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October 23, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (54) Big 8 7-0 1270 W 34-6 A Iowa State
2 < 2 Penn State (10) Ind 7-0 1203  
3 < 4 Alabama SEC 6-1 1073  
4 < 5 Nebraska Big 8 6-1 1065  
5 < 6 Maryland ACC 7-0 938  
6 < 7 USC Pac-10 5-1 926  
7 < 8 Texas Southwest 5-1 893  
8 < 9 Michigan Big Ten 5-1 767  
9 < 3 Arkansas Southwest 4-1 760  
10 < 10 UCLA Pac-10 6-1 757  
11 < 11 Houston Southwest 5-1 617  
12 < 14 Arizona State Pac-10 5-1 460  
13 < 13 Missouri Big 8 5-2 456  
14 < 16 LSU SEC 5-1 405  
15 < 15 Pittsburgh Ind 5-1 372  
16 < 18 Georgia SEC 5-1 334  
17 < 19 Purdue Big Ten 5-1 266  
18 < 17 Navy Ind 6-0 237  
19 < 20 Notre Dame Ind 4-2 204  
20 < NR Clemson ACC 5-1 77  
NR < 12 Texas A&M Southwest 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 13.5 2016
Big 8 3 6.0 2791
Southwest 3 9.0 2270
Pac-10 3 9.3 2143
SEC 3 11.0 1812
ACC 2 12.5 1015
Big Ten 2 12.5 1033

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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