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Final AP Top 25

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

  Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Miami, FL11-1-0Dennis Erickson10-1-0
2Notre Dame12-1-0Lou Holtz11-1-0
3Florida St.10-2-0Bobby Bowden9-2-0
4Colorado11-1-0Bill McCartney11-0-0
5Tennessee11-1-0Johnny Majors10-1-0
6Auburn10-2-0Pat Dye9-2-0
7Michigan10-2-0Bo Schembechler10-1-0
8Southern Cal9-2-1Larry Smith8-2-1
9Alabama10-2-0Bill Curry10-1-0
10Illinois10-2-0John Mackovic9-2-0
11Nebraska10-2-0Tom Osborne10-1-0
12Clemson10-2-0Danny Ford9-2-0
13Arkansas10-2-0Ken Hatfield10-1-0
14Houston9-2-0Jack PardeeSame
15Penn St.8-3-1Joe Paterno7-3-1
16Michigan St.8-4-0George Perles7-4-0
17Pittsburgh8-3-1Mike Gottfried7-3-1
18Virginia10-3-0George Welsh10-2-0
19Texas Tech9-3-0Spike Dykes8-3-0
20Texas A&M8-4-0R.C. Slocum8-3-0
21West Virginia8-3-1Don Nehlen8-2-1
22BYU10-3-0LaVell Edwards10-2-0
23Washington8-4-0Don James7-4-0
24Ohio St.8-4-0John Cooper8-3-0
25Arizona8-4-0Dick Tomey7-4-0
Note: Pittsburgh fired Mike Gottfried as head coach on Dec. 14. Pitt beat Texas A&M in John Hancock Bowl on Dec. 30 for new coach Paul Hackett.

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