As college football gears up for the final stretch of this unpredictable 2017 season, the Wisconsin Badgers keep inching up the College Football Playoff Rankings.
Wisconsin (10-0) was ranked No. 5 in the latest poll, released Tuesday night. Originally placed at No. 9 two weeks ago, the Badgers moved up to No. 8 last week and hurdled two more spots on Tuesday for the fifth position, just one spot out of the four-team Playoff.
The Badgers benefited from a pair of top-4 teams getting blown out last weekend. Georgia, slotted at No. 1 for the opening two College Football Playoff rankings, lost 40-17 to Auburn. And former No. 3 Notre Dame was humbled after a 41-8 loss to Miami.
Georgia and Notre Dame are now ranked at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively.
Wisconsin hosts Michigan on Saturday before wrapping up its regular season Nov. 25 against the Minnesota Gophers.
Here’s a complete list of the College Football Playoff Top 25:
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