September 7, 2016

#10!

From out of nowhere.

21 comments:

Mac McConnell said...

Congrats, will it last?

Jake said...

This is best for the B1G Network and ESPN/ABC because they will be able to hype high-ranked opponents. It's all bullshit.

traditionalguy said...

Those big linemen will always get the Badgers a well deserved high ranking. But the teams of smaller and faster guys are out there for the end of the season playoff.

And this weekend poor Bret Bielema, who got away by going to Arkansas, has to play The Little Sisters of the Poor again.

Yancey Ward said...

The problem is that the game was played in Wisconsin, and LSU has probably been the biggest underperformer in the SEC for going on 4 seasons now- they play great defense, but can't seem to score consistently.

In any case, I thought Wisconsin played a great game Saturday.

Smilin' Jack said...

"#10!" From out of nowhere.

#10 is nowhere. Go to a game, yell, "We're #10!", and see the response you get.

mockturtle said...

It's all about whom you beat. ['Who' actually sounds better but I can't bring myself to say it.]

Curious George said...

"Mac McConnell said...
Congrats, will it last?"

For 17 days. Maybe.

fivewheels said...

I believe it's properly expressed as "out of fucking nowhere."

Coconuss Network said...

Wasn't Wisconsin at the Rose Bowl a couple of years ago ? 2011, 2012, 2013. But didn't win .... bummer. Maybe another chance ? #10 though, hmm.

Chuck said...

9/24 - at Michigan State
10/1 - at Michigan
10/15 - Ohio State
10/22 - at Iowa
10/29 - Nebraska

I think the Badgers go 1-4 through that stretch. But it was a great game at Lambeau versus LSU!

Chuck said...

Wisconsin is #33 in the Football Outsiders' F/+ ranking. (One week is scant data, of course. Too heavily weighted to year-old numbers.)

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/forum/college-sports/2016/09/73806/2016-week-one-f-ratings-vs-ap-poll

EMD said...

You know what else if From outta nowhere?!?

David said...

Holy Russell Wilson! Who ALMOST lead the Badgers to an undefeated season.

The Russell Wilson signing had to be the best ever for the Badgers. Probably could have had him as a freshman but they had never heard of him then.

Badger football will always be a bit of a tease. But it's a fun tease.

ndspinelli said...

Year in and year out the Big 10 is the most overrated football conference. Their bowl record proves it.

jacksonjay said...

Yeah, well the Longhorns jumped from outer nowhere to #11, sooooo?? The Longhorns ain't no how, no way a top 20 team! Once again, preseason polls (sports polls in general) are meaningless!

eddie willers said...

Those big linemen will always get the Badgers a well deserved high ranking. But the teams of smaller and faster guys are out there for the end of the season playoff.

That's how my "little" Bulldogs defeated Ron Dayne's squad in the 1998 Outback Bowl.

At the snap they would be past the big, hulking linemen and around Dayne's ankles before he could get up a head of steam. A lot easier to take down the big man that way.

BTW, my Dogs also jumped many spots to #9. Too soon, IMO, but there you are.

Original Mike said...

Rankings before the first month of play are stupid.

Curious George said...

"ndspinelli said...
Year in and year out the Big 10 is the most overrated football conference. Their bowl record proves it."

Really? You must have missed the Ohio State National Championship a couple of years ago.

Johannes Paulsen said...

Before I clicked on the link, I thought you meant Wisconsin's law school was ranked #10.

Chuck said...

ndspinelli:

Michigan has a 24-8-1 record all-time versus the SEC, and is 8-5 versus the modern SEC in bowl games.

Chuck said...

I should have more correctly written, "24-8-1 historically versus the schools in the current SEC..."