The Big Ten boasts six teams in the initial BCS Rankings in Week 8 of the college football season, but only one of those teams is undefeated and they don't control their own destiny in terms of making a title game. Unlike the SEC and Big 12, both of which have two teams that will almost certainly make the BCS Championship game if they win all of their remaining games, the Wisconsin Badgers are currently at the mercy of others, sitting at sixth. They're behind two SEC teams, two Big 12 teams, and Boise State.
If they run the table, the Rose Bowl is obviously a foregone conclusion, but to get there, they'll need to go three teams currently in the BCS Top 25. They've already defeated current No. 13 Nebraska, and their game away to No. 16 Michigan State is arguably the best on the college football schedule next week.
No. 18 Michigan, No. 21 Penn State, and No. 23 Illinois are the other three Big Ten teams to make the season's first inaugural BCS rankings.
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