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1980 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Mississippi St.

9-3-0

1

Georgia

12-0-0

10

Notre Dame (IN)

9-2-1

11

Brigham Young (UT)

12-1-0

12

Southern California

8-2-1

13

Baylor (TX)

10-2-0

14

UCLA

9-2-0

15

Ohio St.

9-3-0

16

Purdue (IN)

9-3-0

17

Washington

9-3-0

18

Miami (FL)

9-3-0

19

Florida

8-4-0

2

Pittsburgh (PA)

11-1-0

20

Southern Methodist (TX)

8-4-0

3

Oklahoma

10-2-0

4

Michigan

10-2-0

5

Florida St.

10-2-0

6

Alabama

10-2-0

7

Nebraska

10-2-0

8

Penn St.

10-2-0

9

North Carolina

11-1-0

1981 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Southern Methodist (TX)

10-1-0

Miami (FL)

9-2-0

Arizona St.

9-2-0

1

Clemson (SC)

12-0-0

10

Michigan

9-3-0

11

Brigham Young (UT)

11-2-0

12

Ohio St.

9-3-0

13

Southern California

9-3-0

14

Oklahoma

7-4-1

15

Iowa

8-4-0

16

Arkansas

8-4-0

17

Mississippi St.

8-4-0

18

West Virginia

9-3-0

19

Southern Mississippi

9-2-1

2

Pittsburgh (PA)

11-1-0

20

Missouri

8-4-0

3

Penn St.

10-2-0

4

Texas

10-1-1

5

Georgia

10-2-0

6

Alabama

9-2-1

7

Washington

10-2-0

8

North Carolina

10-2-0

9

Nebraska

9-3-0

1982 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Tulsa (OK)

10-1-0

Iowa

8-4-0

Southern California

8-3-0

Florida

8-4-0

Clemson (SC)

9-1-1

1

Penn St.

11-1-0

10

Florida St.

9-3-0

11

Louisiana St.

8-3-1

12

Ohio St.

9-3-0

13

North Carolina

8-4-0

14

Auburn (AL)

9-3-0

15

Michigan

8-4-0

16

Oklahoma

8-4-0

17

Alabama

8-4-0

18

Texas

9-3-0

19

West Virginia

9-3-0

2

Southern Methodist (TX)

11-0-1

20

Maryland

8-4-0

3

Nebraska

12-1-0

4

Georgia

11-1-0

5

UCLA

10-1-1

6

Arizona St.

10-2-0

7

Washington

10-2-0

8

Arkansas

9-2-1

9

Pittsburgh (PA)

9-3-0

1983 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Maryland

8-4-0

Tennessee

9-3-0

East Carolina (NC)

8-3-0

Oklahoma

8-4-0

Clemson (SC)

9-1-1

1

Miami (FL)

11-1-0

10

Illinois

10-2-0

11

Southern Methodist (TX)

10-2-0

12

Alabama

8-4-0

13

UCLA

7-4-1

14

Iowa

9-3-0

15

Air Force (CO)

10-2-0

16

West Virginia

9-3-0

17

Penn St.

8-4-1

18

Oklahoma St.

8-4-0

19

Pittsburgh (PA)

8-3-1

2

Nebraska

12-1-0

20

Boston College (MA)

9-3-0

3

Auburn (AL)

11-1-0

4

Georgia

10-1-1

5

Texas

11-1-0

6

Florida

9-2-1

7

Brigham Young (UT)

11-1-0

8

Ohio St.

9-3-0

9

Michigan

9-3-0

1984 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Air Force (CO)

8-4-0

Georgia

7-4-1

Notre Dame (IN)

7-5-0

Miami (FL)

8-5-0

Army (NY)

8-3-1

1

Brigham Young (UT)

13-0-0

10

UCLA

9-3-0

11

Maryland

9-3-0

12

Ohio St.

9-3-0

13

South Carolina

10-2-0

14

Auburn (AL)

9-4-0

15

Iowa

8-4-1

16

Louisiana St.

8-3-1

17

Virginia

8-2-2

18

West Virginia

8-4-0

19

Kentucky

9-3-0

19

Florida St.

7-3-2

2

Washington

11-1-0

3

Nebraska

10-2-0

4

Boston College (MA)

10-2-0

5

Oklahoma St.

10-2-0

6

Oklahoma

9-2-1

7

Florida

9-1-1

8

Southern Methodist (TX)

10-2-0

9

Southern California

9-3-0

1985 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Georgia

7-3-2

Oklahoma St.

8-4-0

Florida

9-1-1

Auburn (AL)

8-4-0

Army (NY)

9-3-0

1

Oklahoma

11-1-0

10

Nebraska

9-3-0

11

Ohio St.

9-3-0

12

Arkansas

10-2-0

13

Florida St.

9-3-0

14

Alabama

9-2-1

15

Baylor (TX)

9-3-0

16

Fresno St. (CA)

11-0-1

17

Brigham Young (UT)

11-3-0

18

Georgia Tech

9-2-1

19

Maryland

9-3-0

2

Michigan

10-1-1

20

Louisiana St.

9-2-1

3

Penn St.

11-1-0

4

Tennessee

9-1-2

5

Air Force (CO)

12-1-0

6

UCLA

9-2-1

7

Texas A&M

10-2-0

8

Miami (FL)

10-2-0

9

Iowa

10-2-0

1986 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Stanford (CA)

8-4-0

Georgia

8-4-0

San Diego St. (CA)

8-4-0

North Carolina St.

8-3-1

Virginia Tech

9-2-1

1

Penn St.

12-0-0

10

Arizona

9-3-0

11

Louisiana St.

9-3-0

12

Texas A&M

9-3-0

13

Baylor (TX)

9-3-0

14

UCLA

8-3-1

15

Iowa

9-3-0

16

Arkansas

9-3-0

17

Washington

8-3-1

18

Boston College (MA)

9-3-0

19

Clemson (SC)

8-2-2

2

Miami (FL)

11-1-0

20

Florida St.

7-4-1

3

Oklahoma

11-1-0

4

Nebraska

10-2-0

5

Arizona St.

10-1-1

6

Ohio St.

10-3-0

7

Michigan

11-2-0

8

Auburn (AL)

10-2-0

9

Alabama

10-3-0

1987 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Alabama

7-5-0

Pittsburgh (PA)

8-4-0

Penn St.

8-4-0

Ohio St.

6-4-1

Notre Dame (IN)

8-4-0

Arizona St.

7-4-1

1

Miami (FL)

12-0-0

10

Clemson (SC)

10-2-0

11

UCLA

10-2-0

12

Oklahoma St.

10-2-0

13

Tennessee

10-2-1

14

Georgia

9-3-0

15

South Carolina

8-4-0

16

Iowa

10-3-0

17

Southern California

8-4-0

18

Michigan

8-4-0

19

Texas

7-5-0

2

Florida St.

11-1-0

20

Indiana

8-4-0

3

Oklahoma

11-1-0

4

Syracuse (NY)

11-0-1

5

Louisiana St.

10-1-1

6

Nebraska

10-2-0

7

Auburn (AL)

9-1-2

8

Michigan St.

9-2-1

9

Texas A&M

10-2-0

1988 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Louisiana St.

8-4-0

Southern Mississippi

10-2-0

Houston (TX)

9-3-0

Colorado

8-4-0

Brigham Young (UT)

9-4-0

1

Notre Dame (IN)

12-0-0

10

Nebraska

11-2-0

11

Oklahoma St.

10-2-0

12

Syracuse (NY)

10-2-0

13

Arkansas

10-2-0

14

Oklahoma

9-3-0

15

Georgia

9-3-0

16

Washington St.

9-3-0

17

Alabama

9-3-0

17

North Carolina St.

8-3-1

19

Indiana

8-3-1

2

Miami (FL)

11-1-0

20

Wyoming

11-2-0

3

Florida St.

11-1-0

4

Michigan

9-2-1

5

West Virginia

11-1-0

6

UCLA

10-2-0

7

Auburn (AL)

10-2-0

8

Clemson (SC)

10-2-0

9

Southern California

10-2-0

1989 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Texas A&M

8-4-0

Syracuse (NY)

8-4-0

Houston (TX)

9-2-0

Ohio St.

8-4-0

West Virginia

8-3-1

Arizona

8-4-0

1

Miami (FL)

11-1-0

10

Illinois

10-2-0

11

Clemson (SC)

10-2-0

12

Nebraska

10-2-0

13

Arkansas

10-2-0

14

Penn St.

8-3-1

15

Virginia

10-3-0

16

Texas Tech

9-3-0

16

Michigan St.

8-4-0

18

Brigham Young (UT)

10-3-0

19

Pittsburgh (PA)

8-3-1

2

Florida St.

10-2-0

20

Washington

8-4-0

3

Notre Dame (IN)

12-1-0

4

Colorado

11-1-0

5

Tennessee

11-1-0

6

Auburn (AL)

10-2-0

7

Alabama

10-2-0

8

Michigan

10-2-0

9

Southern California

9-2-1

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