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Dec 30, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players pose for photos with the 2021 Las Vegas Bowl Championship trophy after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils 20-13 at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The college football season came to an end Monday and with it the final Associated Press top-25 poll was released.

Wisconsin finished its season with a 9-4 record after beating Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 30.

That victory gave the Badgers a little bump in the final AP poll, but not enough to put them in the top 25. Wisconsin accumulated 97 votes in the Week 16 – or final – poll, which was a gain of 31 votes from the Week 15 (pre-bowls) poll and put them 27th overall.

This marks the third time in the last four seasons that Wisconsin has finished a season unranked – ironically, the Badgers won their final game in each of those three years. Wisconsin came in at No. 11 in 2019 after falling to Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

Three four-team losses did end up in the final top 25 – No. 21 Arkansas (9-4), No. 22 Oregon (10-4) and No. 23 Iowa (10-4). Wisconsin beat the latter 27-7 at home on Oct. 30.

Forty-one voters left Wisconsin off their ballots in the final poll (another didn’t submit a ballot). Six voters who didn’t have the Badgers in the top 25 after Week 15 did include them in the final poll. Of those, the highest ranking given was 22.

No voter moved the Badgers down from their previous ballot. The biggest jump was five spots by the San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner. Wilner also gave Wisconsin its highest vote – No. 14.

Here’s all the votes from the final AP top-25 poll compared to Week 15:

Voter Final Week 15
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 14 19
Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald 16 16
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 18 18
Dylan Sinn, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 18 21
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune 18 19
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman 19 21
Nathan Baird, Cleveland.com 20 22
Steve Batterson, Quad City Times 21 22
Adam Grosbard, Orange County Register 22 22
Madison Blevins, WBIR-TV 22 NR
Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times 22 24
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 22 22
Brett McMurphy, Action Network 23 NR
Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune 23 24
Colten Bartholomew, Wisconsin State Journal 23 24
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle 23 NR
Darren Haynes, WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.) 24 24
Blair Kerkoff, Kansas City Star 25 NR
Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans 25 NR
Jordan Hill, Opelika-Auburn News 25 NR
Aaron McMann, Mlive.com NR NR
Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network NR NR
Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press NR NR
Ben Portnoy, The State (Columbia, SC) NR NR
Brian Howell, Daily Camera NR NR
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal NR NR
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News NR NR
Damien Sordelett (The News & Advance) NR NR
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser NR NR
David Briggs, Toledo Blade NR NR
David Jablonski, Cox Media Group NR NR
Ethan Joyce, Winston-Salem Journal NR NR
Gentry Estes, The Tennessean NR NR
Jack Ebling, WSYM (Lansing, MI) NR NR
James Kratch, The Star Ledger NR NR
John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader NR NR
Jon McGonigal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette NR NR
Josh Furlong, KSL.com NR NR
Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle NR NR
Lauren Brownlow, WRAL (Durham, NC) NR NR
Leah Vann, The Advocate NR NR
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald NR NR
Matt Brown, The Athletic NR NR
Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel NR NR
Michael Lev, Arizona Daily Star NR NR
Mike Barber, Richmond Times-Dispatch NR NR
Mike Vorel, Seattle Times NR NR
Nate Mink, Syracuse Media Group NR NR
Neill Ostrout, Journal Inquirer NR NR
Pete Martini, Salem Statesman Journal NR NR
Rece Davis, ESPN NR NR
Robbie Faulk, Starkville Daily News NR NR
Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman NR NR
Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman NR NR
Ryan Pritt, Charleston Gazette-Mail NR NR
Ryan Thorburn, Eugene Register-Guard NR NR
Scott Richey, Champaign News-Gazette NR NR
Steve Virgen, Albuquerque Journal NR NR
Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post NR NR
Trevor Hass, Boston.com NR NR
Zach Klein, WSB (Atlanta) NR NR
Jonas Pope, Raleigh News and Observer n/a NR