...the average national ranking of Wisconsin's scoring defense in basketball (#1) and football (#4).
In basketball, its no surprise that Bo Ryan has his team leading the country through 6 games in scoring defense at just 39.2 pts/game and FG % defense at just 30.5%. (This week's opponents, UNC and Marquette, are tied for 5th in the country in scoring offense at 88.0 pts/game) The Badger offense has been equally as impressive especially from the 3 pt line. The Badgers rank 3rd in 3PT FG's per game with 11.3 and rank 2nd in 3PT FG % at 47.2%. Josh Gasser leads the country at 71.4%. Wisconsin has also assumed its familiar role as the nation's top team in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.94.
In football, after an impressive showing against a defense ranked among the top 10 in the country, the statistics show that no team has been better on both sides of the ball than the Badgers who rank #4 in scoring defense at 15.2 pts/game and #4 in scoring offense at 44.8 pts/game. The Badgers' composite ranking in total offense+scoring offense+total defense+scoring defense (6.75) blows away the next closest teams who just happen to be playing in the BCS title game: Alabama (12.3) and LSU (19.75).