Badgers dropped in AP top 25 poll but gained votes

Sep 9, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor (23) rushes with the football during the third quarter against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

You probably noticed that the Wisconsin Badgers fell one spot in the latest Associated Press top-25 poll, from No. 9 to 10.

But did you know that the Badgers actually got more votes this week than last?

Last week, Wisconsin received 979 votes. This week, 993. It just so happened that Oklahoma State, which won at South Alabama 44-7 while the Badgers beat Florida Atlantic 31-14, had a bigger jump in votes.

After that last Wisconsin victory, which wasn’t very inspiring, no one thinks the Badgers are a top-5 team anymore, including Kirk Bohls and Jon Wilner, both of whom had UW at No. 3 last week (and now at No. 7 and 8, respectively).

However most (34) still believe the Badgers are a top-9 team. Several voters moved Wisconsin up, including Pat Dooley, from 16 to 10, which was the biggest jump for the Badgers this past week. Adam Zucker moved Wisconsin up five spots (14 to 9) as well.

The biggest drop was five spots by Wilner and three others moved Wisconsin down four slots.

Here’s the complete look at the Week 3 ballots along with the previous two weeks for comparison:

Voter Week 3 Week 2 Preseason
Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans 6 7 10
Tony Parks, KZNS Salt Lake City 6 6 11
John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader 7 8 9
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman 7 3 6
Lauren Brownlow, WRAL Baltimore 7 8 9
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail 7 8 10
Rob Long, WJFK-FM Washington, D.C. 7 7 8
Steve Batterson, Quad City Times 7 9 10
Adam Jude, Seattle Times 8 8 9
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette 8 9 10
Brent Axe, Syracuse Media Group 8 6 6
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal 8 9 9
Dave Foster, WZTV Nashville 8 9 13
John Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel 8 9 11
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 8 3 5
Keith Sargeant, NJ.com 8 10 9
Parrish Alford, Tupelo Daily Journal 8 8 9
Rick Wright, Albuquerque Journal 8 9 13
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle 8 10 10
Ross Dellenger, The Advocate, Baton Rouge 8 6 7
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News 8 9 10
Aaron Suttles, Tuscaloosa News 9 8 9
Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network 9 14 19
Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 10 11
Ed Daigneault, Republican-American 9 9 10
Jason Galloway, Wisconsin State Journal 9 9 9
Jeff Miller, Orange County Register 9 11 12
Lauren Shute, SEC Country 9 8 10
Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM Columbus 9 11 15
Robert Gagliardi, Laramie Boomerang 9 10 11
Safid Deen, Orlando Sentinel 9 8 9
Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald 9 8 3
Soren Petro, WHB Kansas City 9 9 9
Terry Hutchens, CNHI Sports Indiana 9 7 10
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune 10 11 11
Grace Raynor, The Post and Courier 10 9 12
Jonny Miller, WBZ Boston 10 12 12
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald 10 11 11
Matt Charboneau, The Detroit News 10 10 10
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun 10 16 18
Scott Hamilton, Winston-Salem Journal 10 10 11
Bill Landis, Cleveland Plain Dealer 11 10 12
Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times 11 11 13
Dave Rearson, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 11 7 9
Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle 11 12 13
Rece Davis, ESPN 11 13 12
Brian Howell, Daily Camera 12 12 11
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News 12 14 11
David Briggs, Toledo Blade 12 11 9
Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal 12 12 11
Jason Butt, Macon Telegraph 12 13 13
Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 12 12 16
Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman 12 8 10
Sammy Batten, Fayettesville Observer 12 13 13
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 12 12 13
Andy Bitter, Roanoke Times 13 11 11
Matt Brown, Sports On Earth 13 15 14
Michael Lev, Arizona Daily Star 13 15 13
Dave Southern, Idaho Statesman 14 13 11
Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times 14 13 11
Pat Caputo, Oakland Press 17 17 18