Badgers/Buckeyes shoot for playoffs

The parallels between this Big Ten championship game and 2014 are striking.

No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 8 Ohio State are not only playing for the conference title, but both have a chance to make the College Football Playoff.

The Badgers (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten) enter the contest (8 p.m. ET on Fox) with an unblemished record and yet there are plenty of skeptics who dismiss Wisconsin?s postseason chances. They say the Big Ten West Division was subpar and the schedule was weak.

?I don?t want us to get caught up in too much of that,? Badgers cornerback Derrick Tindal said. ?Just play our game. I feel like that?s why we?ve been able to play so well up to this point. Nobody is worried about what the world thinks about us. We just worry about who is in that locker room. We?ve just got to keep doing that.?

OSU opened as a 6.5-point favorite.