Wisconsin Football: Comparing 2010 Badgers With 2006 Team

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Wisconsin Football: Comparing 2010 Badgers With 2006 Team
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After nine games in the 2010 season, the Wisconsin Badgers are sitting at 8-1 (4-1) and appear to be on the cusp of a BCS bowl bid. If they win out, it seems almost inevitable that they'll at least get a bid to a BCS bowl, if not the Rose Bowl.

No, it's not a guarantee, but it seems quite likely.

However, as Badger fans not so fondly remember, a one-loss season doesn't guarantee a BCS bid.

In 2006 Wisconsin cruised through its schedule en route to an 11-1 regular season record. But because Ohio State and Michigan also had fantastic seasons, Wisconsin was left out of the BCS because of a rule that prohibited three teams from the same conference making a BCS bowl.

This year there is also a distinct possibility that Wisconsin could be left out of the BCS. Again, not likely, but it could happen.

Thus, let's reflect on some of the similarities and differences between a 2006 squad that finished 12-1 with a Capital One Bowl victory and a 2010 squad that could finish with the very same record.

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