Wisconsin Badgers football ranked 10th in preseason coaches poll

Season starts on Sept. 1 against Utah State
Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 17:32:10-04

After an 11-win season in 2016, the Wisconsin Badgers earned the 10th overall ranking in the preseason coaches poll.

65 coaches around the country vote on the weekly poll; Alabama received the spot spot with 49 first-place votes.

Four Big Ten team are ranked in the top 10: Ohio State (2), Penn State (6), Michigan (9), and Wisconsin.

Clemson, the defending national champions, are ranked fifth, despite losing quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Badgers finished the 2016 season ranked ninth in both the AP and coaches polls. Wisconsin opens the season at Camp Randall Stadium on Friday, Sept. 1 against Utah State.