Ohio State finishes better than Wisconsin, WHAT???
The University of Wisconsin football team is still looking up at Ohio State.
The Badgers beat the Buckeyes, earned a share of their first Big Ten Conference title in 11 years and advanced to the Rose Bowl this past season.
Still, Ohio State was the top-ranked Big Ten team when the final polls were released on Tuesday.
The Badgers (11-2) finished seventh in the Associated Press media poll and tied for eighth with LSU in the USA Today coaches' poll. The Buckeyes (12-1) — whose only loss was to UW 31-18 on Oct. 16 — were fifth in both polls.
UW has finished behind Ohio State in the final polls in each of the last six seasons. The last time the Badgers were ranked ahead of the Buckeyes was after the 2004 season.
It was the highest finish for UW in the polls since the Badgers were No. 5 in the coaches' poll and No. 7 in the media poll after Bret Bielema's first season as coach in 2006.
Since 1993, UW has had five Top 10 finishes. In addition to 2006 and '10, the Badgers were fifth in the coaches and sixth in the AP after the 1993 season; sixth in both polls in '98; and fourth in both polls in '99.
I still can't believe that the Badgers lost to TCU. I was depressed for days. Let's hope we can return to Pasadena next year and beat Ohio State again. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!