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November 27, 1978 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Penn State (52) Ind 11-0 1256 W 17-10 H #15 Pittsburgh
2 < 2 Alabama (2) SEC 9-1 1173  
3 < 3 USC (7) Pac-10 10-1 1145  
4 < 4 Oklahoma (3) Big 8 10-1 1133 DNP
5 < 6 Michigan Big Ten 10-1 1028  
6 < 7 Nebraska Big 8 9-2 940  
7 < 10 Clemson ACC 10-1 864  
8 < 11 Arkansas Southwest 8-2 722  
9 < 5 Houston Southwest 8-2 698  
10 < 8 Notre Dame Ind 8-3 689  
11 < 12 Georgia SEC 8-1-1 658  
12 < 14 Michigan State Big Ten 8-3 548  
13 < 13 Maryland ACC 9-2 519  
14 < 9 Texas Southwest 7-3 396  
15 < 17 UCLA Pac-10 8-3 367  
16 < 15 Pittsburgh Ind 8-3 310  
17 < 18 Purdue Big Ten 8-2-1 297  
18 < 19 Missouri Big 8 7-4 200  
19 < 20 Iowa State Big 8 8-3 98 DNP
20 < 16 Ohio State Big Ten 7-3-1 96  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 4 11.8 2371
Big Ten 4 13.5 1969
Ind 3 9.0 2255
Southwest 3 10.3 1816
SEC 2 6.5 1831
Pac-10 2 9.0 1512
ACC 2 10.0 1383

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.

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