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November 20, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 1 Penn State (59) Ind 10-0 1306 DNP
2 < 3 Alabama (3) SEC 9-1 1213  
3 < 5 USC (2) Pac-10 9-1 1152  
4 < 4 Oklahoma (2) Big 8 10-1 1150 W 62-7 H Oklahoma State
5 < 6 Houston Southwest 8-1 1025  
6 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 9-1 1015  
7 < 2 Nebraska Big 8 9-2 880  
8 < 10 Notre Dame Ind 8-2 797  
9 < 9 Texas Southwest 7-2 794  
10 < 12 Clemson ACC 9-1 749  
11 < 13 Arkansas Southwest 7-2 619  
12 < 8 Georgia SEC 8-1-1 609  
13 < 11 Maryland ACC 9-2 411  
14 < 16 Michigan State Big Ten 7-3 403  
15 < 18 Pittsburgh Ind 8-2 377  
16 < 19 Ohio State Big Ten 7-2-1 344  
17 < 14 UCLA Pac-10 8-3 309  
18 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 7-2-1 179  
19 < NR Missouri Big 8 7-4 140  
20 < NR Iowa State Big 8 8-3 82 W 20-16 A Colorado
NR < 20 Georgia Tech Ind 0  
NR < 17 LSU SEC 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 4 12.5 2252
Big Ten 4 13.5 1941
Ind 3 8.0 2480
Southwest 3 8.3 2438
SEC 2 7.0 1822
Pac-10 2 10.0 1461
ACC 2 11.5 1160

Notes

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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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