AP and Coaches Final Season Polls

1980 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Florida 8-4-0
1 Georgia 12-0-0
10 North Carolina 11-1-0
11 Southern California 8-2-1
12 Brigham Young (UT) 12-1-0
13 UCLA 9-2-0
14 Baylor (TX) 10-2-0
15 Ohio St. 9-3-0
16 Washington 9-3-0
17 Purdue (IN) 9-3-0
18 Miami (FL) 9-3-0
19 Mississippi St. 9-3-0
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 Notre Dame (IN) 9-2-1

1980 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Final 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 AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Mississippi St. 8-4-0
Arkansas 8-4-0
Southern Mississippi 9-2-1
1 Clemson (SC) 12-0-0
10 Washington 10-2-0
11 Nebraska 9-3-0
12 Michigan 9-3-0
13 Brigham Young (UT) 11-2-0
14 Southern California 9-3-0
15 Ohio St. 9-3-0
16 Arizona St. 9-2-0
17 West Virginia 9-3-0
18 Iowa 8-4-0
19 Missouri 8-4-0
2 Texas 10-1-1
20 Oklahoma 7-4-1
3 Penn St. 10-2-0
4 Pittsburgh (PA) 11-1-0
5 Southern Methodist (TX) 10-1-0
6 Georgia 10-2-0
7 Alabama 9-2-1
8 Miami (FL) 9-2-0
9 North Carolina 10-2-0

1981 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Final Record
Arizona St. 9-2-0
Miami (FL) 9-2-0
Southern Methodist (TX) 10-1-0
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 AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Florida 8-4-0
Tulsa (OK) 10-1-0
Iowa 8-4-0
Michigan 8-4-0
Alabama 8-4-0
1 Penn St. 11-1-0
10 Pittsburgh (PA) 9-3-0
11 Louisiana St. 8-3-1
12 Ohio St. 9-3-0
13 Florida St. 9-3-0
14 Auburn (AL) 9-3-0
15 Southern California 8-3-0
16 Oklahoma 8-4-0
17 Texas 9-3-0
18 North Carolina 8-4-0
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 Clemson (SC) 9-1-1
9 Arkansas 9-2-1

1982 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Final Record
Clemson (SC) 9-1-1
Florida 8-4-0
Iowa 8-4-0
Southern California 8-3-0
Tulsa (OK) 10-1-0
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 AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Oklahoma St. 8-4-0
Maryland 8-4-0
Oklahoma 8-4-0
Tennessee 9-3-0
Penn St. 8-4-1
1 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
10 Illinois 10-2-0
11 Clemson (SC) 9-1-1
12 Southern Methodist (TX) 10-2-0
13 Air Force (CO) 10-2-0
14 Iowa 9-3-0
15 Alabama 8-4-0
16 West Virginia 9-3-0
17 UCLA 7-4-1
18 Pittsburgh (PA) 8-3-1
19 Boston College (MA) 9-3-0
2 Nebraska 12-1-0
20 East Carolina (NC) 8-3-0
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 Michigan 9-3-0
9 Ohio St. 9-3-0

1983 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Final Record
Clemson (SC) 9-1-1
East Carolina (NC) 8-3-0
Maryland 8-4-0
Oklahoma 8-4-0
Tennessee 9-3-0
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 AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Army (NY) 8-3-1
West Virginia 8-4-0
Georgia 7-4-1
Notre Dame (IN) 7-5-0
Air Force (CO) 8-4-0
1 Brigham Young (UT) 13-0-0
10 Southern California 9-3-0
11 South Carolina 10-2-0
12 Maryland 9-3-0
13 Ohio St. 9-3-0
14 Auburn (AL) 9-4-0
15 Louisiana St. 8-3-1
16 Iowa 8-4-1
17 Florida St. 7-3-2
18 Miami (FL) 8-5-0
19 Kentucky 9-3-0
2 Washington 11-1-0
20 Virginia 8-2-2
3 Florida 9-1-1
4 Nebraska 10-2-0
5 Boston College (MA) 10-2-0
6 Oklahoma 9-2-1
7 Oklahoma St. 10-2-0
8 Southern Methodist (TX) 10-2-0
9 UCLA 9-3-0

1984 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Final Record
Air Force (CO) 8-4-0
Army (NY) 8-3-1
Georgia 7-4-1
Miami (FL) 8-5-0
Notre Dame (IN) 7-5-0
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 Florida St. 7-3-2
19 Kentucky 9-3-0
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