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October 29, 1979 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (46) SEC 7-0 1235 W 31-7 H Virginia Tech
2 < 2 Nebraska (7) Big 8 7-0 1176  
3 < 3 USC (4) Pac-10 7-0-1 1083  
4 < 6 Houston (1) Southwest 7-0 1058  
5 < 4 Ohio State (5) Big Ten 8-0 1052  
6 < 8 Florida State Ind 7-0 900  
7 < 7 Oklahoma Big 8 6-1 837 W 38-9 H Iowa State
8 < 9 Texas Southwest 5-1 811  
9 < 4 Arkansas Southwest 6-1 755  
10 < 10 Michigan Big Ten 7-1 662  
11 < 11 BYU WAC 7-0 653  
12 < 12 Pittsburgh Ind 6-1 546  
13 < 14 Notre Dame Ind 5-2 472  
14 < 18 Wake Forest ACC 7-1 458 W 42-38 H Auburn
15 < 16 Purdue Big Ten 6-2 301  
16 < 20 Washington Pac-10 6-2 259  
17 < 19 Tennessee SEC 4-2 177  
18 < 15 North Carolina ACC 5-1-1 140  
19 < NR Penn State Ind 5-2 126  
20 < 13 Auburn SEC 5-2 92  
NR < 17 Navy Ind 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 12.5 2044
Southwest 3 7.0 2624
Big Ten 3 10.0 2015
SEC 3 12.7 1504
Big 8 2 4.5 2013
Pac-10 2 9.5 1342
ACC 2 16.0 598
WAC 1 11.0 653

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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