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September 25, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 3 Oklahoma (27) Big 8 3-0 1235 W 66-7 H Rice
2 < 2 Arkansas (17) Southwest 2-0 1208  
3 < 7 USC (14) Pac-10 3-0 1189  
4 < 5 Michigan (6) Big Ten 2-0 1144  
5 < 3 Penn State (2) Ind 4-0 1087  
6 < 6 Texas Southwest 2-0 950  
7 < 1 Alabama SEC 2-1 871 L 24-14 H #7 USC
8 < 9 Texas A&M Southwest 2-0 819  
9 < 11 Pittsburgh Ind 2-0 678  
10 < 13 Florida State Ind 3-0 662  
11 < 10 LSU SEC 2-0 576  
12 < 12 Nebraska Big 8 2-1 508  
13 < 16 Ohio State Big Ten 1-1 449  
14 < 17 Missouri Big 8 2-1 446  
15 < 18 Maryland ACC 3-0 376  
16 < 19 Colorado Big 8 3-0 356  
17 < 20 Iowa State Big 8 3-0 312 W 31-0 A Iowa
18 < 8 UCLA Pac-10 2-1 229  
19 < NR Georgia SEC 2-0 117  
20 < NR Stanford Pac-10 2-1 85  
NR < 14 Notre Dame Ind 0  
NR < 15 Washington Pac-10 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 5 12.0 2857
Southwest 3 5.3 2977
Ind 3 8.0 2427
SEC 3 12.3 1564
Pac-10 3 13.7 1503
Big Ten 2 8.5 1593
ACC 1 15.0 376

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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