On Friday Tim Brando, former CBS play-by-play guy and Fox Sports broadcaster, tweeted out his college football preseason top ten. Not going to lie there are a few surprises, one of which happens to be where he has the Wisconsin Badgers.
My Preseason CFB Top 10: 10. LSU 9. Wisconsin 8. Oregon 7. Alabama 6. Baylor 5. South Carolina 4. Michigan St. 3. Oklahoma 2. FSU 1. UCLA
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) June 20, 2014
Now I have no problem when people give the Badgers some love. That doesn’t always happen. But putting Wisconsin at the nine spot? Ahead of the LSU Tigers, a team they will face to open the season this year? I’m not so sure about that.
Head coach Gary Andersen has yet to say if it will be Joel Stave or Tanner McEvoy under center. Who knows what wide receiver will step up and try to fill the shoes of Jared Abbrederis. And the defense is somewhat inexperienced after losing a lot of talent due to the NFL Draft.
But they still have Melvin Gordon, a Heisman Trophy candidate and one of the most explosive athletes in college football today. He’s what you call a “game changer.”
Don’t get me wrong, LSU has some re-tooling of their own to do especially on the offensive side of the ball. But they still have a good defense and also this really good running back that will be making his debut. You might have heard of him. He was regarded as one of, if not the top running backs and top recruits in the 2014 recruiting class. His name is Leonard Fournette and Wisconsin’s defense will have more than their hands full trying to contain him.
And how about Brando having UCLA at the top spot? That’s a big stretch for a team that finished 16th in the end of the year rankings.
What do you think Badger fans? Do you agree with Tim Brando or do you think Bucky should be put somewhere else? Comment below where you would put the Wisconsin Badgers in preseason rankings.