Wisconsin could sneak through BCS back door

Everyone knows about Ohio State and Michigan, but don't forget about Wisconsin, which could be an intriguing BCS at-large pick.

Updated: October 11, 2006, 9:24 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com
Here's a quick midseason look at the Big Ten teams:

Illinois Fighting Illini

Ron Zook had one mountain to climb simply getting Illinois a Big Ten victory. Once that happened two weeks ago at Michigan State, Zook's task turned to keeping his team's mind-set focused on the present. That's still a work in progress, given a come-from-ahead home loss to woeful Indiana. Given that defeat, there's no chance Illinois makes a bowl game this season.