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1978 College Football Rankings

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                                                                  STRENGTH OF
                                     AVERAGE   OVERALL     CONF     SCHEDULE     AP
RANK TEAM                       CONF   SCORE    W- L-T   W- L-T     AVG  RANK   RANK

   1 Oklahoma                    BG8   98.36   11- 1-0   7- 1-0   68.80    23      3
   2 Alabama                     SEC   98.10   11- 1-0   6- 0-0   76.71     8      1
   3 Southern California         P10   97.94   12- 1-0   6- 1-0   79.98     2      2
   4 Penn State                  IND   96.74   11- 1-0   0- 0-0   67.70    28      4
   5 Michigan                    B10   95.88   10- 2-0   7- 1-0   61.25    48      5
   6 Nebraska                    BG8   95.79    9- 3-0   6- 2-0   70.33    16      8
   7 Houston                     SWC   95.48    9- 3-0   7- 1-0   74.56    12     10
   8 Arkansas                    SWC   95.36    9- 2-1   6- 2-0   70.21    17     11
   9 Texas                       SWC   95.30    9- 3-0   6- 2-0   76.52     9      9
  10 Notre Dame                  IND   94.90    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   77.97     6      7
  11 Clemson                     ACC   93.62   11- 1-0   6- 0-0   54.22    63      6
  12 Missouri                    BG8   91.49    8- 4-0   4- 3-0   70.87    15     15
  13 Michigan State              B10   90.64    8- 3-0   7- 1-0   57.38    60     12
  14 Stanford                    P10   90.26    8- 4-0   4- 3-0   69.41    20     17
  15 Washington                  P10   90.11    7- 4-0   6- 2-0   69.51    18       
  16 UCLA                        P10   88.61    8- 3-1   6- 2-0   68.06    25     14
  17 Georgia                     SEC   88.53    9- 2-1   5- 0-1   65.71    36     16
  18 Florida State               IND   87.90    8- 3-0   0- 0-0   66.61    33       
  19 Maryland                    ACC   87.49    9- 3-0   5- 1-0   61.10    49     20
  20 Texas A&M                   SWC   86.83    8- 4-0   4- 4-0   64.31    41     19
  21 Texas Tech                  SWC   86.61    7- 4-0   5- 3-0   76.29    10       
  22 Louisiana State             SEC   84.64    8- 4-0   3- 3-0   64.34    40       
  23 Arizona State               P10   84.14    9- 3-0   4- 3-0   58.58    58       
  24 Purdue                      B10   83.84    9- 2-1   6- 1-1   53.40    65     13
  25 North Carolina State        ACC   83.38    9- 3-0   4- 2-0   59.47    55     18
  26 Southern Methodist          SWC   83.29    4- 6-1   3- 5-0   78.64     4       
  27 Ohio State                  B10   81.91    7- 4-1   6- 2-0   61.60    46       
  28 North Texas                 IND   80.75    9- 2-0   0- 0-0   46.61    73       
  29 Pittsburgh                  IND   79.58    8- 4-0   0- 0-0   58.49    59       
  30 Mississippi State           SEC   78.53    6- 5-0   2- 4-0   68.97    21       
  31 Iowa State                  BG8   77.75    8- 4-0   4- 3-0   59.11    57       
  32 Navy                        IND   76.36    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   45.71    74       
  33 Auburn                      SEC   76.14    6- 4-1   3- 2-1   62.61    44       
  34 Brigham Young               WAC   74.80    9- 4-0   5- 1-0   50.38    70       
  35 California                  P10   72.48    6- 5-0   3- 4-0   67.36    30       
  36 Arizona                     P10   72.45    5- 6-0   3- 4-0   67.73    27       
  37 East Carolina               IND   72.22    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   37.92    89       
  38 Tennessee                   SEC   71.55    5- 5-1   3- 3-0   64.52    38       
  39 Tulsa                       MVC   71.31    9- 2-0   3- 1-0   40.50    82       
  40 Florida                     SEC   71.20    4- 7-0   3- 3-0   74.90    11       
  41 Baylor                      SWC   70.63    3- 8-0   3- 5-0   78.56     5       
  42 Georgia Tech                IND   70.20    7- 5-0   0- 0-0   63.06    42       
  43 Utah                        WAC   69.42    8- 3-0   4- 2-0   41.52    79       
  44 Southern Mississippi        IND   69.33    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   56.46    61       
  45 Miami (Florida)             IND   69.01    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   61.42    47       
  46 Colorado                    BG8   68.68    6- 5-0   2- 5-0   60.75    51       
  47 Kentucky                    SEC   65.89    4- 6-1   2- 4-0   69.50    19       
  48 South Carolina              IND   65.28    5- 5-1   0- 0-0   59.68    53       
  49 Rutgers                     IND   63.26    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   34.36   102       
  50 Mississippi                 SEC   62.09    5- 6-0   2- 4-0   65.95    35       
  51 Temple                      IND   61.61    7- 3-1   0- 0-0   39.69    84       
  52 Ball State                  MID   61.25   10- 1-0   8- 0-0   22.14   128       
  53 Central Michigan            MID   57.23    9- 2-0   8- 1-0   19.87   137       
  54 New Mexico                  WAC   56.99    7- 5-0   3- 3-0   43.64    78       
  55 Louisville                  IND   56.63    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   38.98    88       
  56 Oklahoma State              BG8   56.33    3- 8-0   3- 4-0   72.72    14       
  57 North Carolina              ACC   55.56    5- 6-0   3- 3-0   59.40    56       
  58 Furman                      SOU   53.27    8- 3-0   4- 1-0   26.76   117       
  59 Oregon State                P10   52.49    3- 7-1   2- 6-0   73.59    13       
  60 Wisconsin                   B10   51.99    5- 4-2   3- 4-2   53.77    64       
  61 Tennessee-Chattanooga       SOU   50.75    7- 3-1   3- 1-0   26.86   116       
  62 Cincinnati                  IND   50.30    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   47.65    72       
  63 Indiana                     B10   50.16    4- 7-0   3- 5-0   62.91    43       
  64 Kansas State                BG8   50.13    4- 7-0   3- 4-0   68.76    24       
  65 Utah State                  PCA   49.15    7- 4-0   3- 1-0   37.15    93       
  66 Miami (Ohio)                MID   48.57    8- 2-1   5- 2-0   28.70   112       
  67 Wyoming                     WAC   48.40    5- 7-0   4- 2-0   51.20    69       
  68 Duke                        ACC   48.21    4- 7-0   2- 4-0   67.84    26       
  69 Washington State            P10   48.13    3- 7-1   1- 7-0   61.91    45       
  70 Oregon                      P10   47.86    2- 9-0   2- 5-0   68.87    22       
  71 Hawaii                      IND   47.71    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   48.99    71       
  72 Tulane                      IND   47.48    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   59.48    54       
  73 Nevada-Las Vegas            IND   47.03    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   34.57   101       
  74 Louisiana Tech              SLC   45.09    6- 5-0   4- 1-0   41.20    80       
  75 Rice                        SWC   45.07    2- 9-0   2- 6-0   83.11     1       
  76 Arkansas State              SLC   44.38    7- 4-0   4- 1-0   33.90   103       
  77 Minnesota                   B10   43.67    5- 6-0   4- 4-0   53.31    66       
  78 Syracuse                    IND   43.42    3- 8-0   0- 0-0   66.66    32       
  79 Virginia Tech               IND   43.20    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   56.37    62       
  80 Yale                        IVY   41.09    5- 2-2   4- 1-2   23.48   124       
  81 William & Mary              IND   40.25    5- 5-1   0- 0-0   39.23    86       
  82 Texas Christian             SWC   39.90    2- 9-0   0- 8-0   77.33     7       
  83 McNeese State               SLC   39.83    7- 4-0   2- 3-0   25.95   120       
  84 Memphis State               IND   39.52    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   60.89    50       
  85 Appalachian State           SOU   38.89    7- 4-0   4- 2-0   29.28   109       
  86 Northeast Louisiana         IND   37.33    6- 4-1   0- 0-0   30.35   107       
  87 San Jose State              PCA   35.46    7- 5-0   4- 1-0   31.61   105       
  88 Colorado State              WAC   35.01    5- 6-0   2- 4-0   40.49    83       
  89 Kansas                      BG8   34.47    1-10-0   0- 7-0   79.37     3       
  90 New Mexico State            MVC   34.07    6- 5-0   5- 1-0   35.00    99       
  91 Dartmouth                   IVY   33.37    6- 3-0   6- 1-0   20.97   135       
  92 Holy Cross                  IND   32.91    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   21.51   133       
  93 San Diego State             WAC   32.02    4- 7-0   2- 4-0   44.40    77       
  94 Texas-Arlington             SLC   31.33    5- 6-0   3- 2-0   35.52    96       
  95 Brown                       IVY   31.11    6- 3-0   5- 2-0   21.22   134       
  96 Western Carolina            SOU   29.85    6- 5-0   4- 2-0   28.81   110       
  97 Illinois                    B10   29.17    1- 8-2   0- 6-2   66.81    31       
  98 Iowa                        B10   28.59    2- 9-0   2- 6-0   66.30    34       
  99 Richmond                    IND   28.07    3- 8-0   0- 0-0   44.86    76       
 100 Western Michigan            MID   27.93    7- 4-0   5- 4-0   21.68   131       
 101 Citadel                     SOU   26.00    5- 6-0   2- 3-0   35.27    97       
 102 Cornell                     IVY   25.79    5- 3-1   3- 3-1   19.20   138       
 103 Wake Forest                 ACC   25.10    1-10-0   1- 5-0   67.57    29       
 104 West Virginia               IND   24.58    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   60.34    52       
 105 Villanova                   IND   24.15    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   33.38   104       
 106 Vanderbilt                  SEC   23.18    2- 9-0   0- 6-0   64.68    37       
 107 Virginia                    ACC   21.85    2- 9-0   0- 6-0   52.23    67       
 108 Southern Illinois           MVC   21.80    7- 4-0   3- 2-0   17.04   139       
 109 Army                        IND   21.63    4- 6-1   0- 0-0   40.63    81       
 110 Drake                       MVC   21.51    4- 7-0   3- 3-0   36.85    94       
 111 Pacific                     PCA   21.00    4- 8-0   3- 2-0   39.47    85       
 112 Bowling Green               MID   20.68    4- 7-0   3- 5-0   30.12   108       
 113 Wichita State               MVC   19.22    4- 7-0   2- 4-0   36.19    95       
 114 Cal-Fullerton               PCA   19.03    5- 7-0   2- 2-0   21.88   129       
 115 Long Beach State            PCA   17.88    5- 6-0   1- 4-0   21.57   132       
 116 West Texas A&M              MVC   17.46    3- 8-0   1- 5-0   37.64    92       
 117 Harvard                     IVY   15.69    4- 4-1   2- 4-1   20.32   136       
 118 Virginia Military Institute SOU   15.39    3- 8-0   0- 3-0   37.89    90       
 119 Northwestern State          IND   14.96    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   28.80   111       
 120 Northern Illinois           MID   14.93    5- 6-0   2- 4-0   23.99   123       
 121 Division I-AA                     13.95   31-61-2   0- 0-0   31.38   106       
 122 Air Force                   IND   13.61    3- 8-0   0- 0-0   39.03    87       
 123 Southwest Louisiana         SLC   13.26    3- 8-0   2- 3-0   37.84    91       
 124 Northwestern                B10   11.63    0-10-1   0- 8-1   64.42    39       
 125 Columbia                    IVY   10.63    3- 5-1   2- 4-1   26.87   115       
 126 Ohio                        MID   10.59    3- 8-0   3- 5-0   35.19    98       
 127 Fresno State                PCA    9.78    3- 8-0   1- 4-0   24.56   121       
 128 Princeton                   IVY    9.78    2- 5-2   1- 4-2   26.46   118       
 129 Colgate                     IND    9.44    3- 8-0   0- 0-0   22.64   125       
 130 Indiana State               MVC    8.49    3- 8-0   2- 3-0   26.39   119       
 131 Texas-El Paso               WAC    8.38    1-11-0   1- 5-0   52.00    68       
 132 Boston College              IND    8.36    0-11-0   0- 0-0   45.59    75       
 133 Kent State                  MID    8.23    4- 7-0   2- 6-0   24.28   122       
 134 Pennsylvania                IVY    7.75    2- 6-1   1- 5-1   21.71   130       
 135 Lamar                       SLC    7.15    2- 8-1   0- 5-0   27.02   114       
 136 Toledo                      MID    5.35    2- 9-0   2- 7-0   27.49   113       
 137 Eastern Michigan            MID    4.71    3- 7-0   1- 5-0   22.18   127       
 138 Marshall                    SOU    4.62    1-10-0   0- 5-0   34.80   100       
 139 Illinois State              IND    2.37    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   22.40   126       

Team Rankings | Conference Rankings


                        # OF AVERAGE AVERAGE      OVERALL     NON-CONF                                   
CONFERENCE      ABBREV TEAMS   SCORE    RANK     W-  L- T     W-  L- T  BEST TEAM            RANK   SCORE

Southwest          SWC     9   77.61   32.11    53- 48- 2    17- 12- 2  Houston                 7   95.48
Pac 10             P10    10   74.45   34.00    63- 49- 3    26- 12- 3  Southern California     3   97.94
Southeastern       SEC    10   71.99   38.50    60- 49- 4    31- 20- 2  Alabama                 2   98.10
Big 8              BG8     8   71.63   38.13    50- 42- 0    21- 13- 0  Oklahoma                1   98.36
Atlantic Coast     ACC     7   59.32   55.71    41- 39- 0    20- 18- 0  Clemson                11   93.62
Big 10             B10    10   56.75   58.80    51- 55- 7    13- 17- 1  Michigan                5   95.88
Independent        IND    33   49.09   70.55   189-176- 5   189-176- 5  Penn State              4   96.74
Western Athletic   WAC     7   46.43   72.86    39- 43- 0    18- 22- 0  Brigham Young          34   74.80
Southern           SOU     7   31.25   93.86    37- 39- 1    20- 22- 1  Furman                 58   53.27
Southland          SLC     6   30.17   97.50    30- 35- 1    15- 20- 1  Louisiana Tech         74   45.09
Missouri Valley    MVC     7   27.69  100.86    36- 41- 0    17- 22- 0  Tulsa                  39   71.31
Mid American       MID    10   25.95  103.50    55- 53- 1    16- 14- 1  Ball State             52   61.25
Pacific Coast Athl PCA     6   25.38  103.17    31- 38- 0    17- 24- 0  Utah State             65   49.15
Ivy League         IVY     8   21.90  109.00    33- 31- 8     9-  7- 0  Yale                   80   41.09

The database used to produce the above rankings was constructed from data listed on James Howell's website.
Click here for criteria used for determining what scores to use and which team was the home team.

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