Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 1/18/13
  The currently unranked Wisconsin Badgers are standing alone atop the Big Ten at 4-0 in conference play.  They are the only team in the Big Ten to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play.  The Badgers only have four losses this season, two of which are against ranked opponents.  Their last loss came on December 8th against Marquette.  Since then, the Badgers have one seven straight.  In addition to that, their last two wins were against Illinois and Indiana, both of which are currently ranked inside the top 25.  Not only did they defeat Indiana, they did it on the road in Assembly Hall, arguably one of the hardest places to play in college basketball. The Badgers are in the hardest part of their schedule and it wont get easier any time soon.  Their next nine games are all very tough.  They play Iowa twice, #9 Minnesota twice, #11 Ohio State twice, #18 Michigan State, #23 Illinois, and finally #5 Michigan. Of those nine games, only two games are not against ranked opponents.  Also, four of those nine games are on the road. This difficult schedule could be looked at as good or bad for the Badgers.  While it will be extremely difficult to keep their winning streak going, a couple more big wins against ranked opponents, and they may be sitting in the top 25.  With the wins against Illinois and Indiana, they have proven that they can compete in the Big Ten. It appears that the Wisconsin Badgers are not getting the national attention they deserve.  They consistently have a good basketball that competes in the Big Ten every year and they never seem to get any recognition.  They are consistently pulling off upsets as they pulled of two in a row in their last two games.  Look for the Badgers to continue their success and end up ranked by the end of the season. Nevertheless, they should make it to the NCAA tournament and are capable of making it far. The one word to describe the Wisconsin Badgers basketball program is consistent. They consistently have a winning season and they consistently replace good players with new ones. Therefore, the key for them the rest of the way is to continue to remain consistent. They have played great in Big Ten play so far, but how long will they be able to keep it going?  With the difficulty of the Big Ten this year, it is not likely that they will keep it going much longer. I had them preseason ranked at fifth in the Big Ten and they still could end up there.   They started off this season preseason ranked #22 and it would be great to see them get back into the top 25.  The Badgers are playing with a lot of energy and they have a lot of momentum.  Let’s see how long they can remain atop the Big Ten.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst - NFL Week 3: Steve Smith, Odell Beckham & of course the Browns
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Olympic wrestler turned ISIS recruit killed in U.S. drone strike

Report: Jamaal Charles to play Sunday against Steelers

Dez Bryant says he will not play Sunday against 49ers

Bill O’Brien officially rules J.J. Watt out for season

Report: Eric Decker out Sunday with partial tear in rotator cuff

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Browns planning to part ways with Josh Gordon

Noah skips dinner at West Point because he's anti-war

Giants could use wide receiver at safety against Vikings

Ryan Tannehill does not mince words regarding offense

Russell Wilson on playing Sunday against Jets: ‘No doubt’

Report: Tyson Fury failed drug test, will be stripped of title belts

WATCH: Is it time for the Jaguars to fire Gus Bradley?

Combing through the crowded 2016 MLB MVP races

The Blue Jays and the meaning of a late season freefall

CFB Crash Course: Week 5 - Less one Les

Box Score: 9/30 - Dolphins, Popovich and MLB umps

Seven most absurd stats heading into NFL Week 4

Antonio Brown to honor Arnold Palmer with custom cleats

The best and worst from the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Players Jurgen Klinsmann may call up for USMNT friendlies

Byron Scott has no relationship with D’Angelo Russell

Steve Kerr favors shorter NBA preseason to limit back-to-backs

Flaws of MLB replay system exposed in Cardinals’ victory

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Is it time for the Jaguars to fire Gus Bradley?

Combing through the crowded 2016 MLB MVP races

The Blue Jays and the meaning of a late season freefall

CFB Crash Course: Week 5 - Less one Les

NBA winners and losers: Gregg Popovich as a voice of reason

WATCH: Will LSU have to sell its soul to find its next head coach?

The clubhouse leaders for MLB Rookies of the Year

Goodbye, Ted: 20 years of highs and lows at Turner Field

Forza Horizon 3 review: Going Top Gear

NFL Kickoff Week 4: Guess what? The NFL is dying again

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker