Wisconsin stacks up in the race for the playoff

Wisconsin (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten)

Strength of schedule ratings: 55th (NCAA); 61st (Sagarin Computer)

Record against latest teams in latest playoff rankings: 0-1.

Record against latest AP Top 25: 1-1.

Record against bowl eligible teams: 7-1.

Best wins: vs. Nebraska, 59-24; vs. Minnesota 34-24.

Losses: vs. LSU, 28-24; at Northwestern, 20-14.

Scoring margin: 20.7

Yards per play and national rank: 7.15, 5th

Yards per play allowed and national rank: 4.36, 5th

AP Analysis: Wisconsin features star power in running back Melvin Gordon and a defense that has improved over the course of the season. But the ugly loss in October at Northwestern is still an eyesore on the resume.

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