Winning (mostly) has its privileges for Badgers among AP top-25 voters
As we documented last week, not having to cancel two games naturally hurt Wisconsin among Associated Press top-25 voters.
Back on the field this past Saturday, the Badgers made something of a statement in spanking Michigan 49-11 on the road. Thus, we would expect Wisconsin would gain back some favor in the AP top 25.
Indeed, the Badgers rose from No. 13 up to No. 10 in the latest poll. Several voters gave Wisconsin big jumps on their ballot.
Brooks Kubena of The Advocate moved Wisconsin from No. 22 to 11 – where he had the Badgers the previous two weeks. The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls rose UW from 19 to 11 (he had the Badgers at No. 9 in Week 9 but at 12 in Week 8).
Tom Green of Alabama Media Group also had Wisconsin at 11. He had ranked the Badgers No. 9 in the preseason, then didn’t put them on his ballot again until Week 8 at No. 20, after the Illinois win, then 19 after the first cancellation and 20 after the second.
Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman didn’t have Wisconsin on his ballot last week and now placed the Badgers at 13. He had UW at 11 in Week 9 and 13 in Week 8.
As usual, there are exceptions.
Neill Ostrout of the Journal Inquirer, at 15, and Jon Wilner of San Jose Mercury News, at 16, left Wisconsin in the same spot as the previous week. Among the teams Ostrout has ranked higher than UW are 4-2 Georgia (11), 7-1 Miami (12),7-0 Coastal Carolina (13) and 7-0 Marshall (14). Wilner has Georgia at 9 and Miami at 10 along with 4-0 Northwestern at 12 and 2-0 Pac-12 teams USC and Oregon at 14 and 15. Wilner also has 0-1 Arizona State at 17 – the only AP voter to cast a vote for the Sun Devils.
Three voters moved Wisconsin down on their ballot after the win over the Wolverines.
Jonas Pope of the Raleigh News and Observer flip-flopped Wisconsin and Oregon from his previous week, with the Badgers now at 11 and the Ducks at 10.
Lauren Brownlow of WRAL Baltimore moved the Badgers to No. 11 from 10, basically jumping 5-1 Oklahoma State – which didn’t play Saturday — over UW (she had the Cowboys at 12 the previous week and now at 10).
Finally, the Albuquerque Journal’s Steve Virgen slid Wisconsin from 10 to 13, jumping Oregon, 4-0 Indiana and Miami ahead of the Badgers.
Here’s all the votes from Week 11 with Week 10 included for comparison’s sake:
|Voter||Week 11||Week 10|
|Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal||5||5|
|Nathan Baird, Cleveland.com||5||5|
|Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press||7||7|
|Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune||8||8|
|Colten Bartholomew, Wisconsin State Journal||8||8|
|Nate Mink, Syracuse Media Group||8||8|
|Parrish Alford, Daily Journal (Tupelo, Miss.)||8||8|
|Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald||8||8|
|Eric Boynton, Spartanburg Herald-Journal||9||13|
|Josh Furlong, KSL.com||9||10|
|Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald||9||11|
|Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times||9||9|
|Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette||9||10|
|Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network||10||11|
|Blair Kerkoff, Kansas City Star||10||11|
|Brett McMurphy, Stadium Network||10||13|
|Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News||10||12|
|Conor O’Neill, Winston-Salem Journal||10||10|
|David Briggs, Toledo Blade||10||12|
|Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune||10||10|
|John Bednarowski, Marietta Daily Journal||10||10|
|Matt Brown, The Athletic||10||15|
|Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle||10||10|
|Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman||10||10|
|Ryan Pritt, Charleston Gazette-Mail||10||10|
|Soren Petro, 810 WHB Kansas City||10||10|
|Trevor Hass, Boston.com||10||12|
|Audrey Dahlgren, WLNS-TV||11||11|
|Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette||11||12|
|Brooks Kubena, The Advocate||11||22|
|Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal||11||13|
|Dylan Sinn, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette||11||12|
|Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser||11||12|
|James Kratch, The Star Ledger||11||13|
|Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review||11||16|
|John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader||11||11|
|Jonas Pope, Raleigh News and Observer||11||10|
|Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman||11||19|
|Lauren Brownlow, WRAL Baltimore||11||10|
|Madison Blevins, WBIR-TV||11||11|
|Norm Wood, The Daily Press||11||13|
|Pete Martini, Salem Statesman Journal||11||11|
|Tom Green, Alabama Media Group||11||20|
|Aaron McMann, Mlive Media Group||12||14|
|Adam Grosbard, Orange County Register||12||13|
|Brian Howell, Daily Camera||12||12|
|Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune||12||12|
|Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans||12||12|
|Gentry Estes, The Tennessean||12||12|
|Jon Johnson, The Dothan Eagle||12||12|
|Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun||12||12|
|Steve Batterson, Quad City Times||12||14|
|Theo Lawson, Spokesman-Review||12||13|
|Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post||12||15|
|Rece Davis, ESPN||13||18|
|Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman||13||NR|
|Steve Virgen, Albuquerque Journal||13||10|
|David Jablonski, Cox Media Group||14||17|
|Michael Lev, Arizona Daily Star||14||20|
|Rob Long, WJFK-FM Washington, D.C.||14||15|
|Neill Ostrout, Journal Inquirer||15||15|
|Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News||16||16|