Wisconsin Football: Badgers move up to No. 7 in College Football Playoff rankings

In the second edition of this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, the Wisconsin Badgers are up to the No. 7 rank, one higher than last week’s debut.

Full rankings:

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Michigan Wolverines
  4. Washington Huskies
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Louisville Cardinals
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. Texas A&M Aggies
  9. Auburn Tigers
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions
  11. Oklahoma Sooners
  12. Colorado Buffaloes
  13. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  14. Virginia Tech Hokies
  15. Utah Utes
  16. West Virginia Mountaineers
  17. North Carolina Tar Heels
  18. Florida State Seminoles
  19. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  20. USC Trojans
  21. Western Michigan Broncos
  22. Boise State Broncos
  23. Washington State Cougars
  24. LSU Tigers
  25. Arkansas Razorbacks

The Badgers were able to move up a spot after a 21-7 road victory in Evanston over the Northwestern Wildcats, paired with the previous No. 4 Texas A&M Aggies losing on the road to Mississippi State.

Wisconsin remains the highest two loss team in the country currently and holds the highest CFP position in its program’s history. The Badgers are one of four Big Ten teams in the top 10 and are currently 2-2 against teams ranked in the top 25.

Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Washington make up the top four, with Ohio State and Louisville close behind. Only Washington will face a ranked opponent this week of teams currently in the top 10.

Wisconsin’s hopes for a playoff berth are still in full confidence at this point, with three games versus ranked opponents left on the regular season and a possible shot at a revenge game against either Michigan or Ohio State looming.

The Badgers will face Illinois at home this weekend.

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