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1978 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (31) SEC 0-0 1215 DNP
2 < 3 Arkansas (13) Southwest 0-0 1111 DNP
3 < 5 Penn State (5) Ind 0-0 1013 DNP
4 < 7 Oklahoma (1) Big 8 0-0 997 DNP
5 < 1 Notre Dame (9) Ind 0-0 987 DNP
6 < 9 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 908 DNP
7 < 11 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 884 DNP
8 < 4 Texas (1) Southwest 0-0 759 DNP
9 < 13 USC (2) Pac-10 0-0 747 DNP
10 < 12 Nebraska Big 8 0-0 563 DNP
11 < 10 Washington Pac-10 0-0 546 DNP
12 < NR UCLA Pac-10 0-0 494 DNP
13 < NR LSU SEC 0-0 486 DNP
14 < 8 Pittsburgh Ind 0-0 434 DNP
15 < 6 Kentucky SEC 0-0 419 DNP
16 < NR Texas A&M (1) Southwest 0-0 410 DNP
17 < 14 Florida State Ind 0-0 192 DNP
18 < 19 Clemson ACC 0-0 152 DNP
19 < 17 North Carolina ACC 0-0 150 DNP
20 < NR Iowa State Big 8 0-0 148 DNP
NR < 18 Arizona State Pac-10 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 20 BYU WAC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 16 San Diego State WAC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 15 Stanford Pac-10 0-0 0 DNP
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 9.8 2626
Southwest 3 8.7 2280
SEC 3 9.7 2120
Pac-10 3 10.7 1787
Big 8 3 11.3 1708
Big Ten 2 6.5 1792
ACC 2 18.5 302

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