Let’s take a look at the rankings for teams in the Big Ten, and nationally to conclude the 2020 season.
- Ohio State —> No. 2 Coaches Poll, No. 2 AP Poll
- Northwestern —> No. 10 Coaches Poll, No. 10 AP Poll
- Indiana —> No. 13 Coaches Poll, No. 12 AP Poll
- Iowa —> No. 15 Coaches Poll, No. 16 AP Poll
- Ohio State and Clemson swapped spots after the Buckeyes thoroughly beat the Tigers, while Texas A&M jumped over Notre Dame to No. 4 after securing a big bowl win and finishing the season with their singular loss of the year to Alabama.
- Despite losing in their bowl game to Georgia, Cincinnati finished inside the top-10 in both major polls, and give themselves an improved chance of shaking up the playoff picture next season with such a high finish to the season.
- After both losing in their respective bowl games, Florida and North Carolina finished as the only four-loss teams in the final rankings.
- The SEC concluded the season with the most top-10 teams from any conference with three, while the Big-12 was right behind them with two.
- Wisconsin received the most votes of any team in the Coaches Poll (38) that was not included in the final rankings, P.J. Fleck might put that on a ring or something.
AP Top-25: No. 20 Oklahoma State; No. 23 Ball State; No. 25 Buffalo
Coaches Poll: No. 23 Ball State; No. 25 Buffalo
AP Top-25: No. 22 Tulsa; No. 24 NC State; No. 25 Oregon
Coaches Poll: No. 22 NC State; No. 25 Tulsa