The Wisconsin football team will open its season tonight in Madison with its first consensus national Top Ten ranking since 2007. The Badgers are rated ninth by the media and tenth by the coaches as they get ready to host Utah State, which almost beat the U-W five years ago until Josh Thompson missed a 37 yard field goal attempt with six seconds left. Former Badgers’ coach Gary Andersen was on the Utah State sideline the, and now, the Aggies are coming after a 3-9 overall record last season and 1-7 in the Mountain West Conference for coach Matt Wells. Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst is 21-6 as he begins his third season as the Badgers’ head coach. Sophomore Alex Hornibrook comes in as the starting quarterback after he split time with then senior Bart Houston one year ago.