2020 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Midseason Poll

Now that we are halfway through the college football regular season, it is time to release the CFRA Midseason Poll in this weird and wacky Covid-19 season.  First of all, only teams who have played at least one college football game so far this season are included in this poll so you will not see any schools from the Pac-12 or MAC included. You will also see CFRA pollsters seemed to have penalized the Big Ten for its late start, as Ohio State finished multiple spots lower in this poll than in the AP and Coaches Poll. Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Midseason Poll.  First-place votes are in parentheses next to each team.

1. Clemson (7)– 247 points

2.  Alabama (3)– 243 points

3.  Notre Dame– 217 points

4.  Oklahoma State– 209 points

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5.  Ohio State– 197 points

6.  Georgia– 187 points

7.  Cincinnati– 180 points

8.  Florida– 152 points

9.  Brigham Young– 150 points

10. Texas A & M– 148 points

11. Wisconsin– 131 points

12. Miami-FL– 129 points

13. North Carolina– 115 points

14. Michigan– 110 points

15. Marshall– 102 points

16. Kansas State– 97 points

17. Coastal Carolina– 90 points

18. Penn State– 72 points

19. Indiana– 71 points

20. Iowa State– 49 points

20. Boise State– 49 points

22. SMU– 46 points

23. Liberty– 37 points

24. Army– 31 points

25. Rutgers– 23 points

Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 19, Wake Forest 18, Northwestern 17, Purdue 16, Memphis 16, UL-Lafayette 12, San Diego State 11, Virginia Tech 9, Minnesota 8, San Jose State 8, Nevada 7, NC State 6, Arkansas 6, Hawaii 5, LSU 3, Tulsa 3, Auburn 2, Appalachian State 2

Dropped Out: Oklahoma 4, Texas 8, Auburn 10, UCF 13, Memphis 19, Virginia Tech 19, Minnesota 21, Tennessee 21, Appalachian State 24

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Notre Dame (3), Oklahoma State (4), Florida (8), BYU (9), Marshall (15), Coastal Carolina (17), Iowa State (20), Boise State (20), Liberty (23), Army (24), Rutgers (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Ohio State (5), Georgia (6), Texas A & M (10), Oklahoma (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Clemson (1), Alabama (2), Cincinnati (7), Miami-FL (12), Kansas State (16).