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October 9, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (52) Big 8 5-0 1248 W 31-10 N #6 Texas
2 < 2 USC (5) Pac-10 4-0 1144  
3 < 4 Arkansas (3) Southwest 4-0 1071  
3 < 5 Penn State (3) Ind 6-0 1071  
5 < 3 Michigan Big Ten 4-0 1040  
6 < 7 Texas A&M Southwest 4-0 931  
7 < 8 Alabama SEC 4-1 841  
8 < 10 Nebraska Big 8 4-1 743  
9 < 9 Pittsburgh Ind 4-0 733  
10 < 12 Maryland ACC 5-0 680  
11 < 11 LSU SEC 4-0 635  
12 < 6 Texas Southwest 3-1 597  
13 < 13 Colorado Big 8 5-0 571  
14 < 16 UCLA Pac-10 4-1 452  
15 < 18 Florida State Ind 4-1 226  
16 < 14 Ohio State Big Ten 2-1-1 158  
17 < NR Houston Southwest 3-1 124  
18 < 17 Stanford Pac-10 3-2 115  
19 < NR Missouri Big 8 3-2 110  
20 < 15 Iowa State Big 8 4-1 101 L 23-0 H Nebraska
NR < 19 Auburn SEC 0  
NR < 20 NC State ACC 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 5 12.2 2773
Southwest 4 9.5 2723
Ind 3 9.0 2030
Pac-10 3 11.3 1711
SEC 2 9.0 1476
Big Ten 2 10.5 1198
ACC 1 10.0 680

Notes

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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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