- The Badgers finished their West Coast swing, 1-1, this past weekend, falling to No. 2 UCLA before downing Loyola-Marymount, 4-2. UW moved to No. 15 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire
poll, while remaining second in the Great Lakes regional rankings.
The Badgers, ranked No. 14 in last week's poll, fell at No. 2 UCLA on Friday, Aug. 31, garnering their first blemish of the 2012 campaign. Wisconsin, who had held all three previous opponents scoreless, was held without a goal for the first time since November 2, 2011.
Florida State (4-0-0) and UCLA (4-0-0) remain in the top spots in this week's poll, while Oklahoma State (6-0-0), Duke (4-1-0) and Stanford (2-1-1), round out the top five. Penn State moved up a spot to No. 7, and still remains the only Big Ten conference team, other than the Badgers, to earn a spot in the top-25.
Wisconsin is one of 13 ranked teams that have lost only one game so far in 2012. 11 undefeated teams highlight this week's national poll.
Wisconsin returns to the McClimon Complex this weekend for its final nonconference home match of the 2012 season. The Badgers welcome Illinois State to Madison on Sunday, Sept. 9, with kickoff slated for 2:30 p.m. (CT).