The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook released its top-25 and Wisconsin stands at No. 12. Sixth-ranked Michigan is the only Big Ten team ranked ahead of the Badgers.

Montee Ball, Chris Borland, and Ricky Wagner were all named first team preseason All-Americans.

In other football news, the Badgers' week two showdown with Oregon State came in at No.11 on Brian Bennett’s list of top Big Ten non-conference games.

Briefly straying away from the steady diet of gridiron talk, the women’s soccer team began practice today at the University Bay Fields. They will open up their season in just eight short days when they travel to Milwaukee to take on Marquette. The Badgers fell to the Golden Eagles 2-0 a season ago.