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Wisconsin was one of the eight preseason top-25 teams to finish season unranked

Wisconsin recently put the finishing touches on its 7-6 2023 campaign with a narrow ReliaQuest Bowl loss to LSU.

The season was a disappointment given the preseason expectations, the language used in the offseason by Head Coach Luke Fickell and Athletic Director Chris McIntosh and the schedule in front of the team.

New coaches’ first years at a program are rarely what defines their tenures. So just as fans can be disappointed with the product this season, measures are being taken to ensure 2024 sees great improvements.

But before we turn the page and focus on the impact of the incoming transfers, for example, there is some final context to put the 2023 season in. The Badgers entered the year ranked No. 19 in the AP Top 25 and finished unranked, the fourth straight year that is the case.

2023: AP Preseason: 19, AP Postseason: Unranked

2022: AP Preseason: 18, AP Postseason: Unranked

2021: AP Preseason: 12, AP Postseason: Unranked

2020: AP Preseason: 12, AP Postseason: Unranked

The team was one of eight this year to fit that criteria:

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire