staff, April 20, 2015

 Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon Sports recently asked Big Ten personalities, including a quartet of BTN employees, to rank their favorite Big Ten towns.

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Madison claimed the top spot, while Ann Arbor, State College, Columbus and Bloomington round out the top 5.

The winner wasn't all that close, for what it's worth, as Madison garnered eight of the 10 first-place votes.

Like most Big Ten towns, Madison is a great place. If you haven't been, plan a trip to see your favorite team take on the Badgers sometime soon.

Iowa City and Evanston complete the top half of the ranking. See the full 14-town list at

Last week, Athlon posted a poll on the Big Ten's top coaching jobs.