BCS Rankings: Wisconsin and Most Underrated Teams in College Football

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIOctober 24, 2011

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 22:  Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers scrambles with the football during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The BCS Ranking system is very flawed. There are always going to be complaints from different fan bases across the country.

Unfortunately, we have to except the rankings for what they are. For now, we are stuck with them.

That doesn't mean we shouldn't complain.

This weeks release of the rankings simply made me shake my head. It's rare I let the BCS bother me, but this week it was almost laughable.

Here are three underrated teams by the BCS system.

No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers

Let me get this straight.

Wisconsin loses to a ranked Michigan State team on a last second miracle hail mary.

Oklahoma loses to an unranked Texas Tech team after taking a beating in the first half.

Oklahoma drops to the ninth rank in the nation. Wisconsin drops all the way to 15th.

What makes it worse, is that Wisconsin is now ranked behind a No. 14 Nebraska team that they beat on just a few weeks ago.

They have one of the best offenses and best defenses in the nation, suffer a close loss on a ridiculous play, and suddenly they are written off.

What a joke.

No. 17 Houston Cougars

Houston may have an easy schedule, but with an undefeated record they need to be ranked higher than 17th in the nation.

Boise State has an easy schedule. They are sitting at fourth in the rankings.

This Houston team has the top scoring offense in the country.

It's looking like the Cougars have an easy route to an undefeated season.

I'm not saying they are a top team in the country. I am saying give them a little more respect and attention than they are receiving.

No. 19 Penn State Nittany Lions

At a 7-1 record, Penn State is currently sitting at 19th in the rankings.

They are currently 4-0 in the Big Ten, making them the unanimous top Big Ten team following Wisconsin's loss to Michigan State.

The Nittany Lions boast one of their best defenses in years, allowing just 13.1 points per game.

This week they found some offense with Matt McGloin starting the full game at quarterback.

This team's only loss came in week two against the No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

We will see if Penn State is for real in the upcoming weeks, but dismissing them with what they have achieved so far is just wrong.