AP Top 25: Wisconsin moves up three spots to no. 14

Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) catches a pass during an NCAA football game on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Lomoglio)

The Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) moved up from no. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll to no. 14 after the team's 61-0 win on Saturday against Central Michigan.

The Wisconsin defense has posted two shutouts in the first two weeks. Wisconsin beat South Florida 49-0 in its first game.

The Badgers will have a bye this week. Its next game is against no. 10 Michigan (2-0) on Sept. 21 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison at 11 a.m.

The game will be broadcasted by FOX.

AP TOP 25 POLL
Released September 8

1. Clemson (56) (2-0)

2. Alabama (6) (2-0)

3. Georgia (2-0)

4. LSU (2-0)

5. Oklahoma (2-0)

6. Ohio State (2-0)

7. Notre Dame (1-0)

8. Auburn (2-0)

9. Florida (2-0)

10. Michigan (2-0)

11. Utah (2-0)

12. Texas (1-1)

13. Penn State (2-0)

14. Wisconsin (2-0)

15. Oregon (1-1)

16. Texas A&M (1-1)

17. UCF (2-0)

18. Michigan State (2-0)

19. Iowa (2-0)

20. Washington State (2-0)

21. Maryland (2-0)

22. Boise State (2-0)

23. Washington (1-1)

24. USC (2-0)

25. Virginia (2-0)

NATIONAL STORYLINES

The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.

Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received 6 first-place votes and Georgia stayed at No. 3. LSU jumped two spots after winning 45-38 at Texas on Saturday to make it three straight SEC teams after Clemson. The last conference to hold three of the top four spots in the poll was the SEC on Nov. 2, 2014, when Mississippi State was No. 1, Auburn was third and Alabama fourth.

Michigan dropped three spots to No. 12 after dodging an upset, beating Army 24-21 in double-overtime.

Southern California, which was unranked in the preseason for the first time since 2001, moved in at No. 24 after beating Stanford 45-20.