There was the anticipation during spring practice in April that the University of Wisconsin would be getting some national recognition in June when the college football preview magazines went on sale.
When starting quarterback Scott Tolzien was asked about the prospect of lofty expectations for the 2010 Badgers, he said, “The key is to block it out and that’s a hard thing to do when you’ve got guys reading the magazines.”
Here’s a sampling of what they might read:
Lindy’s has Wisconsin ranked No. 6 in the nation in its preseason poll behind Alabama, Boise State, Ohio State, Texas and Florida.
The Sporting News has the Badgers at No. 8; one slot behind Nebraska, which will join the Big Ten in 2011.
Athlon’s has Wisconsin at No. 16, while Phil Steele has the UW at No. 23.
These four publications agree on one thing: Ohio State is definitely the team to beat in the Big Ten.
Lindy’s and The Sporting News have the Badgers finishing second behind the Buckeyes.
Athlon’s has Wisconsin third behind Ohio State and Iowa, while Steele has the Badgers tabbed for fourth behind the Buckeyes, Hawkeyes and Penn State.
I am going to the homecoming game against Minnesota. I just ordered my tickets online. I hope the Badgers are undefeated when I go to the game. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!