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October 15, 1979 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (42) SEC 5-0 1332 W 40-0 A Florida
2 < 4 Texas (26) Southwest 4-0 1313  
3 < 5 Nebraska Big 8 5-0 1204  
4 < 1 USC Pac-10 5-0-1 1108 T 21-21 H Stanford
5 < 7 Houston Southwest 5-0 1011  
6 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 6-0 1010  
7 < 9 Florida State Ind 6-0 894  
8 < 3 Oklahoma Big 8 4-1 883 L 16-7 N #4 Texas
9 < 10 Notre Dame Ind 4-1 810  
10 < 12 Arkansas Southwest 5-0 803  
11 < 11 Michigan Big Ten 5-1 746  
12 < 6 Washington Pac-10 5-1 527  
13 < 16 BYU WAC 5-0 497  
14 < 18 Auburn SEC 4-1 370  
15 < 17 NC State ACC 5-1 359  
16 < 20 Purdue Big Ten 4-2 229  
17 < NR Pittsburgh Ind 4-1 147  
18 < NR Tennessee SEC 4-1 141  
19 < 14 North Carolina ACC 4-1 139  
20 < NR Navy Ind 5-0 117  
NR < 13 LSU SEC 0  
NR < 19 Michigan State Big Ten 0  
NR < 15 Missouri Big 8 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 13.3 1968
Southwest 3 5.7 3127
SEC 3 11.0 1843
Big Ten 3 11.0 1985
Big 8 2 5.5 2087
Pac-10 2 8.0 1635
ACC 2 17.0 498
WAC 1 13.0 497

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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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.