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Last week to vote for All-Bielema Team

Thumbnail image for Valai_Jay_Mich_09_2.jpgAs the start of spring practice approaches, the reveal of the All-Bielema Team draws closer. Voting ends, appropriately enough, on Selection Sunday.

Fans can go to the Wisconsin Football Facebook page to log their votes. Polling began on Feb. 20 with quarterbacks and continues today with strong safety. There is one more defensive position to vote on tomorrow (free safety), before special teams takes over the weekend.

Nearly 6,000 votes have been logged so far on Facebook with hundreds of others on Twitter using #AllBielemaTeam. Among the closer position battles are:

Thumbnail image for Levy_DeAndre_IND_07.jpgOutside Linebacker
You need two OLBs and while Mike Taylor looks to be a lock on one side, former teammates DeAndre Levy and Jonathan Casillas are battling it out to see who gets the other spot.

Defensive tackle
Like OLB, we need two DTs. Nick Hayden seems to be on solid footing but Patrick Butrym and Mike Newkirk are potential started next to him. They would form a solid three-man rotation.

Shaughnessy_Matt_Iowa_06.jpgDefensive end
There's no doubt who the top vote-getter at this position would be but J.J. Watt needs a partner on the other side to avoid the double teams. O'Brien Schofield had a terrific senior season while Matt Shaughnessy was a four-year starter.

Right tackle
Right now, two linemates are battling for the final spot on the offensive line, Ricky Wagner and Josh Oglesby. Oglesby started 25 games at RT over three seasons and was a first-team All-Big Ten choice as a senior while Wagner started 10 games in 2010 when Oglesby was hurt and earned honorable mention all-league honors.

Be sure to check out the Wisconsin Football Facebook page to register your votes on these races or any of the others. And check out 'Varsity' next week to view the team in its entirety.