They beat Michigan pretty easily, and I doubt they would have had much issue with Michigan State. Penn State would have been a challenge, and I honestly see that as a 50/50 game with the favorite being the home team.
Wisconsin got penalized for losing to the #8 team by 6 in their conference title game, where as Bama gets rewarded by getting beat by 12 to a 3 loss Auburn team who just got smoked in their conference title game. On paper, Bama's and Wisconsin's resume were nearly identical (schedule strength, quality of wins), but again, Bama got rewarded. As I've stated Bama nor Ohio State deserved to get in, and again, honestly I would have been fine with Wisconsin beating Ohio State just so none of this nonsense had to happen. I was really hoping that would happen in hopes of Ohio State and Bama getting a NY6 game.