Big Ten Power Rankings: Newcomers Look Decent

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Aug 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen on the sideline during the second half against the LSU Tigers at NRG Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Badgers 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

3.) Wisconsin (0-1)

Last Week: 28-24 loss vs #13 LSU

The Badgers don’t deserve to be high, but it really seems like they lost that game against LSU because of play calling as much as Kenny Hilliard demolishing their run defense for 118 yards. How in the name of all that is right does Melvin Gordon get four total carries in the second half when Wisconsin is up 24-7? The Badgers could have rode Gordon hard to a victory, but instead they put the ball into Tanner McEvoy’s hands and ended up losing. Seriously, Gordon had one carry in the third quarter.

The Badgers won’t make that mistake again, but losing to the SEC on national television in that fashion didn’t exactly paint the Big Ten in the best light. Still, this team is plenty good and could realistically go undefeated over the next three to five weeks.

Next Week: vs Western Illinois, 12:00 PM on BTN or BTN2