2020 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) End of Regular Season Poll

The college football regular season finished up yesterday, despite a multitude of delays, postponements, and cancellations caused by Covid-19. In the end, our organization ended up with the same top three teams as the playoff committee and major human polls, but we have a big shakeup at # 4. That is where the Cincinnati Bearcats are found with a considerable six point advantage over the last playoff participant, Notre Dame. If Cincy can win impressively over Georgia in the Peach Bowl, you wonder if they could possibly stay on top of the Irish for the # 1 spot if Notre Dame somehow won the playoff. Only time will tell with that. Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Midseason Poll.  First-place votes are in parentheses next to each team.

1. Alabama (9)– 248 points

2.  Clemson– 233 points

3.  Ohio State– 218 points

4.  Cincinnati– 211 points

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5.  Notre Dame– 205 points

6.  Texas A & M– 203 points

7.  Coastal Carolina (1)– 183 points

8.  Oklahoma– 168 points

9.  Florida– 159 points

10. Indiana– 155 points

11. Georgia– 141 points

12. Brigham Young– 123 points

13. Iowa State– 116 points

14. San Jose State– 103 points

14. Northwestern– 103 points

16. North Carolina– 100 points

17. UL-Lafayette– 96 points

18. Iowa– 65points

19. Miami-FL– 64 points

20. Liberty– 52 points

21. Oregon– 45 points

22. Southern California– 42 points

23. Oklahoma State– 38 points

24. Texas– 34 points

25. Tulsa– 27 points

Others Receiving Votes: Ball State 23, NC State 20, Buffalo 16, Washington 14, Colorado 9, Kent State 8, Ohio 7, Army 7, Miami-OH 6, Wisconsin 4, SMU 2, UAB 1, Marshall 1

Dropped Out (since Midseason Poll): Wisconsin 11, Michigan 14, Marshall 15, Kansas State 16, Penn State 18, Boise State 20, SMU 22, Army 24, Rutgers 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than CFP, AP and Coaches Polls: Cincinnati (4), Coastal Carolina (7), Brigham Young (12), San Jose State (14), Liberty (20), Oregon (21).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than CFP, AP and Coaches Polls: Notre Dame (5), Texas A & M (6), Iowa State (13), North Carolina (16), Iowa (18), Miami-FL (19), Southern California (22), NC State (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Human Polls (CFP, AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Clemson (2), Ohio State (3).

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