United Press International Final Season Polls

1980 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record 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

1982 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record 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

1985 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Army (NY) 9-3-0
Auburn (AL) 8-4-0
Florida 9-1-1
Georgia 7-3-2
Oklahoma St. 8-4-0
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 UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
San Diego St. (CA) 8-4-0
Stanford (CA) 8-4-0
Virginia Tech 9-2-1
Georgia 8-4-0
North Carolina St. 8-3-1
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 UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Penn St. 8-4-0
Pittsburgh (PA) 8-4-0
Alabama 7-5-0
Arizona St. 7-4-1
Notre Dame (IN) 8-4-0
Ohio St. 6-4-1
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 UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Southern Mississippi 10-2-0
Brigham Young (UT) 9-4-0
Colorado 8-4-0
Houston (TX) 9-3-0
Louisiana St. 8-4-0
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 UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Syracuse (NY) 8-4-0
Texas A&M 8-4-0
West Virginia 8-3-1
Arizona 8-4-0
Houston (TX) 9-2-0
Ohio St. 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