Neither Wisconsin nor Nebraska played Saturday, but both teams could move up in the polls.
With No. 6 Houston’s loss to Navy and No. 9 Tennessee’s double-overtime defeat at the hands of No. 8 Texas A&M, there could be two vacancies in the top 10 of next week’s AP poll. The two teams next in line? The No. 11 Badgers and No. 12 Huskers.
It’s unclear how far the Cougars and Volunteers will fall as a result of their first losses. Wisconsin sits at 4-1 with the team’s loss coming at No. 4 Michigan, while the Huskers are 5-0.
The AP poll won’t come out until Monday because of postponed games.
Wisconsin was ranked eighth after starting the season 4-0 behind wins against LSU and Michigan State. Nebraska, meanwhile, has not been in the AP top 10 since Oct. 30, 2011 when the team was ranked 10th.
Four more top 10 teams are in action Saturday night. No. 10 Miami hosts No. 23 Florida State, top-ranked Alabama faces No. 16 Arkansas and No. 5 Washington plays Oregon.