It almost seems obvious, doesn’t it?

Wisconsin seems to pile up at least 10 wins every year, compete for a B1G title and travel to a warm weather bowl game. The Badgers have become one of the most consistent teams in the country and are a regular in the all the top 25 polls.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame has become one of the more perplexing programs in the country. Shuffling through head coaches, struggling to maintain any momentum and falling short of sustaining a presence in the national spotlight.

So when FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd says that Wisconsin is a better program right now than Notre Dame, it really isn’t that dramatic of a statement.

But Cowherd offered his thoughts on Notre Dame and why he believes the Badgers have surpassed the Irish in football:

Cowherd gives the 20-year timeline of comparison on his show and says that’s the stretch in which Wisconsin has been more dominant.

Since 1997, the Badgers have won five B1G titles and two division titles. They’ve had double-digit win totals in 10 seasons and have reached a bowl game in all but one season (2001).

Notre Dame, on the other hand, has only reached the 10-win mark four times during that window, but have posted five losing seasons. Sure, the Irish reached the national title game after an undefeated season in 2012, but they were pummeled by Alabama.

Though it tends to get overlooked at times, Wisconsin has most certainly been more successful over the past 20 years than Notre Dame. Cowherd isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know.