Wisconsin falls one spot in BCS

Badgers check in at No. 7 in second week of championship rankings

Despite remaining undefeated with a 24-12 win over Northwestern Saturday, the Wisconsin football team (8-0 overall) fell from No. 6 to No. 7 in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings, released Monday.

Utah (7-0), which beat UNLV 63-28 Saturday, leapfrogged Wisconsin, moving from No. 7 to No. 6.

The top 11 teams in last week's initial BCS Standings all won over the weekend, but there was some jostling in the rankings in addition to the Wisconsin/Utah juxtaposition. Most notably, Oklahoma (7-0) exchanged spots with Miami (Fla.) (6-0), moving from No. 3 to No. 2.

USC (7-0)—No. 1 in both human polls and No. 2 behind the Hurricanes according to the computers—remained No. 1 in the BCS.

Auburn (8-0) and Florida State (6-1) remained fourth and fifth, respectively, followed by Utah, Wisconsin, California (5-1), Georgia (6-1), Texas (6-1), Tennessee (6-1), Michigan (7-1) and Boise State (7-0). Tennessee dropped two spots, from No. 9 to No. 11, after edging Alabama 17-13.

The BCS standings, which determine the participants in the Orange Bowl, this year's BCS Championship Game, are a composite of the Associated Press Top 25, the coaches' poll and an amalgam of six computer rankings.

Utah's composite BCS rating fell from .7251 in the first standings to .7217 this week, but Wisconsin's deficit was greater: .7255 to .7180, the result of a drop from a No. 8 computer ranking (.700 share) to a No. 11 computer ranking (.620). Wisconsin is No. 6 in both human polls.

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