Comparing AP top 25 votes for Badgers, Clemson and Ohio State

As Saturday’s games came to a conclusion, I wondered aloud on Twitter what the chances were of Ohio State leaping over Wisconsin in the Associated Press top-25 poll.

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After all, Wisconsin had a very uninspiring win over Purdue at home while Ohio State absolutely pummeled Nebraska on the road.

This also evolved into how far Clemson would drop, and if the Tigers would remain ranked higher than the Badgers. Clemson, then ranked No. 2, fell Friday night at Syracuse, but some on Twitter thought the Tigers had too many good wins to drop far.

Well, we found out Sunday that the Buckeyes did make a nice jump, from No. 9 to No. 6, but Wisconsin also moved up two spots which were vacated by Clemson and Washington (who were No. 5 but suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Arizona State). Clemson didn’t make it out of the top 10, but did slip five spots to No. 7.

The vote totals for Wisconsin, Ohio State and Clemson were close, however. The Badgers coming in at 1,241 with Ohio State at 1,184 and Clemson 1,117.

Of the 39 voters who ranked Wisconsin and No. 5 or higher — one had the Badgers at No. 2 (!!) and three others at No. 3 — only one ranked Ohio State higher (No. 3 by Ed Daigneault of the Republican-American) and all slotted Clemson lower than UW.

Of the remaining 22 voters, 14 had Clemson ranked higher than Wisconsin and all but two had Ohio State higher (interestingly both of those, Brent Axe of Syracuse Media Group and Jerry DiPaola of the Pittbsurgh Tribune-Review, had Wisconsin at No. 6 and Clemson ranked lower).

Here’s the comparative look of the votes for Wisconsin, Ohio State and Clemson, listed in order of the Badgers’ rank. Listed below that is the votes for Wisconsin only from last week to this week.

Voter UW OSU CLEM
Jonny Miller, WBZ Boston 2 5 10
Adam Jude, Seattle Times 3 8 9
Jeff Miller, Orange County Register 3 5 11
Rick Wright, Albuquerque Journal 3 4 7
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette 4 5 10
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal 4 9 7
Parrish Alford, Tupelo Daily Journal 4 5 7
Rob Long, WJFK-FM Washington, D.C. 4 8 6
Ross Dellenger, The Advocate, Baton Rouge 4 6 8
Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald 4 6 8
Sammy Batten, Fayettesville Observer 4 6 10
Steve Batterson, Quad City Times 4 6 12
Aaron Suttles, Tuscaloosa News 5 9 7
Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network 5 7 9
Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times 5 6 8
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News 5 6 8
Dave Foster, WZTV Nashville 5 9 11
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 5 6 9
Dave Southern, Idaho Statesman 5 6 8
David Briggs, Toledo Blade 5 7 8
Ed Daigneault, Republican-American 5 3 7
Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans 5 11 7
Grace Raynor, The Post and Courier 5 6 10
Jason Butt, Macon Telegraph 5 7 10
Jason Galloway, Wisconsin State Journal 5 7 9
John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader 5 7 6
Keith Sargeant, NJ.com 5 8 9
Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle 5 8 9
Lauren Brownlow, WRAL Baltimore 5 7 8
Lauren Shute, SEC Country 5 8 9
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald 5 6 7
Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM Columbus 5 7 8
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail 5 6 11
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle 5 8 7
Robert Gagliardi, Laramie Boomerang 5 6 8
Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman 5 11 8
Scott Hamilton, Winston-Salem Journal 5 6 8
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News 5 6 7
Tony Parks, KZNS Salt Lake City 5 9 6
Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 4 7
Brent Axe, Syracuse Media Group 6 9 5
Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 6 8 4
Matt Charboneau, The Detroit News 6 4 8
Michael Lev, Arizona Daily Star 6 4 7
Pat Caputo, Oakland Press 6 4 7
Rece Davis, ESPN 6 9 5
Terry Hutchens, CNHI Sports Indiana 6 5 8
Brian Howell, Daily Camera 7 5 6
Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal 7 6 8
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 7 6 5
Andy Bitter, Roanoke Times 8 5 6
Bill Landis, Cleveland Plain Dealer 8 6 7
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune 8 5 6
John Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel 8 7 5
Soren Petro, WHB Kansas City 8 4 6
Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times 9 8 6
Matt Brown, Sports On Earth 9 8 6
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun 9 7 12
Safid Deen, Orlando Sentinel 9 8 6
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman 10 6 7
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 12 8 5

Here’s the complete look at the Week 8 ballots along with the previous weeks for comparison:

Voter Week 8 Week 7
Aaron Suttles, Tuscaloosa News 5 9
Adam Jude, Seattle Times 3 5
Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network 5 7
Andy Bitter, Roanoke Times 8 8
Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 8
Bill Landis, Cleveland Plain Dealer 8 10
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette 4 6
Brent Axe, Syracuse Media Group 6 10
Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times 5 8
Brian Howell, Daily Camera 7 8
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal 4 6
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News 5 8
Dave Foster, WZTV Nashville 5 6
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 5 7
Dave Southern, Idaho Statesman 5 8
David Briggs, Toledo Blade 5 8
Ed Daigneault, Republican-American 5 6
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune 8 10
Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV New Orleans 5 8
Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal 7 10
Grace Raynor, The Post and Courier 5 7
Jason Butt, Macon Telegraph 5 8
Jason Galloway, Wisconsin State Journal 5 7
Jeff Miller, Orange County Register 3 5
Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 6 7
John Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel 8 10
John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader 5 7
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 12 14
Jonny Miller, WBZ Boston 2 5
Keith Sargeant, NJ.com 5 8
Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle 5 8
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman 10 8
Lauren Brownlow, WRAL Baltimore 5 8
Lauren Shute, SEC Country 5 7
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald 5 8
Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times 9 12
Matt Brown, Sports On Earth 9 9
Matt Charboneau, The Detroit News 6 5
Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM Columbus 5 6
Michael Lev, Arizona Daily Star 6 8
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail 5 7
Parrish Alford, Tupelo Daily Journal 4 5
Pat Caputo, Oakland Press 6 7
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun 9 8
Rece Davis, ESPN 6 8
Rick Wright, Albuquerque Journal 3 4
Rob Long, WJFK-FM Washington, D.C. 4 5
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle 5 9
Robert Gagliardi, Laramie Boomerang 5 7
Ross Dellenger, The Advocate, Baton Rouge 4 6
Ryan Aber, The Oklahoman 5 8
Safid Deen, Orlando Sentinel 9 8
Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald 4 5
Sammy Batten, Fayettesville Observer 4 7
Scott Hamilton, Winston-Salem Journal 5 7
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News 5 6
Soren Petro, WHB Kansas City 8 8
Steve Batterson, Quad City Times 4 6
Terry Hutchens, CNHI Sports Indiana 6 8
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 7 8
Tony Parks, KZNS Salt Lake City 5 8