If the season ended today, the Iowa Hawkeyes would be competing for a national championship.
The past two seasons, the unfortunate storyline for Northwestern has been finding new and previously believed impossible ways to lose football games.
Welcome back, Sparty.
The undefeated Hawkeyes are up to No. 3 in the AP poll, one of five Big Ten teams ranked in the latest rankings, released Sunday.
Despite forcing five Wisconsin turnovers and holding the Badgers to a negative rushing total, it looked like Northwestern was going to lose. It looked that way a couple times, actually.