Wisconsin was among a list of long-shot schools to make the College Football Playoff according to CBS Sports.
CBS went through each major conference and listed one long shot contender. In the Big Ten, that team was the Badgers.
There is good reason for optimism surrounding the 2023 Wisconsin squad. A new quarterback in SMU transfer Tanner Mordecai who has proven collegiate success, a new head coach in Luke Fickell who has made the College Football Playoff once before with Cincinnati, and a new-look staff all around.
Here is a look at each dark horse according to CBS Sports, and what they had to say about the Badgers:
ACC: NC State
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Big Ten: Wisconsin
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Big 12: Texas Tech (125-1)
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