ESPN writer has pair of B1G teams in College Football Playoff
Wisconsin had the biggest win of the day, without a doubt. The Badgers now have two top-10 wins on the season, both of which are technically away from home.
With that, the Badgers aren’t in the end of the season College Football Playoff (CFP) according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. To be fair, Wisconsin was ranked No. 11 coming into this week and none of the 10 teams ahead of them lost – outside of Michigan State, of course.
Even without sticking the Badgers into the CFP, Schlabach has the Big Ten well represented.
2. Ohio State
“The Buckeyes had the week off before hosting Rutgers and Indiana for their next two games,” he wrote. “They’ll get a big test at Wisconsin on Oct. 15.”
“The Wolverines routed Penn State 49-10 — for their fourth straight game with at least 45 points,” Schlabach said. “It’s the longest such stretch by a Big Ten team to start the season since Penn State in 2008.”
He then writes about the next four teams in contention, placing Wisconsin behind Clemson, Houston and Stanford. Here’s what he said about the Badgers:
“After upsetting then-No. 5 LSU in the opener and No. 8 Michigan State on Saturday, the Badgers have now defeated multiple AP top-10 opponents in the same season for the first time since 1962.”
Schlabach’s full article can be read here.