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September 11, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (51) SEC 1-0 1247 W 20-3 H #10 Nebraska
2 < 2 Arkansas (11) Southwest 0-0 1128 DNP
3 < 4 Oklahoma Big 8 1-0 1044 W 35-29 A Stanford
4 < 6 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 933 DNP
5 < 3 Penn State (1) Ind 2-0 922  
6 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 891 DNP
7 < 8 Texas Southwest 0-0 833 DNP
8 < 9 USC Pac-10 1-0 780  
9 < 12 UCLA Pac-10 1-0 777  
10 < 16 Texas A&M Southwest 1-0 544  
11 < NR Missouri Big 8 1-0 516  
12 < 10 Nebraska Big 8 1-1 469  
13 < 13 LSU SEC 0-0 460 DNP
14 < 14 Pittsburgh Ind 0-0 394 DNP
15 < 5 Notre Dame Ind 0-1 379  
16 < 17 Florida State Ind 1-0 353  
17 < 15 Kentucky SEC 0-0 299 DNP
18 < 11 Washington Pac-10 0-1 235  
19 < 20 Iowa State Big 8 1-0 142 W 23-19 A Rice
20 < NR Maryland ACC 1-0 132  
NR < 18 Clemson ACC 0  
NR < 19 North Carolina ACC 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 4 11.3 2171
Ind 4 12.5 2048
Southwest 3 6.3 2505
SEC 3 10.3 2006
Pac-10 3 11.7 1792
Big Ten 2 5.0 1824
ACC 1 20.0 132

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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