Badgers football starts 2018 campaign ranked 4th in the country by AP

Posted: 11:11 AM, Aug 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-20 17:18:30Z

The Associated Press college football voters think a lot of the Wisconsin Badgers.

The AP preseason poll has the Badgers, who finished 2017 at 13-1, as the No. 4 ranked team in America before the start of the season. It is tied for the highest ranking in school history for a preseason poll.

Only Alabama (1), Clemson (2) and Georgia (3) are ranked higher.

Fellow Big Ten teams Ohio State (5), Penn State (10), Michigan State (11) and Michigan (14) are in the top 25 as well.

The Badgers face Michigan on October 13 and Penn State on November 10, with both games on the road.

Wisconsin has never won the college football national championship, which is now a four-team playoff.