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1975 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Notre Dame (IN)

8-3-0

1

Oklahoma

11-1-0

10

Penn St.

9-3-0

11

Texas A&M

10-2-0

12

Miami (OH)

11-1-0

13

Maryland

9-2-1

14

California

8-3-0

15

Pittsburgh (PA)

8-4-0

16

Colorado

9-3-0

17

Southern California

8-4-0

18

Arizona

9-2-0

19

Georgia

9-3-0

2

Arizona St.

12-0-0

20

West Virginia

9-3-0

3

Alabama

11-1-0

4

Ohio St.

11-1-0

5

UCLA

9-2-1

6

Texas

10-2-0

7

Arkansas

10-2-0

8

Michigan

8-2-2

9

Nebraska

10-2-0

1975 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Colorado

9-3-0

1

Oklahoma

11-1-0

10

Penn St.

9-3-0

11

Maryland

9-2-1

12

Texas A&M

10-2-0

13

Pittsburgh (PA)

8-4-0

13

Arizona

9-2-0

15

California

8-3-0

16

Miami (OH)

11-1-0

17

Notre Dame (IN)

8-3-0

17

West Virginia

9-3-0

19

Georgia

9-3-0

19

Southern California

8-4-0

2

Arizona St.

12-0-0

3

Alabama

11-1-0

4

Ohio St.

11-1-0

5

UCLA

9-2-1

6

Arkansas

10-2-0

7

Texas

10-2-0

8

Michigan

8-2-2

9

Nebraska

10-2-0

1976 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Baylor (TX)

7-3-1

1

Pittsburgh (PA)

12-0-0

10

Georgia

10-2-0

11

Alabama

9-3-0

12

Notre Dame (IN)

9-3-0

13

Texas Tech

10-2-0

14

Oklahoma St.

9-3-0

15

UCLA

9-2-1

16

Colorado

8-4-0

17

Rutgers (NJ)

11-0-0

18

Kentucky

8-4-0

19

Iowa St.

8-3-0

2

Southern California

11-1-0

20

Mississippi St.

9-2-0

3

Michigan

10-2-0

4

Houston (TX)

10-2-0

5

Oklahoma

9-2-1

6

Ohio St.

9-2-1

7

Texas A&M

10-2-0

8

Maryland

11-1-0

9

Nebraska

9-3-1

1976 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Mississippi St.

9-2-0

1

Pittsburgh (PA)

12-0-0

10

Georgia

10-2-0

11

Maryland

11-1-0

12

Notre Dame (IN)

9-3-0

13

Texas Tech

10-2-0

14

Oklahoma St.

9-3-0

15

UCLA

9-2-1

16

Colorado

8-4-0

17

Rutgers (NJ)

11-0-0

18

Iowa St.

8-3-0

19

Kentucky

8-4-0

19

Baylor (TX)

7-3-1

2

Southern California

11-1-0

3

Michigan

10-2-0

4

Houston (TX)

10-2-0

5

Ohio St.

9-2-1

6

Oklahoma

9-2-1

7

Nebraska

9-3-1

8

Texas A&M

10-2-0

9

Alabama

9-3-0

1977 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

North Texas

10-1-0

North Carolina St.

8-4-0

1

Notre Dame (IN)

11-1-0

10

Washington

8-4-0

11

Ohio St.

9-3-0

12

Nebraska

9-3-0

13

Southern California

8-4-0

14

Florida St.

10-2-0

15

Stanford (CA)

9-3-0

16

San Diego St. (CA)

10-1-0

17

North Carolina

8-3-1

18

Arizona St.

9-3-0

19

Clemson (SC)

8-3-1

2

Alabama

11-1-0

20

Brigham Young (UT)

9-2-0

3

Arkansas

11-1-0

4

Texas

11-1-0

5

Penn St.

11-1-0

6

Kentucky

10-1-0

7

Oklahoma

10-2-0

8

Pittsburgh (PA)

9-2-1

9

Michigan

10-2-0

1977 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Kentucky

10-1-0

Clemson (SC)

8-3-1

1

Notre Dame (IN)

11-1-0

10

Nebraska

9-3-0

11

Florida St.

10-2-0

12

Southern California

8-4-0

12

Ohio St.

9-3-0

14

North Carolina

8-3-1

15

Stanford (CA)

9-3-0

16

Brigham Young (UT)

9-2-0

16

North Texas

10-1-0

18

Arizona St.

9-3-0

19

San Diego St. (CA)

10-1-0

19

North Carolina St.

8-4-0

2

Alabama

11-1-0

3

Arkansas

11-1-0

4

Penn St.

11-1-0

5

Texas

11-1-0

6

Oklahoma

10-2-0

7

Pittsburgh (PA)

9-2-1

8

Michigan

10-2-0

9

Washington

8-4-0

1978 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Arizona St.

9-3-0

Navy (MD)

9-3-0

1

Alabama

11-1-0

10

Houston (TX)

9-3-0

11

Arkansas

9-2-1

12

Michigan St.

8-3-0

13

Purdue (IN)

9-2-1

14

UCLA

8-3-1

15

Missouri

8-4-0

16

Georgia

9-2-1

17

Stanford (CA)

8-4-0

18

North Carolina St.

9-3-0

19

Texas A&M

8-4-0

2

Southern California

12-1-0

20

Maryland

9-3-0

3

Oklahoma

11-1-0

4

Penn St.

11-1-0

5

Michigan

10-2-0

6

Clemson (SC)

11-1-0

7

Notre Dame (IN)

9-3-0

8

Nebraska

9-3-0

9

Texas

9-3-0

1978 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Michigan St.

8-3-0

Maryland

9-3-0

1

Southern California

12-1-0

10

Arkansas

9-2-1

11

Houston (TX)

9-3-0

12

UCLA

8-3-1

13

Purdue (IN)

9-2-1

14

Missouri

8-4-0

15

Georgia

9-2-1

16

Stanford (CA)

8-4-0

17

Navy (MD)

9-3-0

18

Texas A&M

8-4-0

19

North Carolina St.

9-3-0

19

Arizona St.

9-3-0

2

Alabama

11-1-0

3

Oklahoma

11-1-0

4

Penn St.

11-1-0

5

Michigan

10-2-0

6

Notre Dame (IN)

9-3-0

7

Clemson (SC)

11-1-0

8

Nebraska

9-3-0

9

Texas

9-3-0

1979 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Missouri

7-5-0

1

Alabama

12-0-0

10

Purdue (IN)

10-2-0

11

Washington

9-3-0

12

Texas

9-3-0

13

Brigham Young (UT)

11-1-0

14

Baylor (TX)

8-4-0

15

North Carolina

8-3-1

16

Auburn (AL)

8-3-0

17

Temple (PA)

10-2-0

18

Michigan

8-4-0

19

Indiana

8-4-0

2

Southern California

11-0-1

20

Penn St.

8-4-0

3

Oklahoma

11-1-0

4

Ohio St.

11-1-0

5

Houston (TX)

11-1-0

6

Florida St.

11-1-0

7

Pittsburgh (PA)

11-1-0

8

Arkansas

10-2-0

9

Nebraska

10-2-0

1979 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Auburn (AL)

8-3-0

1

Alabama

12-0-0

10

Purdue (IN)

10-2-0

11

Washington

9-3-0

12

Brigham Young (UT)

11-1-0

13

Texas

9-3-0

14

North Carolina

8-3-1

15

Baylor (TX)

8-4-0

16

Indiana

8-4-0

17

Temple (PA)

10-2-0

18

Penn St.

8-4-0

19

Michigan

8-4-0

2

Southern California

11-0-1

20

Missouri

7-5-0

3

Oklahoma

11-1-0

4

Ohio St.

11-1-0

5

Houston (TX)

11-1-0

6

Pittsburgh (PA)

11-1-0

7

Nebraska

10-2-0

8

Florida St.

11-1-0

9

Arkansas

10-2-0

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