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74. Wisconsin, 1941

It would be easy enough to use the 1941 Badgers to poke fun at the current incarnation -- which plays stifling defense in 55-possession portions, a combination that produces some truly ugly score lines -- but that would be wrong for a variety of reasons. For one, 2013 Wisconsin is really good. For another, so were the 1941 Badgers. Wisconsin considers the 1941 team one of the great unlikely success stories in program history, as Harold "Bud" Foster's group struggled to a 3-2 record out of the gate before finishing 20-3 and sealing the national title with a 39-34 win over Washington State -- the only national title in school history.
-- Eamonn Brennan