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September 22, 1980 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (34) SEC 2-0 1215 W 59-35 A Mississippi
2 < 2 Ohio State (26) Big Ten 2-0 1183  
3 < 6 Nebraska (2) Big 8 2-0 1053  
4 < 3 Oklahoma Big 8 1-0 1018 DNP
5 < 4 USC Pac-10 2-0 999  
6 < 5 Pittsburgh (1) Ind 2-0 913  
7 < 7 Texas Southwest 2-0 902  
8 < 8 Notre Dame Ind 2-0 835  
9 < 9 Florida State Ind 3-0 770  
10 < 10 Georgia SEC 3-0 718  
11 < 12 Penn State Ind 2-0 569  
12 < 15 Missouri Big 8 2-0 535  
13 < 16 Washington Pac-10 2-0 462  
14 < 13 North Carolina ACC 2-0 434  
15 < 17 Arkansas Southwest 1-1 326  
16 < NR UCLA Pac-10 1-1 280  
17 < 14 Michigan Big Ten 1-1 259  
18 < 19 Auburn SEC 2-0 216  
19 < NR Maryland ACC 3-0 83  
20 < NR Arizona State Pac-10 2-0 76  
NR < 18 Houston Southwest 0  
NR < 20 South Carolina Ind 0  
NR < 11 Stanford Pac-10 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 8.5 3087
Pac-10 4 13.5 1817
Big 8 3 6.3 2606
SEC 3 9.7 2149
Big Ten 2 9.5 1442
Southwest 2 11.0 1228
ACC 2 16.5 517

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.