MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Wisconsin football team returned to the A-P national Top-25 yesterday. The Badgers are now ranked 25th by the media, after they knocked Northwestern out of the rankings with a 35-to-6 pounding of the Wildcats on Saturday.
Northwestern came in at Number-19 in the A-P poll and 18th in the U-S-A Today coaches' poll, The Wildcats dropped out of both after losing their second straight.
The Badger defense held the 'Cats to 241 yards and just 10 first downs. It helped Wisconsin get enough votes from the coaches to be one spot away from their Top-25.
The Badgers are now 2-and-1 in the Big Ten, and 4-and-2 overall. They'll play at Illinois on Saturday night.