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September 24, 1979 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 USC (51) Pac-10 3-0 1286 W 48-14 H Minnesota
2 < 2 Alabama (13) SEC 2-0 1235  
3 < 3 Oklahoma Big 8 2-0 1122 W 49-13 H Tulsa
4 < 4 Texas (1) Southwest 1-0 1040  
5 < 9 Missouri Big 8 3-0 898  
6 < 7 Nebraska Big 8 2-0 862  
7 < 8 Michigan State Big Ten 3-0 816  
8 < 10 Houston Southwest 2-0 755  
9 < 12 Washington Pac-10 3-0 635  
10 < 17 Purdue Big Ten 2-1 599  
11 < 11 Michigan Big Ten 2-1 564  
12 < 14 Florida State Ind 3-0 556  
13 < 15 Arkansas Southwest 2-0 519  
14 < 16 Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 458  
15 < 5 Notre Dame Ind 1-1 436  
16 < 19 NC State ACC 3-0 293  
17 < 20 UCLA Pac-10 2-1 280  
18 < 6 Penn State Ind 1-1 261 L 27-14 H Texas A&M
19 < 18 SMU Southwest 3-0 246  
20 < NR LSU SEC 2-0 184  
NR < 13 Pittsburgh Ind 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 10.5 2437
Southwest 4 11.0 2560
Big 8 3 4.7 2882
Pac-10 3 9.0 2201
Ind 3 15.0 1253
SEC 2 11.0 1419
ACC 1 16.0 293

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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