This Associated Press top-25 poll thing is getting easier each week for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Wisconsin keeps winning and a team above the Badgers keeps losing, allowing UW to move up a spot in the top 25, now all the way to No. 5.
The ballots from the AP voters are getting a little boring, too.
Sure, a couple of pollsters moved Wisconsin down one spot, but it’s hard to complain with all the 1-loss teams ahead of the Badgers or 9-2 Oklahoma, which had a big win at West Virginia this past Saturday, on every ballot.
Well, every ballot but one.
Sorry, Josh Kendall, but we have to put the spotlight on you once again.
While every other top-25 voter has Wisconsin ranked between No. 4 and No. 7, Kendall has the Badgers at No. 2. That’s up one spot from last week because Kendall had Louisville, which lost last Thursday, at No. 2 on his last ballot.
Looking at Kendall’s ballot, you have to wonder if he’s pranking everyone. At least his top 10 makes you feel that way. Besides the obvious choice of Alabama at No. 1, Kendall’s next nine are: 9-2 Wisconsin, 9-2 Penn State, 9-2 Oklahoma, 10-1 Ohio State (yes, fifth), 8-3 USC (yes, sixth), 10-1 Washington, 10-1 Clemson, 10-1 Michigan and 9-2 Colorado. He also has 8-3 Florida State at No. 11 and 7-4 Iowa — Iowa! — at 22.
Well, as I always say, that’s why they call it a poll.
Here’s all the ballots from Week 11 plus the previous three weeks for a comparison: