After a week of voting, Badgers fans have spoken with their pick for the top play of the 2010-11 season. In reality, the contest was probably over before it started.
The play that got the football Badgers' thrilling 31-18 win over No. 1-ranked Ohio State "underway with ... a ... bang" ran away with nearly half the votes.
David Gilreath's 97-yard return for touchdown on the game's opening kickoff claimed 48.7 percent of the vote to take the title in the UW Athletics 2010-11 Play of the Year poll.
Runner-up honors -- with 27.2 percent of the fan vote -- went to women's hockey's Kelly Nash, who tallied the game-winner in overtime to secure the WCHA Final Face-off crown over Minnesota.
Josh Gasser's buzzer-beating 3-pointer garnered 9.5 percent of the vote to finish third, and Landon Peacock's last-gasp pass for the Big Ten cross country title was fourth with 5.3 percent. Justin Schultz's overtime game-winner for the Badger men rounded out the top five with 4.3 percent.
Here's a look at the complete poll results:
48.7% David Gilreath - Football - Opening kickoff return for TD vs. Ohio State (Oct. 16)
27.2% Kelly Nash - Women's Hockey- OT game-winner in WCHA Final Face-Off (March 5)
9.5% Josh Gasser - Men's Basketball - Buzzer-beating 3-pointer at Michigan (Feb. 23)
5.3% Landon Peacock - Men's Cross Country - Late pass to win Big Ten title (Oct. 31)
4.3% Justin Schultz - Men's Hockey - OT game-winning goal vs. Canisius (Jan. 8)
3.5% Brad Nortman - Football - Fake punt to keep drive alive vs. Iowa (Oct. 23)
1.4% Lin Zastrow - Women's Basketball - Game-tying tip-in at buzzer vs. Wyoming (Dec. 15)
And, in case you want to see it again, the top play in UW sports for 2010-11: