The Wisconsin Badgers are midway through the Big Ten season, and to just about everyone's surprise, Bo Ryan's crew has managed to go 6-3 in conference play despite playing five games against ranked opponents.
Why people are surprised at this point is the real mystery.
That 6-3 start is good for fifth place in the Big Ten, and a Ryan-led team has never finished worse than fourth in the conference since his arrival in 2001. Overall, the Badgers stand at 15-7 with nine regular season games to play, setting themselves up nicely for their 12th consecutive NCAA tournament berth under Ryan.
Even after being dealt a significant blow before the season began when Josh Gasser tore his ACL, Wisconsin competes night in and night out without a true standout player on the roster.
It's been a true team effort for the Badgers this season, so let's go down the line and grade the main contributors for Wisconsin.