Madison (WQOW) -- Wisconsin's 28-9 win at Iowa moved the Badgers up to 21st in the AP poll, but Wisconsin is still 24th in the BCS standings...so you wonder when the Badgers will wind up when bowl season rolls around.
Wisconsin figures to be an attractive bowl team, since Badgers fans generally travel well. Plus, Wisconsin has the active FBS leader in career rushing yards in James White. Also, the Badgers have the Big Ten's number two ranking in total defense, as well as the nation's seventh-best average in yards per play.
Wisconsin has just four games left in the regular season, and none of those four opponents are ranked. Is there anything the 6-2 Badgers can do at this point to give themselves a shot to play in a BCS bowl game?
"At the end of the day," says Wisconsin senior safety Dezmen Southward, "the only thing we can do is keep going out and giving everything we have and keep winning. we'll get somewhere we want to get, but I think it's important for us to just take it one week at a time. and that's hard especially when everyone is talking about what they're going to be doing during bowl season."
"Yeah, it's frustrating," says Wisconsin senior linebacker Chris Borland, "we're getting used to getting the short end of the draw, but hopefully it will work itself out, we can hopefully control the rest of our destiny and we'll see what happens."
Wisconsin will host BYU in a non-conference game Saturday. The Cougars are getting votes in the latest AP poll.
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