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October 8, 1979 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 1 USC (53) Pac-10 5-0 1285 W 50-21 H Washington State
2 < 2 Alabama (11) SEC 4-0 1248 W 38-0 H Wichita State
3 < 3 Oklahoma Big 8 4-0 1126 W 49-24 H Colorado
4 < 4 Texas (1) Southwest 3-0 1101 W 26-9 H Rice
5 < 5 Nebraska Big 8 4-0 1059 W 57-0 H New Mexico State
6 < 7 Washington Pac-10 5-0 889 W 41-0 H Oregon State
7 < 6 Houston Southwest 4-0 884 W 13-10 H Baylor
8 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 781 W 16-7 H Northwestern
9 < 9 Florida State Ind 5-0 756 W 27-0 A Louisville
10 < 10 Notre Dame Ind 3-1 664 W 21-13 H Georgia Tech
11 < 11 Michigan Big Ten 4-1 648 W 21-7 A #16 Michigan State
12 < 13 Arkansas Southwest 4-0 629 W 16-13 A TCU
13 < 17 LSU SEC 3-1 504 W 20-3 H Florida
14 < 18 North Carolina ACC 4-0 455 W 35-14 H Cincinnati
15 < 15 Missouri Big 8 3-1 414 DNP
16 < 20 BYU WAC 4-0 323 W 38-15 H Hawaii
17 < 14 NC State ACC 4-1 100 L 44-31 A Auburn
18 < NR Auburn SEC 3-1 98 W 44-31 H #14 NC State
19 < 16 Michigan State Big Ten 3-2 77 L 21-7 H #11 Michigan
20 < 12 Purdue Big Ten 3-2 62 L 31-14 A Minnesota
NR < 19 Tennessee SEC 3-1 0 L 28-9 N Mississippi State
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 14.5 1568
Big 8 3 7.7 2599
Southwest 3 7.7 2614
SEC 3 11.0 1850
Pac-10 2 3.5 2174
Ind 2 9.5 1420
ACC 2 15.5 555
WAC 1 16.0 323

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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