Badgers No. 6 in both polls

Wisconsin moves up one in coaches' vote

Following a 24-12 win over Northwestern Saturday, the Wisconsin football team moved up one spot in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll to No. 6. The Badgers remained No. 6 in the Associated Press poll but moved within a single point of tying Florida State for the fifth spot.

Wisconsin is 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten, its best start since opening 9-0 in 1998.

USC (7-0 overall) remains No. 1 in each poll, followed by Oklahoma (7-0), with Florida State (6-1) No. 5 in each poll. Miami (Fla.) (6-0) comes in No. 3 in the coaches' poll and No. 4 in the AP, while Auburn (8-0) is No. 3 according to AP and No. 4 on the coaches' list.

Wisconsin, which was ranked No. 6 in the initial BCS rankings last week, improved its share rating in the coaches poll from .71344 to .75541 and in the AP from .76308 to .77846, while BCS No. 5 Florida State slipped to .79869 (from .80918) and .77908 (.80246), respectively. Despite a 63-28 win over UNLV Saturday, BCS No. 7 Utah saw its share in the coaches' poll drop from .66557 to .65639. The Utes' AP rating, however, jumped from .65969 to .67877.

In addition to Wisconsin, Big Ten teams Michigan (No. 12 AP/No. 11 coaches), Purdue (17/19), Iowa (23/24) and Minnesota (24/23) cracked the rankings.

Wisconsin has a bye this week and next takes the field Nov. 6, when it hosts Minnesota (6-2 overall, 3-2 Big Ten) at Camp Randall Stadium. Kickoff and television coverage for the game should be announced Monday morning.

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