WAUSAU, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Three Wisconsin teams made D-Three-Football-Dot-Com’s pre-season Top-25 national poll. U-W Whitewater is ranked at Number-nine in the new survey. Platteville is 11th, and Oshkosh 12th.
Whitewater made the pre-season Top-10 even though it failed to make the N-C-A-A Division-Three playoffs last year, following three straight national championships. Whitewater had three losses in 2012 – tied with North Central and Bethel for the most defeats of any Top-10 school.
Platteville went 8-and-2 a year ago. Oshkosh went 13-and-1, with its only loss coming in the D-Three playoffs behind quarterback Nate Wara – who graduated this year.