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Wisconsin football: updated final polls for 2020

The Badger just missed the cut in the final AP Poll and Coaches Poll.

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With the College Football Playoff complete, and Alabama once again crowned the champions, the final editions of the 2020 AP Poll and Coaches Polls were released on Tuesday.

Let’s take a look at the rankings for teams in the Big Ten, and nationally to conclude the 2020 season.

The B1G

  • 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

Nationwide musings

  • 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

Drop outs

AP Top-25: No. 22 Tulsa; No. 24 NC State; No. 25 Oregon

Coaches Poll: No. 22 NC State; No. 25 Tulsa