Wisconsin vs Iowa

Wisconsin vs Iowa: The Badgers got rocked last week, but remain a more talented team, top to bottom, than the Hawkeyes. But Iowa gets to host this one, and the fans at Kinnick are no joke.

After Wisconsin’s home loss to BYU last Saturday, we called two national sports writers during this week’s edition of Buckeye Talk to force them to explain why they picked the Badgers to reach the College Football Playoff before the season.

As one of them, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated and SI.com, explained himself, he finished with a prediction that told you just how much his view of Wisconsin had changed.

He’s picking Iowa to beat the Badgers this week in the game that might, even this early in the season, determine the winner of the Big Ten West division.

So, with Wisconsin favored by three in a primetime game at Iowa City, are we picking the Badgers or the Hawkeyes?

This week, Bill Landis and I are joined by Rob Salvino, who will pick on behalf of the readers. He’s from Apopka, Fla., and is a Kent State graduate who grew up in Leetonia, Ohio, which is about 25 miles south of Youngstown.