BCS Rankings 2011: Predicting Wisconsin's BCS Ranking on Sunday

Colby LanhamCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2011

MADISON, WI - OCTOBER 15: Montee Ball #28 of the Wisconsin Badgers rushes for a 35-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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For the state of Wisconsin, 2011 has been a great year for football. 

First, the Green Bay Packers of Wisconsin win the Super Bowl and are still undefeated. Now, the Wisconsin Badgers are still sitting undefeated at 6-0 after easily taking care of business against Indiana in a 59-7 routing.

Wisconsin showed it can do much more and score in many different ways. Whether it was quarterback Russell Wilson's two touchdown passes, his reception touchdown on a trick play, the special teams return or their 332 rushing yards, Wisconsin has shown that they are legitimate contenders.

Currently, in the rankings, the Wisconsin Badgers are ranked No. 4, right behind the likes of LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma. They are playing some of their best football right now, and their 48-17 performance against Nebraska showed that they are at least deserving of a top-five ranking in the polls.

For now, however, barring any losses by these other top three teams, Wisconsin needs to stay where they are at No. 4, as it remains unlikely that they move up, and the only way they do is if they possibly receive more first-place votes than Oklahoma.

Wisconsin does not have enough of  a case to jump above Alabama or LSU, who have played the most difficult of schedules out of both Wisconsin and Oklahoma.

After their performance today, the Wisconsin Badgers will continue to sit at No. 4 in the first week of BCS Rankings.