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October 2, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (38) Big 8 4-0 1226 W 45-23 H #14 Missouri
2 < 3 USC (14) Pac-10 4-0 1166  
3 < 4 Michigan (6) Big Ten 3-0 1093  
4 < 2 Arkansas (3) Southwest 3-0 1062  
5 < 5 Penn State (2) Ind 5-0 1049  
6 < 6 Texas Southwest 3-0 917  
7 < 8 Texas A&M Southwest 3-0 853  
8 < 7 Alabama SEC 3-1 842  
9 < 9 Pittsburgh Ind 3-0 669  
10 < 12 Nebraska Big 8 3-1 650  
11 < 11 LSU SEC 3-0 621  
12 < 15 Maryland ACC 4-0 536  
13 < 16 Colorado Big 8 4-0 484  
14 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 2-1 425  
15 < 17 Iowa State Big 8 4-0 400 W 35-7 H Drake
16 < 18 UCLA Pac-10 3-1 296  
17 < 20 Stanford Pac-10 3-1 190  
18 < 10 Florida State Ind 3-1 184  
19 < NR Auburn SEC 3-0 117  
20 < NR NC State ACC 4-0 109  
NR < 19 Georgia SEC 0  
NR < 14 Missouri Big 8 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 4 9.8 2760
Southwest 3 5.7 2832
Ind 3 10.7 1902
Pac-10 3 11.7 1652
SEC 3 12.7 1580
Big Ten 2 8.5 1518
ACC 2 16.0 645

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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