Wisconsin remains SP+’s best team in the Big Ten West

Wisconsin fell 24-10 to Ohio State on Saturday, falling to 5-3 on the season and 3-2 in Big Ten play. Somehow, some way, the team is still technically tied for first place in the Big Ten West.

The Badgers were sizable underdogs to the No. 3-ranked Buckeye team. So despite the loss, the team did not fall in ESPN’s SP+. Wisconsin remains ranked No. 27 in the metric, with the No. 63 offense and No. 12 defense.

As has been the case all season, the Badgers are still SP+’s top-ranked team in the West division. Unfortunately, the division is not solely decided based on Bill Connelly’s numbers.

  1. Wisconsin (No. 27)

  2. Iowa (No. 36)

  3. Minnesota (No. 49)

  4. Nebraska (No. 51)

  5. Illinois (No. 62)

  6. Purdue (No. 82)

  7. Northwestern (No. 92)

Good news for the Badgers: four Big Ten games remain against Indiana (No. 95), Northwestern (No. 92), Nebraska (No. 51) and Minnesota (No. 49). It’s a winnable final stretch.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire