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Illinois Favored Despite Wisconsin's High Ranking

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin football team's record is now a perfect 5-0 and the Badgers are ranked fifth in the nation.

But they're early underdogs heading into Saturday's game with Illinois.

The Illini are 4-1 overall after their upset of Penn State last weekend.

They're not ranked.

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says he's not concerned to see Illinois favored, and he doesn't think it shows any lack of respect for his team.


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