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November 12, 1979 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (34) SEC 9-0 1262 W 3-0 A LSU
2 < 3 Ohio State (14) Big Ten 10-0 1218  
3 < 2 Nebraska (5) Big 8 9-0 1209  
4 < 4 USC (12) Pac-10 9-0-1 1164  
5 < 7 Florida State Ind 9-0 983  
6 < 8 Texas (0.33) Southwest 7-1 981  
7 < 6 Oklahoma Big 8 8-1 960 W 38-0 H Kansas
8 < 9 Arkansas (0.33) Southwest 8-1 859  
9 < 5 Houston (0.33) Southwest 8-1 788  
10 < 11 BYU WAC 9-0 705  
11 < 12 Pittsburgh Ind 8-1 661  
12 < 14 Purdue Big Ten 8-2 614  
13 < 10 Michigan Big Ten 8-2 464  
14 < 18 Clemson ACC 7-2 359  
15 < 16 Auburn SEC 7-2 338  
16 < 15 Washington Pac-10 6-2 295  
17 < 20 Wake Forest ACC 8-2 214 W 17-14 H Duke
18 < NR Temple Ind 8-2 162 W 42-6 H Akron
19 < NR Tennessee SEC 5-3 123  
20 < 17 Baylor Southwest 6-3 99  
20 < NR Tulane Ind 8-2 99 W 49-15 H Mississippi
NR < 13 Notre Dame Ind 0  
NR < 19 South Carolina Ind 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Southwest 4 10.8 2727
Ind 4 13.5 1905
Big Ten 3 9.0 2296
SEC 3 11.7 1723
Big 8 2 5.0 2169
Pac-10 2 10.0 1459
ACC 2 15.5 573
WAC 1 10.0 705

Notes

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