Wisconsin held steady in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll, gaining a scant 27 votes.
Probably not a big surprise here as there wasn’t much movement among the teams in front of them, other than Ohio State moving below the Badgers and Virginia Tech ahead.
Despite the gain in votes, more people actually left Wisconsin off their ballot in Week 3 than in Week 2. Eleven voters didn’t put the Badgers on their ballot this week compared to 10 last week (although really nine as Brent Axe didn’t send in his ballot and he ranked Wisconsin both in Week 1 and Week 3).
The biggest jump for Wisconsin — six spots — came from Mike Sorensen of the Deseret News (23 to 17). Tommy Deas of the Tuscaloosa News moved the Badgers up five spots, from 18 to 13.
The largest drop was from Larry Vaught of Dansville Advocate Messenger, who had Wisconsin at No. 22 after having the Badgers at No. 14 the previous two weeks.
Here are the complete ballots from the first three weeks, for comparison sake: