The 4th ranked Wisconsin Badgers are 9th in the initial College Football Playoff rankings which came out on Tuesday night.
UW (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) was the third-highest Big Ten team, behind Ohio State at number six and Penn State at number seven.
Georgia opened the rankings number-1, followed by Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma to round out the first five.
It’s not a big surprise that Wisconsin finished lower than their rankings in the Top 25 polls. They have yet to play a ranked team and none of the teams left on UW’s regular-season schedule is in the committee’s top 25.
Michigan, normally a ranked team, is hurting the Badgers. They’ll visit Madison on Nov. 18 and as of now, are unranked.
The Badgers travel to Bloomington this Saturday to face the Indiana Hoosiers.