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).

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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