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1980 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 Florida State               IND   97.89   10- 2-0   0- 0-0   71.47     9      5
   2 Pittsburgh                  IND   97.87   11- 1-0   0- 0-0   67.99    20      2
   3 Nebraska                    BG8   97.50   10- 2-0   6- 1-0   67.47    24      7
   4 Penn State                  IND   96.40   10- 2-0   0- 0-0   71.86     7      8
   5 Alabama                     SEC   96.06   10- 2-0   6- 1-0   67.22    25      6
   6 Georgia                     SEC   95.84   12- 0-0   6- 0-0   62.70    42      1
   7 Oklahoma                    BG8   95.61   10- 2-0   7- 0-0   69.60    12      3
   8 Southern California         P10   95.08    8- 2-1   4- 2-1   75.70     2     11
   9 UCLA                        P10   93.29    9- 2-0   5- 2-0   63.71    40     13
  10 North Carolina              ACC   93.19   11- 1-0   6- 0-0   62.37    46     10
  11 Notre Dame                  IND   93.11    9- 2-1   0- 0-0   67.82    22      9
  12 Michigan                    B10   92.75   10- 2-0   8- 0-0   62.02    47      4
  13 Baylor                      SWC   91.66   10- 2-0   8- 0-0   62.45    43     14
  14 Miami (Florida)             IND   91.02    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   67.21    26     18
  15 Brigham Young               WAC   90.58   12- 1-0   6- 1-0   49.56    75     12
  16 Ohio State                  B10   90.29    9- 3-0   7- 1-0   61.07    52     15
  17 Florida                     SEC   87.97    8- 4-0   4- 2-0   70.53    11       
  18 Missouri                    BG8   87.17    8- 4-0   5- 2-0   60.86    53       
  19 South Carolina              IND   87.00    8- 4-0   0- 0-0   62.41    45       
  20 Mississippi State           SEC   86.86    9- 3-0   5- 1-0   64.72    36     19
  21 Southern Methodist          SWC   86.38    8- 4-0   5- 3-0   65.47    32     20
  22 Washington                  P10   86.31    9- 3-0   6- 1-0   58.97    58     16
  23 Arizona State               P10   84.03    7- 4-0   5- 3-0   65.26    34       
  24 Purdue                      B10   83.68    9- 3-0   7- 1-0   58.44    59     17
  25 Maryland                    ACC   83.04    8- 4-0   5- 1-0   66.47    28       
  26 Oregon                      P10   82.82    6- 3-2   4- 3-1   65.85    31       
  27 Houston                     SWC   82.16    7- 5-0   5- 3-0   71.80     8       
  28 Louisiana State             SEC   81.20    7- 4-0   4- 2-0   67.15    27       
  29 Texas                       SWC   80.46    7- 5-0   4- 4-0   67.94    21       
  30 Stanford                    P10   78.53    6- 5-0   3- 4-0   68.42    18       
  31 Southern Mississippi        IND   78.26    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   51.01    69       
  32 Tennessee                   SEC   74.68    5- 6-0   3- 3-0   65.87    30       
  33 Arkansas                    SWC   74.20    7- 5-0   3- 5-0   64.82    35       
  34 Iowa State                  BG8   72.75    6- 5-0   2- 5-0   59.49    57       
  35 Clemson                     ACC   72.16    6- 5-0   2- 4-0   66.08    29       
  36 Kansas                      BG8   70.95    4- 5-2   3- 3-1   69.23    16       
  37 North Carolina State        ACC   69.12    6- 5-0   3- 3-0   61.31    51       
  38 Auburn                      SEC   68.96    5- 6-0   0- 6-0   67.49    23       
  39 Navy                        IND   68.93    8- 4-0   0- 0-0   48.93    77       
  40 Rice                        SWC   67.25    5- 6-0   4- 4-0   72.12     6       
  41 Tulane                      IND   66.85    7- 5-0   0- 0-0   56.87    64       
  42 Virginia Tech               IND   66.82    8- 4-0   0- 0-0   44.36    85       
  43 Nevada-Las Vegas            IND   66.67    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   44.84    84       
  44 Boston College              IND   66.08    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   50.73    71       
  45 Tulsa                       MVC   63.92    8- 3-0   4- 1-0   40.77    90       
  46 West Virginia               IND   63.92    6- 6-0   0- 0-0   58.19    60       
  47 Furman                      SOU   63.91    9- 1-1   7- 0-0   29.48   114       
  48 McNeese State               SLC   63.38   10- 2-0   5- 0-0   27.32   118       
  49 Wake Forest                 ACC   63.37    5- 6-0   2- 4-0   60.65    54       
  50 Texas A&M                   SWC   62.39    4- 7-0   3- 5-0   75.28     3       
  51 Texas Tech                  SWC   61.52    5- 6-0   3- 5-0   64.68    37       
  52 Syracuse                    IND   61.50    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   62.42    44       
  53 Rutgers                     IND   60.19    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   37.77    95       
  54 Indiana                     B10   59.93    6- 5-0   3- 5-0   52.42    67       
  55 North Texas                 IND   59.48    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   50.50    72       
  56 San Jose State              PCA   59.32    7- 4-0   3- 2-0   45.93    83       
  57 Mississippi                 SEC   57.85    3- 8-0   2- 5-0   70.74    10       
  58 Hawaii                      WAC   57.78    8- 3-0   3- 3-0   38.96    94       
  59 Long Beach State            PCA   57.55    8- 3-0   5- 0-0   36.90    98       
  60 Louisville                  IND   55.99    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   57.49    62       
  61 Arizona                     P10   55.54    5- 6-0   3- 4-0   61.50    50       
  62 Minnesota                   B10   53.60    5- 6-0   4- 5-0   57.93    61       
  63 Utah State                  PCA   53.03    6- 5-0   4- 1-0   43.92    86       
  64 Citadel                     SOU   52.23    7- 4-0   3- 2-0   35.73   101       
  65 Wyoming                     WAC   51.31    6- 5-0   4- 4-0   40.95    89       
  66 Drake                       MVC   50.30    8- 3-0   3- 2-0   24.24   126       
  67 Washington State            P10   49.86    4- 7-0   3- 4-0   57.47    63       
  68 Wisconsin                   B10   49.73    4- 7-0   3- 5-0   62.86    41       
  69 Virginia                    ACC   49.13    4- 7-0   2- 4-0   68.40    19       
  70 Oklahoma State              BG8   47.82    3- 7-1   2- 4-1   64.29    39       
  71 Colorado State              WAC   47.50    6- 4-1   5- 1-1   49.31    76       
  72 Utah                        WAC   46.91    5- 5-1   2- 3-1   46.82    81       
  73 Tennessee-Chattanooga       SOU   46.53    8- 3-0   5- 2-0   24.89   123       
  74 Kentucky                    SEC   46.42    3- 8-0   1- 5-0   69.13    17       
  75 Appalachian State           SOU   45.84    6- 4-1   4- 2-1   33.41   105       
  76 Iowa                        B10   44.84    4- 7-0   4- 4-0   59.98    56       
  77 Central Michigan            MID   44.42    9- 2-0   7- 2-0   19.43   133       
  78 California                  P10   43.79    3- 8-0   3- 5-0   69.26    15       
  79 Illinois                    B10   42.76    3- 7-1   3- 5-0   61.82    48       
  80 Michigan State              B10   42.23    3- 8-0   2- 6-0   61.59    49       
  81 Southwest Louisiana         SLC   41.29    7- 4-0   4- 1-0   29.21   115       
  82 Northeast Louisiana         IND   41.20    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   31.02   110       
  83 Yale                        IVY   38.85    8- 2-0   6- 1-0   18.81   134       
  84 Kansas State                BG8   38.72    3- 8-0   1- 6-0   60.18    55       
  85 Villanova                   IND   37.56    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   31.63   109       
  86 Georgia Tech                IND   37.49    1- 9-1   0- 0-0   72.77     4       
  87 Duke                        ACC   36.97    2- 9-0   1- 5-0   65.37    33       
  88 East Carolina               IND   35.68    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   52.86    66       
  89 Texas Christian             SWC   34.31    1-10-0   1- 7-0   75.89     1       
  90 Wichita State               MVC   33.16    5- 5-1   4- 1-1   39.66    93       
  91 Richmond                    IND   32.75    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   42.13    87       
  92 Northern Illinois           MID   32.11    7- 4-0   4- 3-0   24.30   125       
  93 Western Michigan            MID   32.07    7- 4-0   6- 3-0   23.11   128       
  94 New Mexico                  WAC   31.93    4- 7-0   3- 4-0   51.28    68       
  95 West Texas A&M              MVC   31.80    5- 6-0   2- 4-0   40.26    92       
  96 Indiana State               MVC   30.96    6- 5-0   4- 2-0   30.40   112       
  97 Temple                      IND   30.09    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   48.29    79       
  98 Miami (Ohio)                MID   30.06    5- 6-0   4- 3-0   30.78   111       
  99 Vanderbilt                  SEC   30.02    2- 9-0   0- 6-0   69.37    14       
 100 Ball State                  MID   28.92    6- 5-0   5- 4-0   27.28   119       
 101 Colgate                     IND   28.45    5- 4-1   0- 0-0   25.25   122       
 102 San Diego State             WAC   28.44    4- 8-0   4- 4-0   50.98    70       
 103 Army                        IND   28.41    3- 7-1   0- 0-0   49.96    73       
 104 Louisiana Tech              SLC   27.10    5- 6-0   2- 3-0   34.74   102       
 105 Air Force                   WAC   26.83    2- 9-1   1- 3-0   56.36    65       
 106 Fresno State                PCA   26.39    5- 6-0   1- 4-0   37.66    96       
 107 Pacific                     PCA   25.12    4- 8-0   1- 4-0   47.85    80       
 108 Ohio                        MID   24.13    6- 5-0   5- 4-0   24.64   124       
 109 Colorado                    BG8   23.79    1-10-0   1- 6-0   72.29     5       
 110 Cal-Fullerton               PCA   22.08    4- 7-0   1- 4-0   36.59    99       
 111 Harvard                     IVY   21.32    7- 3-0   4- 3-0   14.61   137       
 112 Bowling Green               MID   19.26    4- 7-0   4- 4-0   29.09   116       
 113 New Mexico State            MVC   18.65    3- 7-1   1- 4-1   34.47   103       
 114 Memphis State               IND   17.96    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   49.81    74       
 115 Princeton                   IVY   17.05    6- 4-0   4- 3-0   20.56   132       
 116 Brown                       IVY   16.84    6- 4-0   4- 3-0   13.88   139       
 117 Toledo                      MID   15.54    4- 7-0   3- 6-0   26.31   120       
 118 Cincinnati                  IND   15.27    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   46.60    82       
 119 Western Carolina            SOU   15.11    3- 7-1   2- 4-1   33.96   104       
 120 Texas-Arlington             SLC   14.79    3- 8-0   3- 2-0   37.56    97       
 121 Virginia Military Institute SOU   14.72    3- 7-1   1- 4-1   35.77   100       
 122 Division I-AA                     14.15   29-56-3   0- 0-0   31.73   108       
 123 Southern Illinois           MVC   14.02    3- 8-0   1- 5-0   32.01   107       
 124 Cornell                     IVY   13.92    5- 5-0   5- 2-0   20.87   131       
 125 Lamar                       SLC   13.59    3- 8-0   1- 4-0   40.31    91       
 126 Oregon State                P10   13.58    0-11-0   0- 8-0   69.41    13       
 127 Northwestern                B10   11.82    0-11-0   0- 9-0   64.33    38       
 128 William & Mary              IND   11.67    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   41.52    88       
 129 Dartmouth                   IVY    9.72    4- 6-0   4- 3-0   14.34   138       
 130 Illinois State              IND    9.36    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   23.45   127       
 131 Texas-El Paso               WAC    7.51    1-11-0   1- 6-0   48.82    78       
 132 Holy Cross                  IND    7.47    3- 8-0   0- 0-0   22.88   129       
 133 East Tennessee State        SOU    7.35    2- 9-0   1- 4-0   29.89   113       
 134 Arkansas State              SLC    7.07    2- 9-0   0- 5-0   33.14   106       
 135 Marshall                    SOU    6.89    2- 8-1   0- 5-1   25.84   121       
 136 Kent State                  MID    6.87    3- 8-0   3- 6-0   27.60   117       
 137 Pennsylvania                IVY    1.32    1- 9-0   1- 6-0   18.44   135       
 138 Eastern Michigan            MID    1.29    1- 9-0   1- 7-0   22.68   130       
 139 Columbia                    IVY    0.85    1- 9-0   0- 7-0   16.91   136       

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

Southeastern       SEC    10   72.59   37.60    64- 50- 0    33- 19- 0  Alabama                 5   96.06
Southwest          SWC     9   71.15   39.22    54- 50- 0    18- 14- 0  Baylor                 13   91.66
Pac 10             P10    10   68.28   45.00    57- 51- 3    21- 15- 1  Southern California     8   95.08
Big 8              BG8     8   66.79   45.13    45- 43- 3    18- 16- 1  Nebraska                3   97.50
Atlantic Coast     ACC     7   66.71   44.57    42- 37- 0    21- 16- 0  North Carolina         10   93.19
Big 10             B10    10   57.16   59.80    53- 59- 1    12- 18- 1  Michigan               12   92.75
Independent        IND    30   53.71   63.73   180-156- 4   180-156- 4  Florida State           1   97.89
Western Athletic   WAC     9   43.20   79.22    48- 53- 3    19- 24- 1  Brigham Young          15   90.58
Pacific Coast Athl PCA     6   40.58   83.50    34- 33- 0    19- 18- 0  San Jose State         56   59.32
Missouri Valley    MVC     7   34.69   89.71    38- 37- 2    19- 18- 0  Tulsa                  45   63.92
Southern           SOU     8   31.57   95.88    40- 43- 5    17- 20- 1  Furman                 47   63.91
Southland          SLC     6   27.87  102.00    30- 37- 0    15- 22- 0  McNeese State          48   63.38
Mid American       MID    10   23.47  107.10    52- 57- 0    10- 15- 0  Central Michigan       77   44.42
Ivy League         IVY     8   14.98  119.25    38- 42- 0    10- 14- 0  Yale                   83   38.85

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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