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September 6, 1988 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 6 Miami (FL) (38) Ind 1-0 1149 W 31-0 H #1 Florida State
2 < 2 Nebraska (14) Big 8 2-0 1113  
3 < 4 Clemson (3) ACC 1-0 1003  
4 < 3 Oklahoma (2) Big 8 0-0 969 DNP
5 < 5 UCLA (2) Pac-10 1-0 941  
6 < 8 USC (1) Pac-10 1-0 878  
7 < 7 Auburn SEC 0-0 768 DNP
8 < 12 Georgia SEC 1-0 703  
9 < 10 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 639 DNP
10 < 1 Florida State Ind 0-1 600 L 31-0 A #6 Miami (FL)
11 < 17 LSU SEC 1-0 587 W 27-0 H #10 Texas A&M
12 < 16 West Virginia Ind 1-0 438  
13 < 13 Notre Dame Ind 0-0 421 DNP
14 < 14 Alabama SEC 0-0 411 DNP
15 < 15 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 381 DNP
16 < 19 South Carolina Ind 1-0 335 W 31-10 H North Carolina
17 < 9 Iowa Big Ten 0-1 218  
18 < 20 Penn State Ind 0-0 205 DNP
19 < NR Texas Southwest 0-0 175 DNP
20 < NR Washington Pac-10 0-0 113 DNP
NR < 18 Tennessee SEC 0  
NR < 11 Texas A&M Southwest 0 L 27-0 A #17 LSU

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 6 11.7 3148
SEC 4 10.0 2469
Pac-10 3 10.3 1932
Big Ten 3 13.7 1238
Big 8 2 3.0 2082
ACC 1 3.0 1003
Southwest 1 19.0 175

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.