They were joined in the top 10 by a Boston Red Sox team on the rebound after briefly dropping out last week.
This week's rankings might not have seen huge climbs up, but it saw three teams take big falls.
Although Steve had grown up in Pittsburgh, his UW ties ran deep.
His father, Henry, earned his UW undergraduate degree in 1954 and his master’s degree in 1955.
After their circles of friends merged, they began sitting together at Camp Randall football games, and then started dating.
They traveled to California to witness the Badgers’ 1994 Rose Bowl victory firsthand, and before graduating together in December 1995 — Heather in elementary education, Steve in mechanical engineering — they tied the knot.
The Los Angeles Dodgers moved up one spot, the Colorado Rockies two and the Arizona Diamondbacks four as all three teams finished in the top six, leaving little question over which division is putting the power in this week's Power Rankings.
When their children were born, these Badger parents chose a memorable moniker. From elementary school to high school to his days living in Jones House in Kronshage Hall at the University of Wisconsin, the pronunciation of his last name — “With a name like Bohl, he’s lived with it all his life,” says Steve’s wife, Heather, who chuckles as the list runs through her head.
“Tupperware bowl, crystal bowl, Super Bowl, toilet bowl — you name it.” Little did she know, though, just how perfect that name would become when she and Steve first met during the second week of freshman year at a Lakeshore residence hall event.
“Matt came after Derek, but he only had a few scratches,” the source said.
“Derek’s not going to press charges; he’s going to let it go.” Fisher, who declined to comment in detail about the dustup, looked no worse for wear before the Knicks’ preseason game against the Brazilian Paschoalotto/Bauru team at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.