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October 26, 1981 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Penn State (45) Ind 6-0 1259 W 30-7 H West Virginia
2 < 2 Pittsburgh (19) Ind 6-0 1235  
3 < 4 Clemson ACC 7-0 1105  
4 < 5 USC Pac-10 6-1 1079  
5 < 7 Georgia SEC 6-1 990  
6 < 10 Texas Southwest 5-1 893  
7 < 9 Mississippi State SEC 6-1 796  
8 < 11 Alabama SEC 6-1-1 730  
9 < 3 North Carolina ACC 6-1 630  
10 < 17 Arizona State Pac-10 6-1 557  
11 < 14 Iowa State Big 8 5-1-1 548 W 17-10 H Colorado
12 < 15 Nebraska Big 8 5-2 520  
13 < 8 SMU Southwest 6-1 509  
14 < 16 Washington State Pac-10 6-0-1 501 W 34-19 A Arizona
15 < 18 Michigan Big Ten 5-2 435  
16 < 6 Iowa Big Ten 5-2 327  
17 < 20 Florida State Ind 5-2 272  
18 < NR Washington Pac-10 6-1 173  
19 < NR Oklahoma Big 8 3-2-1 128 W 42-3 H Oregon State
20 < 12 Arkansas Southwest 5-2 104  
NR < 13 BYU WAC 0  
NR < 19 Missouri Big 8 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Pac-10 4 11.5 2310
Ind 3 6.7 2766
SEC 3 6.7 2516
Southwest 3 13.0 1506
Big 8 3 14.0 1196
ACC 2 6.0 1735
Big Ten 2 15.5 762

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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