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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

  Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
2Southern Cal12–1–0John Robinson11–1–0
3Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
4Penn St.11–1–0Joe Paterno11–0–0
5Michigan10–2–0Bo Schembechler10–1–0
6Clemson11–1–0Charley Pell10–1–0
7Notre Dame9–3–0Dan Devine8–3–0
8Nebraska9–3–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
9Texas9–3–0Fred Akers8–3–0
10Houston9–3–0Bill Yeoman9–2–0
11Arkansas9–2–1Lou Holtz9–2–0
12Michigan St.8–3–0Darryl Rogerssame
13Purdue9–2–1Jim Young8–2–1
14UCLA8–3–1Terry Donahue8–3–0
15Missouri8–4–0Warren Powers7–4–0
16Georgia9–2–1Vince Dooley9–1–1
17Stanford8–4–0Bill Walsh7–4–0
18N.C. State9–3–0Bo Rein8–3–0
19Texas A&M8–4–0Emory Bellard (4–2)7–4–0
 Tom Wilson (4–2) 
20Maryland9–3–0Jerry Claiborne9–2–0

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