Badgers move up one spot to No. 13 in AP Top 25 Poll

The Wisconsin Badgers may have had a bye week, but they still made noise in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. They moved up one spot to No. 13 and are now tied with Penn State for the spot.

The top teams in the poll didn’t change much. Clemson remains at No. 1 receiving 57 of the 62 first-place votes. Alabama holds the No. 2 spot receiving five first place votes. Those two are followed then by Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida.

The Big Ten had their troubles this week as both Michigan State and Maryland fell out of the top 25. The Spartans were beat by Arizona State 10-7 and the Terrapins lost to Temple 20-17 over the weekend. Michigan also dropped out of the top 10 falling one spot to No. 11. The Big Ten has five teams in the top 25.

The Badgers will face their biggest test of the season so far when they host Michigan on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 11am.

Wisconsin gets oral commitment from WR for 2020 class

The Wisconsin Badgers added to its 2020 recruiting class again Tuesday night.

Isaac Smith, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver from Collierville, Tennessee announced his commitment to UW on Twitter Tuesday night. He becomes the 16th member of the 2020 class and the second wide receiver.

247Sports lists Smith as a three-star prospect, while Rivals lists him as a two-star prospect.

Smith came for his official visit on Saturday when the Badgers took on Central Michigan. He had offers from Missouri, Army and Cornell.

Hornibrook transfers to FSU

According to 247sports, former Wisconsin Badgers’ QB Alex Hornibrook will transfer to Florida State to play for the Seminoles next season. He announced his decision on Instagram during an official visit that spanned from Friday to Sunday morning.

Hornibrook was 26-6 in three seasons as a starter for UW. He led them to the Orange Bowl in 2017.

Head coach Paul Chryst wished Hornibrook the best when the news that he was transferring broke.

He contributed to a lot of our recent success, and we want to thank him for all he did for our program. We wish him the best of luck.

Hornibrook finished his 3-year career as a starter for Wisconsin ranked in a tie for third all-time at UW in touchdown passes (47), fourth in completion percentage (60.5), fourth in pass efficiency (138.1) and fifth in passing yards (5,438).

Badgers’ QB Alex Hornibrook leaving Wisconsin, enters NCAA transfer portal

MADISON | Alex Hornibrook’s days with the Wisconsin Badgers have come to an end.

The football program announced Wednesday afternoon that the senior quarterback had decided to leave the team and enter his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal.

“Alex informed us of his decision to leave the team earlier (Wednesday),” coach Paul Chryst said in a release. “He contributed to a lot of our recent success and we want to thank him for all he did for our program. We wish him the best of luck.”

Hornibrook confirmed the news via his Instagram.

“I would like to thank the University of Wisconsin, the football coaches, the training staff, my teammates and the fans for four great years as a Wisconsin Badger.

“I have decided that after I graduate from the UW School of Business in May, I will transfer to a new school to play my final season of college football.

“I am especially grateful for the friendships I’ve shared with my teammates, and wish them nothing but the best.

“I am beyond excited for this opportunity, and I look forward to seeing what God has planned ahead.

“On, Wisconsin.”

Hornibrook started 32 games over the last three years, winning 26 of them, including 20 in Big Ten play. He finishes his career as fifth all-time in passing yards at Wisconsin and tied for third in touchdown passes.