1980 College Football AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked that AP Top 20 during the 1980 college football season
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Preseason
1
Ohio State
0
0
 
Big Ten
2
Alabama
0
0
SEC
3
Pittsburgh
0
0
Independent
4
USC
0
0
Pacific-10
5
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Eight
6
Arkansas
0
0
Southwest
7
Nebraska
0
0
Big Eight
8
Houston
0
0
Southwest
9
Purdue
0
0
Big Ten
10
Texas
0
0
Southwest
11
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
12
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
13
Florida State
0
0
Independent
14
North Carolina
0
0
ACC
15
Stanford
0
0
Pacific-10
16
Georgia
0
0
SEC
17
Missouri
0
0
Big Eight
18
Penn State
0
0
Independent
19
Auburn
0
0
SEC
20
Washington
0
0
Pacific-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (9/13)
1
Alabama
1
0
 
SEC
2
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
3
Oklahoma
1
0
Big Eight
4
USC
1
0
Pacific-10
5
Pittsburgh
1
0
Independent
6
Nebraska
1
0
Big Eight
7
Texas
1
0
Southwest
8
Notre Dame
1
0
Independent
9
Florida State
2
0
Independent
10
Georgia
2
0
SEC
11
Stanford
2
0
Pacific-10
12
Penn State
1
0
Independent
13
North Carolina
2
0
ACC
14
Michigan
1
0
Big Ten
15
Missouri
1
0
Big Eight
16
Washington
1
0
Pacific-10
17
Arkansas
0
1
Southwest
18
Houston
0
1
Southwest
19
Auburn
1
0
SEC
20
South Carolina
2
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (9/27)
1
Alabama
3
0
 
SEC
2
Ohio State
3
0
Big Ten
3
Nebraska
3
0
Big Eight
4
USC
3
0
Pacific-10
5
Texas
3
0
Southwest
6
Pittsburgh
3
0
Independent
7
Notre Dame
2
0
Independent
8
Georgia
4
0
SEC
9
Missouri
3
0
Big Eight
10
North Carolina
3
0
ACC
11
UCLA
3
0
Pacific-10
12
Oklahoma
1
1
Big Eight
13
Miami
4
0
Independent
14
Arkansas
2
1
Southwest
15
Stanford
3
1
Pacific-10
16
Florida State
3
1
Independent
17
Penn State
2
1
Independent
18
South Carolina
3
1
Independent
19
Florida
3
0
SEC
20
Baylor
3
0
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (10/11)
1
Alabama
5
0
 
SEC
2
USC
5
0
Pacific-10
3
Texas
5
0
Southwest
4
UCLA
5
0
Pacific-10
5
Notre Dame
4
0
Independent
6
Georgia
5
0
SEC
7
Florida State
5
1
Independent
8
North Carolina
5
0
ACC
9
Ohio State
4
1
Big Ten
10
Nebraska
4
1
Big Eight
11
Pittsburgh
4
1
Independent
12
Penn State
4
1
Independent
13
Baylor
5
0
Southwest
14
Arkansas
4
1
Southwest
15
South Carolina
5
1
Independent
16
Missouri
4
1
Big Eight
17
Oklahoma
2
2
Big Eight
18
Miami
4
1
Independent
19
Iowa State
5
0
Big Eight
20
Stanford
4
2
Pacific-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (10/25)
1
Alabama
7
0
 
SEC
2
UCLA
6
0
Pacific-10
3
Notre Dame
6
0
Independent
4
Georgia
7
0
SEC
5
Florida State
7
1
Independent
6
North Carolina
7
0
ACC
7
USC
5
0
1
Pacific-10
8
Nebraska
6
1
 
Big Eight
9
Ohio State
6
1
Big Ten
10
Baylor
7
0
Southwest
11
Pittsburgh
6
1
Independent
12
Texas
5
1
Southwest
13
Penn State
6
1
Independent
14
South Carolina
6
1
Independent
15
Missouri
6
1
Big Eight
16
Oklahoma
4
2
Big Eight
17
BYU
6
1
WAC
18
Michigan
5
2
Big Ten
19
SMU
5
2
Southwest
20
Purdue
5
2
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (11/8)
1
Georgia
9
0
 
SEC
2
USC
7
0
1
Pacific-10
3
Florida State
9
1
 
Independent
4
Nebraska
8
1
Big Eight
5
Alabama
8
1
SEC
6
Notre Dame
7
0
1
Independent
7
Ohio State
8
1
 
Big Ten
8
Pittsburgh
8
1
Independent
9
Penn State
8
1
Independent
10
Oklahoma
6
2
Big Eight
11
Michigan
7
2
Big Ten
12
Baylor
8
1
Southwest
13
BYU
8
1
WAC
14
South Carolina
7
2
Independent
15
North Carolina
8
1
ACC
16
Purdue
7
2
Big Ten
17
UCLA
6
2
Pacific-10
18
SMU
7
2
Southwest
19
Mississippi State
7
2
SEC
20
Florida
6
2
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (11/22)
1
Georgia
10
0
 
SEC
2
Notre Dame
9
0
1
Independent
3
Florida State
9
1
 
Independent
4
Pittsburgh
9
1
Independent
5
Penn State
9
1
Independent
6
Oklahoma
8
2
Big Eight
7
Michigan
9
2
Big Ten
8
Baylor
10
1
Southwest
9
Alabama
8
2
SEC
10
Nebraska
9
2
Big Eight
11
Ohio State
9
2
Big Ten
12
BYU
10
1
WAC
13
North Carolina
10
1
ACC
14
UCLA
8
2
Pacific-10
15
Washington
9
2
Pacific-10
16
Mississippi State
9
2
SEC
17
USC
7
2
1
Pacific-10
18
Florida
7
2
 
SEC
19
South Carolina
8
3
Independent
20
SMU
7
3
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 14 (12/6)
1
Georgia
11
0
 
SEC
2
Florida State
10
1
Independent
3
Pittsburgh
10
1
Independent
4
Oklahoma
9
2
Big Eight
5
Michigan
9
2
Big Ten
6
Baylor
10
1
Southwest
7
Notre Dame
9
1
1
Independent
8
Nebraska
9
2
 
Big Eight
9
Alabama
9
2
SEC
10
Penn State
9
2
Independent
11
Ohio State
9
2
Big Ten
12
USC
8
2
1
Pacific-10
13
North Carolina
10
1
 
ACC
14
BYU
11
1
WAC
15
UCLA
9
2
Pacific-10
16
Washington
9
2
Pacific-10
17
Mississippi State
9
2
SEC
18
South Carolina
8
3
Independent
19
SMU
8
3
Southwest
20
Miami
8
3
Independent
Week 1 (9/6)
1
Ohio State
0
0
 
Big Ten
2
Alabama
1
0
SEC
3
Pittsburgh
0
0
Independent
4
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Eight
5
USC
0
0
Pacific-10
6
Texas
1
0
Southwest
7
Notre Dame
1
0
Independent
8
Nebraska
0
0
Big Eight
9
Houston
0
0
Southwest
10
Florida State
1
0
Independent
11
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
12
Georgia
1
0
SEC
13
Stanford
1
0
Pacific-10
14
Penn State
1
0
Independent
15
North Carolina
1
0
ACC
16
Arkansas
0
1
Southwest
17
Missouri
0
0
Big Eight
18
Auburn
0
0
SEC
19
Washington
0
0
Pacific-10
20
Purdue
0
1
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (9/20)
1
Alabama
2
0
 
SEC
2
Ohio State
2
0
Big Ten
3
Nebraska
2
0
Big Eight
4
Oklahoma
1
0
Big Eight
5
USC
2
0
Pacific-10
6
Pittsburgh
2
0
Independent
7
Texas
2
0
Southwest
8
Notre Dame
2
0
Independent
9
Florida State
3
0
Independent
10
Georgia
3
0
SEC
11
Penn State
2
0
Independent
12
Missouri
2
0
Big Eight
13
Washington
2
0
Pacific-10
14
North Carolina
2
0
ACC
15
Arkansas
1
1
Southwest
16
UCLA
2
0
Pacific-10
17
Michigan
1
1
Big Ten
18
Auburn
2
0
SEC
19
Maryland
3
0
ACC
20
Arizona State
2
0
Pacific-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (10/4)
1
Alabama
4
0
 
SEC
2
USC
4
0
Pacific-10
3
Texas
4
0
Southwest
4
Pittsburgh
4
0
Independent
5
UCLA
4
0
Pacific-10
6
Georgia
4
0
SEC
7
Notre Dame
3
0
Independent
8
North Carolina
4
0
ACC
9
Ohio State
3
1
Big Ten
10
Nebraska
3
1
Big Eight
11
Florida State
4
1
Independent
12
Oklahoma
2
1
Big Eight
13
Miami
4
0
Independent
14
Penn State
3
1
Independent
15
Arkansas
3
1
Southwest
16
Stanford
4
1
Pacific-10
17
South Carolina
4
1
Independent
18
Baylor
4
0
Southwest
19
Missouri
3
1
Big Eight
20
SMU
4
0
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (10/18)
1
Alabama
6
0
 
SEC
2
Texas
5
0
Southwest
3
UCLA
5
0
Pacific-10
4
Notre Dame
5
0
Independent
5
Georgia
6
0
SEC
6
Florida State
6
1
Independent
7
North Carolina
6
0
ACC
8
USC
5
0
1
Pacific-10
9
Nebraska
5
1
 
Big Eight
10
Ohio State
5
1
Big Ten
11
Baylor
6
0
Southwest
12
Pittsburgh
5
1
Independent
13
Penn State
5
1
Independent
14
South Carolina
6
1
Independent
15
Arkansas
4
1
Southwest
16
Missouri
5
1
Big Eight
17
Oklahoma
3
2
Big Eight
18
Washington
5
1
Pacific-10
19
BYU
5
1
WAC
20
Southern Miss
6
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (11/1)
1
Notre Dame
7
0
 
Independent
2
Georgia
8
0
SEC
3
Florida State
8
1
Independent
4
USC
6
0
1
Pacific-10
5
Nebraska
7
1
 
Big Eight
6
Alabama
7
1
SEC
7
Ohio State
7
1
Big Ten
8
UCLA
6
1
Pacific-10
9
Pittsburgh
7
1
Independent
10
Penn State
7
1
Independent
11
Oklahoma
5
2
Big Eight
12
Michigan
6
2
Big Ten
13
BYU
7
1
WAC
14
North Carolina
7
1
ACC
15
South Carolina
6
2
Independent
16
Baylor
7
1
Southwest
17
Purdue
6
2
Big Ten
18
SMU
6
2
Southwest
19
Mississippi State
7
2
SEC
20
Florida
6
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (11/15)
1
Georgia
10
0
 
SEC
2
Notre Dame
8
0
1
Independent
3
Florida State
9
1
 
Independent
4
Nebraska
9
1
Big Eight
5
Ohio State
9
1
Big Ten
6
Pittsburgh
9
1
Independent
7
Penn State
9
1
Independent
8
Alabama
8
2
SEC
9
Oklahoma
7
2
Big Eight
10
Michigan
8
2
Big Ten
11
Baylor
9
1
Southwest
12
USC
7
1
1
Pacific-10
13
BYU
9
1
 
WAC
14
South Carolina
8
2
Independent
15
North Carolina
9
1
ACC
16
Washington
8
2
Pacific-10
17
Mississippi State
8
2
SEC
18
UCLA
7
2
Pacific-10
19
Florida
7
2
SEC
20
Texas
7
2
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 13 (11/29)
1
Georgia
11
0
 
SEC
2
Notre Dame
9
0
1
Independent
3
Florida State
9
1
 
Independent
4
Pittsburgh
10
1
Independent
5
Oklahoma
9
2
Big Eight
6
Michigan
9
2
Big Ten
7
Baylor
10
1
Southwest
8
Alabama
9
2
SEC
9
Nebraska
9
2
Big Eight
10
Penn State
9
2
Independent
11
Ohio State
9
2
Big Ten
12
North Carolina
10
1
ACC
13
BYU
11
1
WAC
14
UCLA
8
2
Pacific-10
15
Washington
9
2
Pacific-10
16
Mississippi State
9
2
SEC
17
USC
7
2
1
Pacific-10
18
South Carolina
8
3
 
Independent
19
SMU
8
3
Southwest
20
Miami
8
3
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Postseason
1
Georgia
12
0
 
SEC
2
Pittsburgh
11
1
Independent
3
Oklahoma
10
2
Big Eight
4
Michigan
10
2
Big Ten
5
Florida State
10
2
Independent
6
Alabama
10
2
SEC
7
Nebraska
10
2
Big Eight
8
Penn State
10
2
Independent
9
Notre Dame
9
2
1
Independent
10
North Carolina
11
1
 
ACC
11
USC
8
2
1
Pacific-10
12
BYU
12
1
 
WAC
13
UCLA
9
2
Pacific-10
14
Baylor
10
2
Southwest
15
Ohio State
9
3
Big Ten
16
Washington
9
3
Pacific-10
17
Purdue
9
3
Big Ten
18
Miami
9
3
Independent
19
Mississippi State
9
3
SEC
20
SMU
8
4
Southwest
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