Badgers climb in rankings after win

Thanks to its 31-30 win over Iowa on Saturday, the Wisconsin football team heads into its open week listed among the top 10 in all three major rankings.

The Badgers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) have cracked the top 10 in the Bowl Championship Series standings, moving up to No. 10 in the rankings released Sunday evening.

UW also moved up in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Badgers are ranked No. 9 in both polls.

Only unbeaten Michigan State is ranked above the Badgers among Big Ten teams, checking in at No. 5 in the BCS and both polls. The league's other ranked schools are Ohio State (No. 11 BCS/No. 10 AP/No. 10 Coaches), Iowa (18/18/19) and Michigan (NR/NR/25).

Wisconsin has the week off after knocking off ranked foes in consecutive weeks for the first time since 2004. The Badgers, a solid second in the Big Ten standings, return to action on the road at Purdue on Nov. 6.

- Week 9 Rankings (ESPN.com)