Despite Wisconsin knocking off Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl, the Badgers slipped one spot in the final poll from 6th to 7th.
The voters moved Central Florida (13-0) up four spots from 10th to 6th after their 34-27 win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Auburn dropped to 10th in the final poll. Miami (10-3) dropped from 11 to 13.
The Badgers finished in the Top 10 of the AP poll for the second straight season. They were 9th last year after a Cotton Bowl victory over Western Michigan.
Wisconsin is joined by four other Big Ten teams in the top 25. Ohio State is 5th, Penn State comes in at number-eight, Michigan State is 15th and Northwestern finishes up at number-17.
The Badgers finished sixth in the Amway Coaches Poll as well as the College Football Playoff rankings.