Irish Finish 12th In AP Top 25

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The Irish will go into the history books as the 12th best team in the 2019-20 season as the final AP Top 25 rankings were released following the conclusion of the National Championship game between LSU and Clemson.

While the year had many high points, the Irish fell short in key match ups against the now 4th ranked Georgia Bulldogs and 18th ranked Michigan Wolverines.

The lone team the Irish beat in the final top 25 was Navy with a 52-20 victory behind five touchdown passes from #12, Ian Book.

Brian Kelly’s Irish open up the 2020 season on Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland against the Navy Midshipmen.

But for now, we can at least turn the page on this season knowing that the Irish finished with a better record, and the highest ranking of each of our rivals.

2019/20 AP TOP 25 POLL

WEEK 17

Released January 14

LINK: AP TOP 25

RANK TEAM PV RANK CONFERENCE POINTS
1
LSU (15-0) 1 SEC 1,550
2
Clemson (14-1) 3 ACC 1,487
3
Ohio State (13-1) 2 Big Ten 1,426
4
Georgia (12-2) 5 SEC 1,336
5
Oregon (12-2) 7 Pac-12 1,249
6
Florida (11-2) 6 SEC 1,211
7
Oklahoma (12-2) 4 Big 12 1,179
8
Alabama (11-2) 9 SEC 1,159
9
Penn State (11-2) 13 Big Ten 1,038
10
Minnesota (11-2) 16 Big Ten 952
11
Wisconsin (10-4) 11 Big Ten 883
12
Notre Dame (11-2) 14 IA Independents 879
13
Baylor (11-3) 8 Big 12 827
14
Auburn (9-4) 9 SEC 726
15
Iowa (10-3) 19 Big Ten 699
16
Utah (11-3) 12 Pac-12 543
17
Memphis (12-2) 15 American Athletic 528
18
Michigan (9-4) 17 Big Ten 468
19
Appalachian State (13-1) 20 Sun Belt 466
20
Navy (11-2) 21 American Athletic 415
21
Cincinnati (11-3) 23 American Athletic 343
22
Air Force (11-2) 24 Mountain West 209
23
Boise State (12-2) 18 Mountain West 188
24
UCF (10-3) American Athletic 78
25
Texas (8-5) Big 12 69