The word "era" is thrown around with abandon in sports. Whether it be a long celebrated player hanging it up or a dynastic team falling on hard times, the passing of an era is usually remembered more fondly than it really was. The BCS era will most likely not be thought of so kindly, and that is just fine for pretty much everyone involved in the sport.
For all its enemies, the last 15 years in college football have seen some remarkable wins, some heartbreaking losses and plenty of ammunition for critics to take aim at an imperfect system. The Wisconsin Badgers saw their share of victory and defeat, some games more important than others. It was a time when Wisconsin entered another gear as a program, building on the foundation of the mid-1990s success.
This list will undoubtedly add more fuel to the bonfire of vitriol that seems to spew whenever the Bowl Championship Series is mentioned. Many more games may be burned in the collective hearts of fans, but these wins may represent the highlights of the last decade and a half.