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October 16, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (40) Big 8 6-0 1137 W 17-16 A Kansas
2 < 3 Penn State (11) Ind 6-0 1085  
3 < 3 Arkansas (7) Southwest 4-0 1072  
4 < 7 Alabama SEC 5-1 947  
5 < 8 Nebraska Big 8 5-1 875  
6 < 10 Maryland ACC 6-0 815  
7 < 2 USC Pac-10 4-1 792  
8 < 12 Texas Southwest 4-1 661  
9 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 4-1 644  
10 < 14 UCLA Pac-10 5-1 610  
11 < 17 Houston Southwest 4-1 593  
12 < 6 Texas A&M Southwest 4-1 352  
13 < 19 Missouri Big 8 4-2 343  
14 < NR Arizona State Pac-10 5-1 327  
15 < 9 Pittsburgh Ind 4-1 316  
16 < 11 LSU SEC 4-1 239  
17 < NR Navy Ind 5-0 216  
18 < NR Georgia SEC 4-1 198  
19 < NR Purdue Big Ten 4-1 189  
20 < NR Notre Dame Ind 3-2 181  
NR < 13 Colorado Big 8 0  
NR < 15 Florida State Ind 0  
NR < 20 Iowa State Big 8 0  
NR < 16 Ohio State Big Ten 0  
NR < 18 Stanford Pac-10 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Southwest 4 8.5 2678
Ind 4 13.5 1798
Big 8 3 6.3 2355
Pac-10 3 10.3 1729
SEC 3 12.7 1384
Big Ten 2 14.0 833
ACC 1 6.0 815

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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