Ranking 15 Teams Capable of Winning 2017/2018 National Championship

12. Wisconsin


Wisconsin football and the word “consistency” go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s a program akin to a well-oiled machine — and 2017 appears to be no different. Four starters along the offensive line return, as does starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook.

Outside of T.J. Watt, much of the defense returns from a year ago. The running back duo of Bradrick Shaw and Pitt transfer Chris James will be a handful to defend against. Tight ends Troy Fumagalli and Kyle Penniston will surely be incorporated at a high clip. For yet another season, this is a dangerous Wisconsin team. An early road game at BYU could be tricky. However, the Badgers avoid Ohio State during the regular season, and get Michigan, Northwestern, and Iowa all at home.

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