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November 16, 1981 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Pittsburgh (63) Ind 9-0 1354 W 48-0 H Army
2 < 2 Clemson (5) ACC 10-0 1290  
3 < 4 Georgia SEC 9-1 1169  
4 < 6 Alabama SEC 8-1-1 1128  
5 < 7 Nebraska Big 8 8-2 972  
6 < 8 SMU Southwest 9-1 924  
7 < 11 Michigan Big Ten 8-2 875  
8 < 10 Texas Southwest 7-1-1 873  
9 < 14 Southern Miss Ind 8-0-1 810 W 58-14 A Florida State
10 < 3 USC Pac-10 8-2 678  
11 < 12 Miami (FL) Ind 7-2 661  
12 < 13 North Carolina ACC 8-2 521  
13 < 5 Penn State Ind 7-2 509  
14 < 17 Washington State Pac-10 8-1-1 461 W 19-0 H California
15 < 18 UCLA Pac-10 7-2-1 457  
16 < 16 Arkansas Southwest 8-2 443  
17 < NR Washington Pac-10 8-2 320  
18 < NR BYU WAC 9-2 184  
19 < NR Iowa Big Ten 7-3 166  
20 < 9 Arizona State Pac-10 7-2 165  
NR < 20 Florida State Ind 0  
NR < 19 Hawaii WAC 0  
NR < 15 Oklahoma Big 8 5-3-1 0 L 19-14 A Missouri
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Pac-10 5 15.2 2081
Ind 4 8.5 3334
Southwest 3 10.0 2240
SEC 2 3.5 2297
ACC 2 7.0 1811
Big Ten 2 13.0 1041
Big 8 1 5.0 972
WAC 1 18.0 184

Notes

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