How they voted: Badgers in 2014 AP football poll (Week 16)

BY Dave Heller • December 9, 2014

There was no doubt Wisconsin was going to fall in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after the result from the Big Ten championship game. And the Badgers did drop, although just six spots (perhaps many were expecting further), down to No. 17.

To no surprise, every AP voter moved the Badgers down on their ballot. But how far down Wisconsin slipped was definitely varied. There was a case of just one spot (Chuck McGill, 12 to 13) but plenty of double-digit drops (14 spots was the largest). Drew Sharp went back to having Wisconsin unranked after placing the Badgers at No. 12 last week, just the third time he had UW in his top 25 all season.

Here's the full list, with a comparison from last week:

 

Voter Week 16 Week 15
Adam Sparks, Murfreesboro Daily Journal 12 11
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette 12 9
Josh Kendall, The State 12 8
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle 12 9
Adam Jude, Seattle Times 13 9
Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily 13 12
Keith Sargeant, Asbury Park Press 13 10
Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle 13 10
Nate Sandell, KSTP-AM Minneapolis 13 10
Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network 14 10
Brent Axe, Syracuse Post-Standard 14 10
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal 14 8
Daniel Berk, Tucson Daily Star 14 10
Donald Heath, Savannah News 14 12
Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times 14 9
John Silver, Manchester Journal Inquirer 14 10
Rob Long, WJFK-FM Washington, D.C. 14 9
Sam Werner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 14 10
Charles Davis, FOX Sports 15 9
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer 15 11
Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel 15 10
Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times 15 10
John Shinn, Norman Transcript 15 11
Mike Herndon, Alabama Media Group 15 11
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News 15 14
Tim Griffin, San Antonio News-Express 15 10
Eric Avidon, MetroWest Daily News 16 9
Logan Lowery, NE Miss. Daily Journal 16 10
Scott Hamilton, Winston-Salem Journal 16 10
Seth Emerson, Macon Telegraph 16 12
Gary Smits, Florida Times-Union 17 8
Grant Ramey, Maryville Daily Times 17 9
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram 17 10
Ken Medlin, WRAL-TV Raleigh 17 11
Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch 18 8
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 18 12
Michael Lev, Orange County Register 18 12
Steve Batterson, Quad City Times 18 10
Steve Sipple, Lincoln Journal 18 n/a
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 18 12
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News 18 12
Ed Johnson, Albuquerque Journal 19 11
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune 19 13
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 19 14
Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera 19 11
Ross Dellenger, The Advocate 19 10
Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans 20 11
Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal 20 12
Jim Polzin, Wisconsin State Journal 20 11
Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM Columbus 20 11
Nick Baumgardner, mlive.com 20 11
Jay Binkley, KCSP-AM Kansas City 21 12
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman 21 11
Larry Vaught, Dansville Advocate Messenger 21 12
Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 22 9
Scott Nulph, Laramie Boomerang 23 10
Brett McMurphy, ESPN 24 13
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman 24 13
Mike Sorensen, Deseret News 24 10
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press n/a 12

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