Wisconsin moves into top 4 of playoff rankings; Badgers put 12 defenders on All-Big Ten teams

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Badgers move up in CFP rankings

For the first time this year there is a Big Ten team in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings. And it’s not Ohio State, Penn State or Michigan. It’s Wisconsin, which moved from No. 5 into the No. 4 slot in advance of the Big Ten title game Saturday against the Buckeyes.

As Jesse Temple writes, following the move up, the path to the playoff for the Badgers has never been clearer: Win and they are in.

Wisconsin defense honored

The Badgers have one of the top defenses in the country and evidence of that came in bunches when the Big Ten released its all-conference teams on Tuesday. Twelve Wisconsin players got some form of recognition, including every player that started last Saturday against Minnesota. The Big Ten offensive team will be announced Wednesday.

Paul Chryst: Big Ten Coach of the Year?

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst oversees the only undefeated Power 5 team in the country and is in his second Big Ten title game in his three years leading the Badgers. That success has Sean Keeler thinking Chryst should once again be named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

Danny Davis a key for the Badgers

Freshman Danny Davis showed his skills early in fall camp, going up high to catch a pass between two defenders. It was all quarterback Alex Hornibrook needed to see from the wide receiver to know he possesses an uncommon skillset that he’s put to use in his first year in college.

Recruiting notebook

Wisconsin has seemingly been done with its 2018 recruiting class for some time, but the Badgers are making a late run at running back Kazmeir Allen. In our latest recruiting notebook, we look at the California product that has the Badgers among his top six schools.

Freshman RBs impact Badgers, Buckeyes

Wisconsin and Ohio State have benefited greatly from a pair of talented freshman running backs, with the Badgers getting a lift from Jonathan Taylor and the Buckeyes getting their boost from J.K. Dobbins. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus looks at the impact the two have had on their respective programs.

Inside the Wisconsin film room

Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal takes a look at the film and how the Badgers will deal with the likely absence of tight end Zander Neuville this Saturday against Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.

The last 4 trips to Indianapolis

Wisconsin will play in its fifth Big Ten title game in seven years this Saturday. The Wisconsin State Journal put together a retrospective on the previous four trips for the Badgers, which is filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows.

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