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Badgers debut at No. 12

The preseason edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll is out, and the Wisconsin football team finds itself at No. 12 to begin the 2010 campaign.

The Badgers, who finished at No. 16 in last year's final poll after going 10-3, are among four Big Ten teams ranked among the preseason top-15. That's the most of any conference in the country.

Joining the Badgers in the rankings are preseason Big Ten favorite Ohio State at No. 2, Iowa at No. 10 and Penn State at No. 14.

Defending BCS champion Alabama starts the season at No. 1, with the Buckeyes, Florida, Texas and Boise State rounding out the top five.