Two preseason rankings revealed yesterday had the Wisconsin football and basketball programs ranked in the top 25 nationally.
The UW football team is ranked No. 23 in the prestigious USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Here is a look at the top 25:
1) Miami (Fla.)
4) Florida State
12) Ohio State
14) Washington State
16) Virginia Tech
18) Michigan State
19) Southern California
22) South Carolina
24) Penn State
25) North Carolina State
Others receiving votes (in order of most votes received): Texas A&M, Auburn, UCLA, Kansas State, Boston College, Brigham Young, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Illinois, Oregon State, Clemson, Purdue, Utah, Fresno State, Mississippi, Arkansas, Colorado State, Southern Mississippi, Iowa State, Stanford, Notre Dame, Hawaii, Arizona, Iowa, Texas Tech, Boise State, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Toledo, Virginia, Minnesota, West Virginia, Louisiana Tech, UNLV, Wake Forest
The Badger basketball team was ranked 19th by Foxsports.com college basketball writer Frank Burlison. UW senior Kirk Penney was also listed among the favorites for the John Wooden Award, given to the best college basketball player in the nation.
Other Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25 include Ohio State (No. 13), Michigan State (No. 15) and Illinois (No. 22).
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