On the strength of back-to-back overtime wins and an 8-3 record in the Big Ten, the Badgers are back in the Top 25 rankings for the first time since week 2 of the season. Wisconsin checks in at No. 20 in the AP Poll and No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, both released today.
In the AP Poll the Badgers moved from receiving votes (26th) to No. 20, moving up 6 spots, while over in the USA Today Coaches Poll Wisconsin went from 30th to No. 19.
Talk about a volitale set of rankings this year, huh? Good grief.
Wisconsin is one of five Big Ten teams in the polls this week with No. 1 Indiana, No. 4/5 Michigan, and No. 8 Michigan State leading the way as three Top 10 teams. The other team in the rankings is Ohio State, coming in at No. 13/14.