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1979 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 USC (47) Pac-10 0-0 1242 DNP
2 < 1 Alabama (11) SEC 0-0 1141 DNP
3 < 3 Oklahoma (4) Big 8 0-0 1058 DNP
4 < 9 Texas (1) Southwest 0-0 1008 DNP
5 < 4 Penn State Ind 0-0 858 DNP
6 < 13 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 856 DNP
7 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 749 DNP
8 < 8 Nebraska Big 8 0-0 701 DNP
9 < 7 Notre Dame Ind 0-0 633 DNP
10 < 12 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 496 DNP
11 < 16 Georgia SEC 0-0 471 DNP
12 < 15 Missouri Big 8 0-0 426 DNP
13 < 17 Stanford Pac-10 0-0 331 DNP
14 < 19 Texas A&M Southwest 0-0 326 DNP
15 < NR Washington Pac-10 0-0 299 DNP
16 < 10 Houston Southwest 0-0 292 DNP
17 < NR Pittsburgh Ind 0-0 283 DNP
18 < NR Arizona State Pac-10 0-0 266 DNP
19 < NR Florida State Ind 0-0 250 DNP
20 < 11 Arkansas Southwest 0-0 231 DNP
NR < 6 Clemson ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 20 Maryland ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 18 NC State ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 14 UCLA Pac-10 0-0 0 DNP
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Pac-10 4 11.8 2138
Ind 4 12.5 2024
Southwest 4 13.5 1857
Big 8 3 7.7 2185
Big Ten 3 7.7 2101
SEC 2 6.5 1612

Notes

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