Associated Press 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

1981 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Mississippi St. 8-4-0
Southern Mississippi 9-2-1
Arkansas 8-4-0
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

1982 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Tulsa (OK) 10-1-0
Florida 8-4-0
Iowa 8-4-0
Alabama 8-4-0
Michigan 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

1983 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Oklahoma 8-4-0
Tennessee 9-3-0
Penn St. 8-4-1
Maryland 8-4-0
Oklahoma St. 8-4-0
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

1984 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Notre Dame (IN) 7-5-0
Georgia 7-4-1
Army (NY) 8-3-1
West Virginia 8-4-0
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

1985 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Auburn (AL) 8-4-0
Georgia 7-3-2
Army (NY) 9-3-0
Oklahoma St. 8-4-0
Fresno St. (CA) 11-0-1
1 Oklahoma 11-1-0
10 Iowa 10-2-0
11 Nebraska 9-3-0
12 Arkansas 10-2-0
13 Alabama 9-2-1
14 Ohio St. 9-3-0
15 Florida St. 9-3-0
16 Brigham Young (UT) 11-3-0
17 Baylor (TX) 9-3-0
18 Maryland 9-3-0
19 Georgia Tech 9-2-1
2 Michigan 10-1-1
20 Louisiana St. 9-2-1
3 Penn St. 11-1-0
4 Tennessee 9-1-2
5 Florida 9-1-1
6 Texas A&M 10-2-0
7 UCLA 9-2-1
8 Air Force (CO) 12-1-0
9 Miami (FL) 10-2-0

1986 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Georgia 8-4-0
North Carolina St. 8-3-1
Stanford (CA) 8-4-0
San Diego St. (CA) 8-4-0
Florida St. 7-4-1
1 Penn St. 12-0-0
10 Louisiana St. 9-3-0
11 Arizona 9-3-0
12 Baylor (TX) 9-3-0
13 Texas A&M 9-3-0
14 UCLA 8-3-1
15 Arkansas 9-3-0
16 Iowa 9-3-0
17 Clemson (SC) 8-2-2
18 Washington 8-3-1
19 Boston College (MA) 9-3-0
2 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
20 Virginia Tech 9-2-1
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Arizona St. 10-1-1
5 Nebraska 10-2-0
6 Auburn (AL) 10-2-0
7 Ohio St. 10-3-0
8 Michigan 11-2-0
9 Alabama 10-3-0

1987 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Ohio St. 6-4-1
Alabama 7-5-0
Pittsburgh (PA) 8-4-0
Texas 7-5-0
Indiana 8-4-0
Penn St. 8-4-0
1 Miami (FL) 12-0-0
10 Texas A&M 10-2-0
11 Oklahoma St. 10-2-0
12 Clemson (SC) 10-2-0
13 Georgia 9-3-0
14 Tennessee 10-2-1
15 South Carolina 8-4-0
16 Iowa 10-3-0
17 Notre Dame (IN) 8-4-0
18 Southern California 8-4-0
19 Michigan 8-4-0
2 Florida St. 11-1-0
20 Arizona St. 7-4-1
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 UCLA 10-2-0

1988 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
North Carolina St. 8-3-1
Brigham Young (UT) 9-4-0
Southern Mississippi 10-2-0
Colorado 8-4-0
Wyoming 11-2-0
1 Notre Dame (IN) 12-0-0
10 Nebraska 11-2-0
11 Oklahoma St. 10-2-0
12 Arkansas 10-2-0
13 Syracuse (NY) 10-2-0
14 Oklahoma 9-3-0
15 Georgia 9-3-0
16 Washington St. 9-3-0
17 Alabama 9-3-0
18 Houston (TX) 9-3-0
19 Louisiana St. 8-4-0
2 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
20 Indiana 8-3-1
3 Florida St. 11-1-0
4 Michigan 9-2-1
5 West Virginia 11-1-0
6 UCLA 10-2-0
7 Southern California 10-2-0
8 Auburn (AL) 10-2-0
9 Clemson (SC) 10-2-0

1989 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Syracuse (NY) 8-4-0
1 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
10 Illinois 10-2-0
11 Nebraska 10-2-0
12 Clemson (SC) 10-2-0
13 Arkansas 10-2-0
14 Houston (TX) 9-2-0
15 Penn St. 8-3-1
16 Michigan St. 8-4-0
17 Pittsburgh (PA) 8-3-1
18 Virginia 10-3-0
19 Texas Tech 9-3-0
2 Notre Dame (IN) 12-1-0
20 Texas A&M 8-4-0
21 West Virginia 8-3-1
22 Brigham Young (UT) 10-3-0
23 Washington 8-4-0
24 Ohio St. 8-4-0
25 Arizona 8-4-0
3 Florida St. 10-2-0
4 Colorado 11-1-0
5 Tennessee 11-1-0
6 Auburn (AL) 10-2-0
7 Michigan 10-2-0
8 Southern California 9-2-1
9 Alabama 10-2-0