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November 6, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (50) Big 8 9-0 1247 W 28-7 A Colorado
2 < 2 Penn State (13) Ind 9-0 1193  
3 < 3 Alabama SEC 8-1 1110  
4 < 4 Nebraska Big 8 8-1 1072  
5 < 6 USC Pac-10 7-1 993  
6 < 7 Texas Southwest 6-1 889  
7 < 8 Michigan Big Ten 7-1 855  
8 < 10 Houston Southwest 7-1 840  
9 < 9 UCLA Pac-10 8-1 745  
10 < 12 LSU SEC 6-1 618  
11 < 13 Georgia SEC 7-1 584  
12 < 14 Purdue Big Ten 7-1 538  
13 < 5 Maryland ACC 8-1 512  
14 < 15 Notre Dame Ind 6-2 484  
15 < 16 Clemson ACC 7-1 391  
16 < 17 Arkansas Southwest 5-2 319  
17 < 18 Michigan State Big Ten 5-3 186  
18 < 11 Navy Ind 7-1 183  
19 < 20 Washington Pac-10 6-3 123  
20 < 19 Pittsburgh Ind 6-2 96  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 13.5 1956
SEC 3 8.0 2312
Southwest 3 10.0 2048
Pac-10 3 11.0 1861
Big Ten 3 12.0 1579
Big 8 2 2.5 2319
ACC 2 14.0 903

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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