Wisconsin’s 31-24 “Senior Day” loss to Penn State on Saturday cost the Badgers a
spot in the BCS Bowl picture. The Badgers started the day Saturday ranked 15th in the BCS Standings, but fell to 21st when the latest BCS Standings were released on Sunday.
The Badgers (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) also fell to 21 in both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Associated Press top 25 poll, both of which came out on Sunday.
The end result will likely leave the Badgers headed to either the Capital One Bowl in Orlando or the Outback Bowl in Tampa. Both games are played on January 1st and feature matchups against SEC teams.
If Ohio State stays in the National Title game and Michigan State heads to the Rose Bowl, then Wisconsin likely would land a spot in the Capitol One Bowl against the loser of the SEC Championship game between Auburn and Missouri.
The Badgers had played in the Rose Bowl in each of the last three seasons. [Read more…]