UP: Tornados. Climatologists report there've been 38 tornados in Wisconsin this season, double the average for this time of year. Five of the tornados have been in Dane County. The twisters have killed no one. So far.
DOWN: The UW-Madison. U.S. News & World Report, in its annual ranking of the nation's universities, drops UW-Madison from 39th to 45th. UW also ranked 13th among doctoral universities, down from ninth a year earlier.