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December 10, 1985 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Penn State (45) Ind 11-0 1086 DNP
2 < 2 Miami (FL) (2) Ind 10-1 1001  
3 < 4 Oklahoma (5) Big 8 10-1 978 W 35-13 H SMU
4 < 3 Iowa (2) Big Ten 10-1 973  
5 < 5 Michigan (1) Big Ten 9-1-1 886  
6 < 6 Florida SEC 9-1-1 809  
7 < 7 Nebraska Big 8 9-2 707  
8 < 8 Tennessee SEC 8-1-2 690  
9 < 9 BYU WAC 11-2 633  
10 < 10 Air Force WAC 11-1 561  
11 < 11 Texas A&M Southwest 9-2 556  
12 < 12 LSU SEC 9-1-1 490  
13 < 14 UCLA Pac-10 8-2-1 387  
14 < 13 Arkansas Southwest 9-2 381  
15 < 15 Alabama SEC 8-2-1 377  
16 < 16 Auburn SEC 8-3 277  
17 < 17 Ohio State Big Ten 8-3 226  
18 < 18 Florida State Ind 8-3 130  
19 < 19 Oklahoma State Big 8 8-3 112 DNP
20 < 20 Bowling Green MAC 11-0 74 DNP
20 < NR Maryland ACC 8-3 74  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 11.4 2643
Ind 3 7.0 2217
Big Ten 3 8.7 2085
Big 8 3 9.7 1797
WAC 2 9.5 1194
Southwest 2 12.5 937
Pac-10 1 13.0 387
MAC 1 20.0 74
ACC 1 20.0 74

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.