Wisconsin Football: Among Nation’s Best in the BCS Era?

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The BCS era is over. Where does Wisconsin rank in terms of success over the entire controversial era?


Wisconsin football has been as consistent as any college football program in the BCS era and has been that way since Barry Alvarez took over as the head coach in 1990.

Alvarez brought Wisconsin to the height of its power during the first two years of the BCS era. In 1998-99 the Badgers won back-to-back Rose Bowl Championships, the first two Rose Bowls of the BCS era (The first two of five BCS games they would compete in over the entirety of the era).

The BCS era spanned from 1998-2013; this was the final season in which it existed. The college football playoff system is set to begin next year.

When ranking the best teams of the BCS era, the Badgers would seem to stack up fairly well with the nation’s top programs. I believe Badgers fans should be proud of where Wisconsin lands on this list. Check it out for yourself!

To see where the Badgers are ranked in the “25 Most Successful Programs of the BCS Era” – which uses a weighted system that measures regular season success, bowl appearances and success in those bowl games – follow the link below.

Click here to see where Wisconsin finds itself on the list!

Where do you think Bucky lands?



Topics: B1G, Barry Alvarez, BCS, Big Ten Football, UW Badgers, UW Badgers Football, Wisconsin Badgers, Wisconsin Badgers Football

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