The Wisconsin Badger women’s hockey team has been picked No. 7 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll.
The Badgers finished the 2012-13 season ranked No. 10 and finished 23-10-2 on the season.
Two other teams from the WCHA grabbed spots in the top-10. Minnesota earned the number 1 ranking, while North Dakota was tabbed No. 5.
Boston College earned the second spot while Clarkson and Boston University were third and fourth, respectively. Wisconsin plays Boston University on Nov. 16 in Vail, Colorado. the Badgers also play No. 10 Northeastern on Nov. 15, in Vail.
The Badges open the season with an exhibition contest against Team Japan at LaBahn Arena on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7pm. Wisconsin begins regular season play at home with a pair of WCHA games against Minnesota State on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5.