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Top 25 Takeaways: Badgers get close-up; Cardiac 'Canes back

No. 5 Wisconsin handled its close-up in a most Wisconsin way and No. 2 Miami went back to being the Cardiac 'Canes.

Saturday was the sort of the calm before and after college football's storms. The past two weeks featured 14 games matching ranked teams. The next two weeks are rivalry weekend and championship weekend.

This weekend, No. 1 Alabama played Mercer and Baker Mayfield taunted Kansas.

Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 12.

1. If you are entrenched in the anti-Wisconsin in the College Football Playoff camp because of a light schedule, the Badgers methodical smothering of a Michigan team that is offensively challenged is not likely to change your...