Can the Wisconsin Badgers lose, and still get in?
The Wisconsin Badgers have an uphill battle right now if they hope to make it into the 2017 College Football Playoff. That seems kind of funny to say really, since the Badgers are undefeated on the year, and are coming off a shellacking of the Iowa Hawkeyes, a team that earlier in the season, beat the Ohio State Buckeyes by greater than 30 points. Still, the Badgers have to be wondering what they have to do to get into the conversation.
Sports talk radio is…well, flawed to be sure. That being the case, the shows on sports talk right now are correct when they state that the Badgers need to run the table to have any shot at all of making the College Football playoff this season.
Talking heads agree…Wisconsin must be perfect to get a shot at the College Football Playoff
The talk I heard on the radio this morning was centered around how, and if, the Ohio State Buckeyes could get into the playoff picture with two losses, assuming of course the Buckeyes beat the Badgers in the Big Ten Championship game. While I do see the argument there (assuming a lot of other dominoes fell in a particular way), it was not brought up whether or not the Badgers, with their admittedly weaker schedule, could lose a game along the way, get to the championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes, and somehow still get a win.
Admittedly, I am no Wisconsin Badger fan, coming from Iowa, however I do feel like a lot of the time the Badgers get the short end of the stick when it comes to their National perception, I’m just not sure if that has to do with the style of football they play, or the fact that outside of the Green Bay Packers Wisconsin largely gets forgotten in the football world.
What do you think, could a one loss, but Big Ten champion Wisconsin have a shot at the College Football playoff?