How they voted: Badgers in 2014 AP football poll (Week 3)

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:

Voter Week 3 Week 2 Week 1
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 10 10 5
Michael Lev, Orange County Register 12 14 12
Harold Gutmann, Durham Herald-Sun 13 16 14
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle 13 15 14
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News 13 18 14
Donald Heath, Savannah News 14 16 13
Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel 14 17 15
Adam Jude, Seattle Times 15 17 12
Josh Kendall, The State 15 17 19
Brett McMurphy, ESPN 16 16 17
Daniel Berk, Tucson Daily Star 16 15 13
Eric Avidon, MetroWest Daily News 16 17 12
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune 16 17 13
Sam Werner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 16 17 10
Brent Axe, Syracuse Post-Standard 17 n/a 14
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal 17 17 13
John Shinn, Norman Transcript 17 18 14
Mike Sorensen, Deseret News 17 23 13
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News 17 19 5
Seth Emerson, Macon Telegraph 17 16 12
Tim Griffin, San Antonio News-Express 17 20 14
Ed Johnson, Albuquerque Journal 18 20 n/a
Logan Lowery, NE Miss. Daily Journal 18 21 22
Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM Columbus 18 16 14
Nick Baumgardner, mlive.com 18 16 15
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 18 16 12
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 19 21 14
Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal 19 19 16
Gary Smits, Florida Times-Union 19 19 13
Jim Polzin, Wisconsin State Journal 19 20 15
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram 19 19 14
Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times 19 19 15
Nate Sandell, KSTP-AM Minneapolis 19 19 15
Rob Long, WJFK-FM Washington, D.C. 19 23 12
Steve Batterson, Quad City Times 19 19 14
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette 20 19 15
Charles Davis, FOX Sports 20 18 16
Grant Ramey, Maryville Daily Times 20 23 17
Ken Medlin, WRAL-TV Raleigh 20 19 14
Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily 21 20 n/a
Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times 21 n/a 8
Jay Binkley, KCSP-AM Kansas City 21 18 12
Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle 22 19 17
Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera 22 22 15
Larry Vaught, Dansville Advocate Messenger 22 14 14
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman 23 24 24
Ross Dellenger, The Advocate 23 23 18
Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 24 n/a 19
Adam Sparks, Murfreesboro Daily Journal 25 23 18
Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network n/a n/a 14
Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch n/a n/a 14
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman n/a 25 n/a
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer n/a 24 23
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press n/a n/a n/a
Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans n/a n/a 14
John Silver, Manchester Journal Inquirer n/a n/a 14
Keith Sargeant, Asbury Park Press n/a 20 19
Mike Herndon, Alabama Media Group n/a n/a 15
Scott Nulph, Laramie Boomerang n/a n/a 17
Steve Sipple, Lincoln Journal n/a 23 23

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