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November 5, 1979 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (46) SEC 8-0 1290 W 24-7 H Mississippi State
2 < 2 Nebraska (4) Big 8 8-0 1190  
3 < 5 Ohio State (8) Big Ten 9-0 1154  
4 < 3 USC (7) Pac-10 8-0-1 1151  
5 < 4 Houston (1) Southwest 8-0 1093  
6 < 7 Oklahoma Big 8 7-1 911 W 38-7 A Oklahoma State
7 < 6 Florida State Ind 8-0 897  
8 < 8 Texas Southwest 6-1 857  
9 < 9 Arkansas Southwest 7-1 818  
10 < 10 Michigan Big Ten 8-1 748  
11 < 11 BYU WAC 8-0 676  
12 < 12 Pittsburgh Ind 7-1 573  
13 < 13 Notre Dame Ind 6-2 536  
14 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 7-2 432  
15 < 16 Washington Pac-10 7-2 400  
16 < 20 Auburn SEC 6-2 232  
17 < NR Baylor Southwest 6-2 155  
18 < NR Clemson ACC 6-2 139  
19 < NR South Carolina Ind 6-2 109 W 30-28 H NC State
20 < 14 Wake Forest ACC 7-2 73 L 31-0 A Clemson
NR < 18 North Carolina ACC 0  
NR < 19 Penn State Ind 0  
NR < 17 Tennessee SEC 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Southwest 4 9.8 2923
Ind 4 12.8 2115
Big Ten 3 9.0 2334
Big 8 2 4.0 2101
SEC 2 8.5 1522
Pac-10 2 9.5 1551
ACC 2 19.0 212
WAC 1 11.0 676

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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