Who named Madison 'Best college football town?'

Since it’s an election year, it seems appropriate that USA Today declared a winner in its fan-powered contest to name “America’s Best College Town.” And the winner by popular vote is … Madison, Wis., home of the Wisconsin Badgers. The newspaper’s website reports that Madison edged out Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg, Va. Also, a late surge in voting made Columbus, Ohio, the contest’s third-place finisher. Something tells us not everyone will agree with this result.

Here’s the original USA Today survey in case you want to take issue with the decision. And here’s the story from USA Today declaring a winner. And, of course, here’s the USA Today photo gallery featuring their top finishers in the contest. Now excuse us while we once again watch BTN’s Jay Wilson take part in “Jump Around” at a Wisconsin football game in the video in this post.


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jerry on 9/21/2012 @ 12:28pm EDT Said:

do a more scientific study next time, not just a fan poll.

    BTN.com staff on 9/21/2012 @ 12:39pm EDT Said:

    Good point for USA Today, Jerry, but then I don’t think they meant it to be anything more than a sort of fun and silly contest. We like it better when writers actually rate the places in town, eat the foods, and do a tour. That kind of stuff is fun, too.

Josh on 9/21/2012 @ 12:53pm EDT Said:

I have heard it is a cool town, but every person that I have talked to that went to a football game as an opposing fan says that Wisconsin fans are terrible. Probably not the best idea to be jerks to people that are helping the local economy.

aroznowski on 9/21/2012 @ 1:53pm EDT Said:

I can’t help but laugh at such nonsense.

Kevin on 9/21/2012 @ 3:48pm EDT Said:

I must agree i have heard from multiple people that they have very rude fans,just look at the game last week when the TV camera showed a back of a fans shirt that was in the stands that had a very vulgar phase. I can’t believe the university let him in the stadium

Matthew Milko on 9/21/2012 @ 4:37pm EDT Said:

An idiot? Just kidding, from what I’ve read and heard from friends, Madison, Wisconsin truly deserves the nickname Madtown.

Mik Jeong Pak on 9/25/2012 @ 10:32pm EDT Said:

Wow, you guys are getting all bent out of shape because of one poll. Man, you guys have issues.