Badgers fall to No. 9 in polls

Wisconsin slips five spots in each human poll after 49-14 loss to Michigan State

The University of Wisconsin football team slipped five spots to No. 9 in both the Associated Press poll and ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, both released Sunday.

The Badgers (9-1 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) lost Saturday for the first time this season, a 49-14 drubbing at the hands of Michigan State, in East Lansing.

UW next travels to Iowa (7-2, 6-1), which moved up two spots in each poll to No. 17 after a 29-27 win at Minnesota Saturday.

The only other Big Ten team in either poll is No. 7 Michigan (9-1, 7-0). Coupled with Wisconsin's loss, the Wolverines moved into sole possession of first place in the conference with a 42-20 win over Northwestern Saturday.

USC (10-0 overall) remained No. 1 in each poll. Auburn (10-0) and Oklahoma (10-0) are tied for No. 2 in the AP poll and the Sooners hold a two-point edge on the Tigers in the coaches' rankings.


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