Wisconsin crushed Minnesota on Saturday, winning 31-0 to close the regular season. The Badgers are 12-0 entering this week’s Big Ten Championship Game against Ohio State, and likely will move into the top four of the AP Top 25.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbrstreit, however, doesn’t have Wisconsin in his top four, which he tweeted Sunday morning.
My top 4 w/ 1 week left
Next 4@BadgerFootball (Best OSU & you’re in
@AlabamaFTBL (Need a lot of help to have a chance)@CanesFootball (Despite loss-beat Clem & in)@OhioStateFB (Beat Wis debate w/ Bama/ ACC loser
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 26, 2017
Herbstreit shared his top four live on ESPN on Saturday night. Former Badgers RB Melvin Gordon expressed his displeasure:
— Flash | 28™ | A01 (@Melvingordon25) November 26, 2017
Wisconsin will have the chance to silence its doubters in the Big Ten Championship Game against Ohio State on Saturday. Until then, you’ll hear about the Badgers’ strength of schedule and the fact that their top win this season likely is Northwestern.
“They kind of talk about our schedule,” Badgers receiver Kendric Pryor said Saturday after the win. “If we win this game, it will just showcase what we can do.”
This much is clear: Despite all of Wisconsin’s accomplishments this season, there is no bigger game on the schedule than the Buckeyes.
“We want to get Ohio State,” Fumagalli said. “They always play us tough, and it’s always a big-time game when we play them. We’re going to get ready to go this week.”
For the Badgers, Saturday can’t come soon enough.