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1980 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 4 Ohio State (36) Big Ten 0-0 1253 DNP
2 < 1 Alabama (24) SEC 0-0 1217 DNP
3 < 7 Pittsburgh (3) Ind 0-0 1102 DNP
4 < 2 USC (1) Pac-10 0-0 1030 DNP
5 < 3 Oklahoma (1) Big 8 0-0 1009 DNP
6 < 8 Arkansas Southwest 0-0 850 DNP
7 < 9 Nebraska Big 8 0-0 812 DNP
8 < 5 Houston Southwest 0-0 774 DNP
9 < 10 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 654 DNP
10 < 12 Texas Southwest 0-0 580 DNP
11 < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 556 DNP
12 < 18 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 441 DNP
13 < 6 Florida State Ind 0-0 439 DNP
14 < 15 North Carolina ACC 0-0 393 DNP
15 < NR Stanford Pac-10 0-0 337 DNP
16 < NR Georgia SEC 0-0 333 DNP
17 < NR Missouri Big 8 0-0 308 DNP
18 < 20 Penn State Ind 0-0 280 DNP
19 < 16 Auburn SEC 0-0 261 DNP
20 < 11 Washington Pac-10 0-0 200 DNP
NR < 14 Baylor Southwest 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 13 BYU WAC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 19 Indiana Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 17 Temple Ind 0-0 0 DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 11.3 2377
Big Ten 3 7.3 2348
Southwest 3 8.0 2204
Big 8 3 9.7 2129
SEC 3 12.3 1811
Pac-10 3 13.0 1567
ACC 1 14.0 393

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.