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Wisconsin ranked No. 4 in preseason AP Top 25

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More hype for the 2018 Badgers.

Capital One Orange Bowl - Miami v Wisconsin Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The hype train rolls on.

The Associated Press released the preseason AP Top 25 Poll on Monday with your Wisconsin Badgers ranked No. 4 behind the Alabama Crimson Tide (duh), Clemson Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs. The Ohio State Buckeyes round out the top five.

Wisconsin even received one first-place vote, bringing the Badgers’ total “points” to 1,271. Georgia, which did not receive a first-place vote, accumulated 1,350 points at No. 3. No. 4 is UW’s highest-ever AP preseason spot, matching the 2000 poll.

As a refresher, the Badgers finished No. 7 in the final AP Top 25 for the 2017 season after a 13–1 season culminated in an Orange Bowl win over the Miami Hurricanes.

Here’s how the full preseason AP Top 25 shook out:

2018 Preseason AP Top 25 Poll

Ranking School Conference First-Place Votes Total Points Prev. Rank 2017 Record
Ranking School Conference First-Place Votes Total Points Prev. Rank 2017 Record
1 Alabama SEC 42 1,505 1 13–1
2 Clemson ACC 18 1,476 4 12–2
3 Georgia SEC 0 1,350 2 13–2
4 Wisconsin Big Ten 1 1,271 7 13–1
5 Ohio State Big Ten 0 1,256 5 12–2
6 Washington Pac-12 0 1,215 16 10–3
7 Oklahoma Big 12 0 1,173 3 12–2
8 Miami ACC 0 1,027 13 10–3
9 Auburn SEC 0 1,013 10 10–4
10 Penn State Big Ten 0 1,012 8 11–2
11 Michigan State Big Ten 0 877 15 10–3
12 Notre Dame Independent 0 804 11 10–3
13 Stanford Pac-12 0 778 20 9–5
14 Michigan Big Ten 0 773 - 8–5
15 USC Pac-12 0 543 12 11–3
16 TCU Big 12 0 533 9 11–3
17 West Virginia Big 12 0 511 - 7–6
18 Mississippi State SEC 0 450 19 9–4
19 Florida State ACC 0 384 - 7–6
20 Virginia Tech ACC 0 351 24 9–4
21 UCF The American 0 312 6 13–0
22 Boise State Mountain West 0 292 22 11–3
23 Texas Big 12 0 216 - 7–6
24 Oregon Pac-12 0 148 - 7–6
25 LSU SEC 0 106 18 9–4
Others receiving votes: South Carolina 96, Florida 68, Utah 60, Oklahoma State 51, FAU 38, Arizona 28, NC State 22, Texas A&M 21, Boston College 18, Northwestern 13, Kansas State 10, Iowa State 8, Houston 6, Memphis 3, Troy 2, Iowa 2, Kentucky 1, Arkansas State 1, Fresno State 1.