The Wisconsin Badgers have to replace a lot of starters in the 2011 season. However, with the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes being without a couple of their stars for the first five games of the season, the Badgers may be the team to beat in the Big Ten.
Unfortunately for the Badgers, they have two very tough games in the middle of the season against No.15 Michigan State and Ohio State.
Both of those games will be on the road for the Badgers. Not to mention, Ohio State will have all of their players back along with Jim Tressel for that game.
With this said, the Badgers will clip the Spartans on the road, but will have a lot more trouble against Ohio State and will lose this game.
Although it is contradicting to the Wisconsin Badgers being the team to beat in the Big Ten, once Ohio State gets all of its players back they will be an elite team once again, assuming that they do not lose too many games without their suspended player.