Badgers suffer biggest fall in Coaches Poll
It was inevitable for Wisconsin. The Badgers were going to fall in the polls after a 35-17 loss to No. 3 Alabama. The only question was how much it was going to be.
The Badgers fell six spots to No. 24, which was the largest drop of any team in the country. Without Michael Caputo, who left after the third play with a head injury, and with Corey Clement banged up, the Badgers couldn’t slow down the Tide in the second half.
Because of the margin of victory, Alabama moved up to No. 2 behind Ohio State.
Wisconsin was one of three Big Ten teams to crack the weekly poll. Michigan State came in at No. 6 while Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern all received votes.
The Badgers will look to get Paul Chryst’s first victory as head coach when Miami (OH) comes to Madison for the opener on Saturday.
No word has been released on whether or not the Badgers will have Caputo and Clement in the lineup.