4. Wisconsin (20-9, 12-6)
Not exactly inspiring confidence with their play over the last two-plus weeks with close wins over Illinois, Northwestern and Penn State and a road loss at Indiana. The Badgers’ style of play certainly contributes to that, and 3-1 in their last four is perfectly well and good. But Wisconsin needs to keep the pedal down to play its way into a double-bye in Chicago.
Up next: vs. Iowa Thursday; at Ohio State Sunday