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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

  Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Penn St.12–0–0Joe Paterno11–0–0
2Miami, FL11–1–0Jimmy Johnson11–0–0
3Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
4Arizona St.10–1–1John Cooper9–1–1
5Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
6Auburn10–2–0Pat Dye9–2–0
7Ohio St.10–3–0Earle Bruce9–3–0
8Michigan11–2–0Bo Schembechler11–1–0
9Alabama10–3–0Ray Perkins9–3–0
10LSU9–3–0Bill Arnsparger9–2–0
11Arizona9–3–0Larry Smith8–3–0
12Baylor9–3–0Grant Teaff8–3–0
13Texas A&M9–3–0Jackie Sherrill9–2–0
14UCLA8–3–1Terry Donahue7–3–1
15Arkansas9–3–0Ken Hatfield9–2–0
16Iowa9–3–0Hayden Fry8–3–0
17Clemson8–2–2Danny Ford7–2–2
18Washington8–3–1Don James8–2–1
19Boston Col.9–3–0Jack Bicknell8–3–0
20Va. Tech9–2–1Bill Dooley8–2–1

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