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UW was No. 21 in the NET rankings Monday, down three spots from last week.
The Badgers are No. 1 and the Golden Gophers No. 5 in the USCHO poll released Monday. The teams play Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis.
UW was No. 18 in the NET rankings Monday, up six spots from last week.
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UW was No. 24 in the NET rankings Monday, down two spots from last week.
The Badgers women's hockey team has been atop the USCHO top 10 in the first poll of January for each of the last six years.
It was a strange season for UW, which won its first five games to climb to No. 19 in the rankings before dropping six of its next seven. They needed a 49-31 victory over Minnesota in the finale just to finish the regular season with a winning record. This Brooks Bollinger-led victory was a thriller but, again, these rankings are about the lead-up to the bowl and not the actual game. Bonus points for San Antonio, a great city, and the fact UW was back in a bowl game after missing out in 2001.
The Badgers’ lone win last week helped them jump back into the Top 25 after a one-week absence.
The Badgers host No. 4 Quinnipiac, the only other team to get a first-place vote in the USCHO top 10, in a non-conference series on Jan. 1-2.
Michigan moved up to No. 2 in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, joining Georgia, Alabama and Cincinnati in the top four heading into conference championship weekend.
A win over Minnesota would give the Badgers a 6-0 record in what arguably is the third-best division in the country.
Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State held their places in the College Football Playoff ranking Tuesday, with Cincinnati still sitting at fifth.
No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Cincinnati all moved up one spot behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama in the second College Football Playoff rankings.
The Badgers got all 15 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll.
Usually the teams that most surprisingly reach November in College Football Playoff contention don't stay that way. That was the case Saturday for Michigan State and Wake Forest.
Unbeaten Cincinnati is going to need some help to make history as the first team from outside the Power Five conferences to reach college football's final four.
The Badgers were No. 1 in the USCHO women's hockey poll for the seventh straight week after they swept Minnesota State.
AP voters have generally treated G5 teams better than the College Football Playoff selection committee, especially the highest ranked team from outside the Power Five.
Michigan State has had a rough start to the Big Ten season with its only win coming in a sweep against winless Iowa. The Spartans are coming off one of their better performances, a 3-1 loss to No. 12 Minnesota in which they won the first set and scored 23, 21 and 21 points in the ensuing sets
The UW men's team is unranked for the first time since Oct. 26, 2020.
UW was unranked in the initial rankings last season before winning the Big Ten regular-season championship.
“We have the best players this year,” said Paul Azinger, the lead analyst for NBC Sports who still uses pronouns as if it were 2008 when he was the U.S. captain. “And obviously, they (Europe) roll in with the most confidence and maybe the best team.”