The Wisconsin Badgers are listed with 100-1 odds to win the second-ever College Football Playoff, and with good reason. In addition to having to go through a rough Big Ten conference slate that would include overcoming Ohio State or Michigan State in the conference championship game, the Badgers have their strongest opponent in Week 1, the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Wisconsin is equal with Florida in terms of Las Vegas odds to win it all, in front of five teams that are tied with 110-1 odds. It would be an incredible feat to accomplish in Paul Chrystâ€™s first year as head coach, to topple some of college footballâ€™s best programs en route to an unlikely national championship run. But as the saying goes, stranger things have happened.
Below is a look into the Wisconsin schedule and some of the hiccups they may have along the way. The games are ranked in order based on the highest Wisconsin ticket prices on the secondary market, with information provided by TiqIQ.com.
10/10/2015 | Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Wisconsin Badgers | Memorial Stadium | Average Price: $228.82 | Get-in Price: $105
Wisconsin fans have fond memories of playing the Cornhuskers, as now-NFL running back Melvin Gordon set the then-FBS record for rushing yards in a single game. This yearâ€™s affair is at Memorial Stadium and clocks in as the most expensive Wisconsin tickets on the secondary market for the upcoming season, having an average ticket price of $228.82 and a get-in price of $105.
9/5/2015 | Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Wisconsin Badgers | AT&T Stadium | Average Price: $204.30 | Get-in Price: $56 | Cowboys Classic
The direction of the Badgersâ€™ season will be determined after the first game, as a tough contest with the Crimson Tide at the Cowboys Classic kicks off the season. Itâ€™ll be a chance for Wisconsin to make a statement on a national stage and possibly catapult them into the national conversation for teams trying to reach the College Football Playoff. Hipmunk.com can get fans to the action with Dallas flights, in addition to hotels near AT&T Stadium to be the one-stop shop for the traveling football fan.
10/3/2015 | Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes | Camp Randall Stadium | Average Price: $174.77 | Get-in Price: $79
The most expensive Wisconsin home game is against the Iowa Hawkeyes, with an average ticket price of $174.77 and a get-in price of $79. The Badgers usually perform well at Camp Randall Stadium and this year should be no different. Once the crowd gets into â€˜Jump Around,â€™ itâ€™ll be difficult for the Hawkeyes to pull out a road win in Wisconsin, especially since the Badgers have beaten them in each of the past three seasons.