The Wisconsin Badgers overcame back-to-back losses to Illinois and Ohio State during the middle of the season, winning four straight games to get into the Big Ten Championship Game. The Badgers eventually fell to the Buckeyes in the Big Title game 34-21 on Saturday, but their body of work was good enough to land a spot in the Rose Bowl against Oregon (11-2), who won the Pac 10 Championship game.
The Ducks also faced some adversity before rebounding to finish strong. Oregon suffered a 31-28 loss to unranked Arizona State on Nov. 23 before beating No. 5 Utah, 37-15, in the league title game on Friday.
The Ducks finished No. 6 in the final College Football Playoff rankings released on Sunday.
The Badgers (10-3) finished number-8 in the CFP rankings and landed the Rose Bowl spot despite falling [Read more…]