The latest rankings the College Football Playoff are unveiled tonight. After a No. 1 Georgia was embarrassed by Auburn, losing 4-17, there’s no clear-cut No. 1 team in the country, according to ESPN.
ESPN makes the case for five teams to receive the No. 1 spot in tonight’s rankings with Wisconsin being the lone team from the B1G on the list. Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma also made the list.
Wisconsin is undefeated, but is being criticized for not playing a difficult schedule, which has kept them out of the top four of the rankings to this point. Here’s what ESPN said about the Badgers chances to make the College Football Playoff, despite their weak strength of schedule:
Did a win over No. 20 Iowa change that? Maybe. Wisconsin has already clinched the Big Ten’s West Division, guaranteeing it an opportunity to face another ranked opponent in the conference championship game. The committee doesn’t look ahead, though. Right now, Wisconsin’s best wins are against No. 25 Northwestern and No. 20 Iowa.
Wisconsin hosts Michigan at noon Saturday in what could be its toughest game of the season. The Badgers can’t afford to lose a game the remainder of the season, as it would likely kill their hopes of making it into the College Football Playoff