By Drew Olson Special to Published Sep 30, 2007 at 6:56 PM

Once again, the Wisconsin Badgers had to scratch and claw to defeat an underdog opponent.

This time, though, the Badgers did not drop in the polls.

A slew of upsets rocked the college football world last week, so the Badgers climbed four spots to No. 5 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches' poll. Southern Cal, Oklahoma, Florida, West Virginia, Texas and Rutgers all lost over the weekend.

The Badgers, who beat Michigan State in a 37-34 thriller Saturday, trail fourth-ranked Ohio State in both polls. The teams meet Nov. 3 in Columbus.

Wisconsin's next game will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Illinois.


Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.