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November 13, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Penn State (55) Ind 10-0 1296 W 19-10 H NC State
2 < 4 Nebraska (6) Big 8 9-1 1209  
3 < 3 Alabama (4) SEC 9-1 1203  
4 < 1 Oklahoma Big 8 9-1 1092 L 17-14 A #4 Nebraska
5 < 5 USC (1) Pac-10 8-1 1071  
6 < 8 Houston Southwest 8-1 975  
7 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 8-1 965  
8 < 11 Georgia SEC 8-1 803  
9 < 6 Texas Southwest 6-2 733  
10 < 14 Notre Dame Ind 7-2 662  
11 < 13 Maryland ACC 9-1 640  
12 < 15 Clemson ACC 8-1 555  
13 < 16 Arkansas Southwest 6-2 461  
14 < 9 UCLA Pac-10 8-2 414  
15 < 12 Purdue Big Ten 7-1-1 406  
16 < 17 Michigan State Big Ten 6-3 337  
17 < 10 LSU SEC 6-2 295  
18 < 20 Pittsburgh Ind 7-2 251  
19 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 6-2-1 142  
20 < NR Georgia Tech Ind 7-2 141  
NR < 18 Navy Ind 0  
NR < 19 Washington Pac-10 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 12.3 2350
Big Ten 4 14.3 1850
SEC 3 9.3 2301
Southwest 3 9.3 2169
Big 8 2 3.0 2301
Pac-10 2 9.5 1485
ACC 2 11.5 1195

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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