Wisconsin looking to extend an FBS-leading stretch of success

Wisconsin improved to 4-1 and 2-0 on the 2023 season with its 24-13 win over Rutgers on Saturday. The win kept the Badgers on the top of the Big Ten West, and got the team just three wins away from clinching its 22nd consecutive winning season.

That stat is correct. The Badgers have not suffered a losing season since 2001. Wisconsin has had five different head coaches during that stretch:

ESPN FPI gives Wisconsin a 99.5% chance to win six or more games, with a high probability the Badgers surpass the six-win mark this season.

It’s been an impressive run of success in Madison over the last two decades. The ongoing streak of winning seasons sits atop the FBS. Here are the other ongoing streaks:

Sep 30, 2023; Stanford, California, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dan Lanning walks on the field before the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

StreakSix seasons

Last Losing Season: 2016 (4-8)

Best Season: 2019 (12-2, Rose Bowl champion)

T-9: Notre Dame

StreakSix seasons

Last Losing Season: 2016 (4-8)

Best Season: 2018 (12-1)

8: Utah

Jan 1, 2022; Pasadena, CA, USA; Utah Utes head coach Kyle Wittingham looks on in the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the 2022 Rose Bowl college football game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

StreakNine seasons

Last Losing Season: 2013 (5-7)

Best Season: 2019 (11-3)

Oct 30, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Streak10 seasons

Last Losing Season: 2012 (4-8)

Best Season: 2015 (12-2)

6: Ohio State

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day on the sidelines during the game against the Clemson Tigers in the 2019 Fiesta…


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