The Wisconsin Badgers checked in at No. 12 in the USA Today's preseason poll, a position lower than expected. Even though they are a preseason favorite, the Badgers are the second-highest ranked Big Ten team, four spots behind No. 8 Michigan.
Unfortunately for the Badgers, the preseason poll has a major influence on who plays for the BCS National Championship.
Here's a look as to how the USA Today preseason poll affects the Badgers' BCS title hopes.