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Badgers up to 5th in BCS Standings; UW likely headed to Rose Bowl

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(AP)-  Wisconsin is on the verge of its first trip to the Rose Bowl since January 2000 after the Badgers remained ahead of Ohio State and Michigan State in the latest BCS standings.

Those three teams tied for the Big Ten title, and the BCS standings are being used to break that deadlock. Wisconsin was No. 5 Sunday, with Ohio State one spot behind and Michigan State No. 8.

The final BCS standings come out next weekend, but it's hard to imagine either of the other teams moving ahead of Wisconsin now that all three have finished their regular seasons.

Theoretically, Wisconsin could still move into the top two and end up in the BCS championship game, but that's an extremely far-fetched scenario that would almost certainly have to include losses by both Auburn and Oregon next weekend.

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