BCS Rankings 2011: Wisconsin and 3 Underrated BCS Teams
The 2011 BCS Rankings have finally been released, and with it has come the controversial concerns that have been following the system since it's origin.
This year will likely be one of the most controversial in recent history.
Out of the top seven undefeated teams, there really is no clear favorite. Even Clemson at no. 7 could make an argument for deserving a National Championship berth.
It will be interesting to see how things turn out over the next couple weeks.
Here are three teams that are underrated in the initial release of the BCS rankings.
No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers
I know I just said that there really are no clear cut favorites in the top seven, but I can assure you that Wisconsin fans are not happy with a ranking outside the top five.
This is a Wisconsin team that is scoring 50.2 points per game, a mark that is the best in the nation. They are holding opposing teams to 9.7 points per game, which ranks third in the country.
Those are amazing marks. The only knock on Wisconsin may be the difficulty of their schedule thus far.
But is that schedule any less difficult than No. 5 Boise State?
Oklahoma has only taken out an overrated Florida State and Texas team.
There is a difference with how Wisconsin won their games. They dominated opponents.
No. 16 Michigan State Spartans
For awhile, Michigan State dropped out of the top 25 polls after suffering their shocking 31-13 loss against Notre Dame.
That's a Notre Dame team that is very underrated.
This is a very good Spartans football team. Last week they showed that they are still a force in the Big Ten taking down the undefeated Michigan Wolverines 28-14.
The Spartan's defense, as most Big Ten defenses, is one of the best in the nation. They are allowing just 186.2 yards per game, which is second in the country.
Chances are Wisconsin will take down Michigan State next week, but don't be surprised when this Spartans team puts up a fight.
No. 21 Penn State Nittany Lions
I just realized how much this article makes me look like a Big Ten homer.
Penn State has gotten very little respect this season. They are 6-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Nittany Lion defense is on fire right now, giving up just 11.6 points per game. They are doing this despite the lack of offensive firepower.
Actually, many of the points have come because of turnovers.
Finally, Penn State seems to be finding some consistency at quarterback with Matt McGloin.
If McGloin can step up and play smart football, this Penn State team could shock some people. A 10-2 final record still isn't out of the question.
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