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Wisconsin Badgers Football in Elite Company Since Start of BCS Era

Wisconsin football doesn’t often get the love it deserves.



Wisconsin Badgers football stadium: Camp Randall
Sep 10, 2022; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky Badger prior to the game against the Washington State Cougars at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers football team stands tall among the nation’s powerhouse programs, showcasing consistent success since the inception of the BCS Era in 1998. 

As per records, the Wisconsin Badgers have claimed an impressive 236 total victories, securing a spot (9th) within the top 10 of college football’s winningest teams during this period.

The gridiron giants topping this esteemed list include perennial heavyweights like Ohio State, Alabama, and Oklahoma, each amassing over 260 wins since the BCS Era commenced. 

Standing shoulder to shoulder with renowned programs like Georgia, Clemson, and LSU, the Wisconsin Badgers are rarely talked about in the same breath as these schools, but their consistency has placed them within this elite company — and that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Wisconsin Badgers Football Has Consistently Been a Winning Program 

This impressive record demonstrates the Wisconsin Badgers football program sustained excellence on the field, underlining their potential ability to rebuild themselves into a contender.

With a storied history and a consistent track record of success, Wisconsin football has carved out a prestigious spot among the nation’s football elite — even if recent seasons have season the Badgers drop off a bit.

As the college football landscape continues to evolve, Wisconsin now has a head coach in Luke Fickell, that’s taken his previous team to the Playoffs and is working toward assembling a roster in his vision to push the Badgers over the hump if all breaks well.

The Wisconsin Badgers’ remarkable feat of claiming 236 victories since the BCS Era’s inception and 22 consecutive winning seasons ending in bowl appearances shouldn’t be taken for granted by fans.

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Trevor Lovec is a freelance sports writer, correspondent, and a diehard Northern Iowa fan. He covers Wisconsin football & basketball, plus a little Badgers recruiting for