If the makers of NCAA Football 13 are right, the Wisconsin Badgers are in store for a memorable 2012 season. In fact, they might as well design the Big Ten championship shirts and print the Rose Bowl tickets now. If you’re curious why, it’s because select player and team ratings for the video game have been leaked, and the two-time reigning Big Ten champs earned an overall 99 rating. The only other teams to earn the max rating: LSU, Oregon, Texas and USC.
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What does this mean? Not much at all, of course. The games aren’t played from the couch or on the TV, but it’s still interesting to see how highly the makers of the popular video game view the Badgers.
The fact Wisconsin is rated highly on offense is no big surprise, what with the unit’s recent success and the return of Heisman finalist RB Montee Ball, who earned a 98 rating, by the way. But the defense’s lofty rating does come as a surprise. Again, none of this means a thing. It’s just something to help us pass the time before the season kicks off.
NCAA Football 13 hits the shelves July 10, if you’re interested.