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September 14, 1981 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 4 Notre Dame (24) Ind 1-0 1233 W 27-9 H LSU
2 < 5 USC (12) Pac-10 1-0 1181  
3 < 3 Oklahoma (12) Big 8 1-0 1153 W 37-20 H Wyoming
4 < 6 Georgia (12) SEC 2-0 1113  
5 < 9 Penn State (1) Ind 1-0 996  
6 < 8 Texas (1) Southwest 1-0 963  
7 < 10 Pittsburgh Ind 1-0 763  
8 < 11 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 710  
9 < 12 UCLA Pac-10 1-0 690  
10 < 13 North Carolina ACC 1-0 661  
11 < 1 Michigan Big Ten 0-1 560 L 21-14 A Wisconsin
12 < 2 Alabama SEC 1-1 538  
13 < 15 BYU WAC 2-0 439  
14 < 14 Mississippi State SEC 1-0 397  
15 < 17 Washington Pac-10 1-0 313  
16 < 16 Miami (FL) Ind 1-0 311  
17 < 7 Nebraska Big 8 0-1 276  
18 < 20 Arizona State Pac-10 1-0 275  
19 < 18 Florida State Ind 2-0 232  
20 < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 1-0 174  
NR < 19 Stanford Pac-10 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 5 9.6 3535
Pac-10 4 11.0 2459
SEC 3 10.0 2048
Big Ten 3 13.0 1444
Big 8 2 10.0 1429
Southwest 1 6.0 963
ACC 1 10.0 661
WAC 1 13.0 439

Notes

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