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1979 Standings

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National Champion: Alabama (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles White (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Earle Bruce (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

140 Schools

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
1 North Carolina State ACC 7 4 0 .636 5 1 0 .833 23.5 19.4 13.89 9.70 14
2 Clemson ACC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 17.1 9.7 14.28 7.86 13
3 Maryland ACC 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 18.0 12.3 12.55 6.46
4 Wake Forest ACC 8 4 0 .667 3 2 0 .600 20.0 23.6 7.13 8.71 14
5 North Carolina ACC 8 3 1 .708 3 3 0 .500 24.2 13.9 16.45 7.70 14 15
6 Virginia ACC 6 5 0 .545 1 4 0 .200 23.5 12.2 9.10 2.28
7 Duke ACC 2 8 1 .227 0 6 0 .000 13.8 24.0 -3.29 6.26
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
8 Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 33.8 12.1 22.54 5.46 3 3 3
9 Nebraska Big 8 10 2 0 .833 6 1 0 .857 31.7 10.9 19.67 5.17 8 2 9
10 Oklahoma State Big 8 7 4 0 .636 5 2 0 .714 17.4 19.3 6.06 5.06
11 Missouri Big 8 7 5 0 .583 3 4 0 .429 21.7 13.8 10.38 6.38 12 5
12 Colorado Big 8 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 15.3 24.9 -1.22 6.50
13 Iowa State Big 8 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 12.5 20.1 -1.62 5.38
14 Kansas Big 8 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 15.6 31.5 -2.62 8.11
15 Kansas State Big 8 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 14.0 20.5 -1.94 4.06
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
16 Ohio State Big Ten 11 1 0 .917 8 0 0 1.000 32.5 10.5 21.71 6.54 1 4
17 Purdue Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 23.9 18.8 12.38 6.30 6 5 10
18 Michigan Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 26.0 12.6 15.36 7.11 7 6 18
19 Indiana Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 26.2 21.0 10.83 5.41 19 19
20 Iowa Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 21.7 19.6 7.26 8.08
21 Minnesota Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 3 5 1 .389 24.0 24.6 7.12 7.85
22 Michigan State Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 21.8 23.0 6.42 6.60 10 7
23 Wisconsin Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 18.9 28.3 1.99 6.90
24 Illinois Big Ten 2 8 1 .227 1 6 1 .188 14.2 24.2 -2.08 6.74
25 Northwestern Big Ten 1 10 0 .091 0 9 0 .000 10.5 35.1 -10.05 7.50
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
26 Florida State Ind 11 1 0 .917 27.2 13.3 16.08 4.24 19 4 6
27 Pittsburgh Ind 11 1 0 .917 24.3 9.7 18.27 5.35 17 7 7
28 Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 9 1 2 .833 30.8 25.0 -0.93 -7.76
29 Temple Ind 10 2 0 .833 33.3 16.5 14.79 0.54 17 17
30 Tulane Ind 9 3 0 .750 26.5 14.9 13.23 3.48 15
31 Rutgers Ind 8 3 0 .727 22.1 15.8 3.78 -3.68
32 East Carolina Ind 7 3 1 .682 34.5 17.5 8.99 -2.47
33 Penn State Ind 8 4 0 .667 21.4 14.8 15.58 9.41 5 5 20
34 South Carolina Ind 8 4 0 .667 20.5 17.1 11.59 8.59 16
35 Navy Ind 7 4 0 .636 16.4 14.0 3.04 -0.14 17
36 Notre Dame Ind 7 4 0 .636 22.1 17.9 12.97 8.15 9 5
37 Southern Mississippi Ind 6 4 1 .591 20.7 13.3 6.78 1.05
38 Syracuse Ind 7 5 0 .583 27.0 24.4 8.00 5.42
39 Colgate Ind 5 4 1 .550 14.7 16.3 -14.98 -14.28
40 Boston College Ind 5 6 0 .455 19.5 19.5 0.77 1.59
41 Holy Cross Ind 5 6 0 .455 15.8 16.3 -11.03 -10.12
42 Memphis Ind 5 6 0 .455 15.1 20.3 -3.87 -1.14
43 Miami (FL) Ind 5 6 0 .455 17.4 21.5 0.60 4.23
44 North Texas Ind 5 6 0 .455 16.5 21.4 -6.27 -1.91
45 Villanova Ind 5 6 0 .455 20.1 20.9 -7.09 -6.00
46 Virginia Tech Ind 5 6 0 .455 20.4 20.2 1.26 2.08
47 West Virginia Ind 5 6 0 .455 16.8 25.4 1.11 7.39
48 Georgia Tech Ind 4 6 1 .409 13.8 17.3 1.67 4.85
49 Louisville Ind 4 6 1 .409 15.2 18.4 -2.30 1.06
50 Connecticut Ind 3 6 2 .364 13.1 15.7 -11.35 -8.99
51 William & Mary Ind 4 7 0 .364 12.6 20.5 -12.62 -5.26
52 Northwestern State Ind 3 6 0 .333 15.9 28.1 -16.70 -6.03
53 Illinois State Ind 3 8 0 .273 17.6 23.0 -16.03 -9.94
54 Louisiana-Monroe Ind 3 8 0 .273 14.4 19.2 -13.88 -8.97
55 Army Ind 2 8 1 .227 8.7 28.0 -8.56 4.90
56 Air Force Ind 2 9 0 .182 11.5 23.0 -10.27 -0.45
57 Cincinnati Ind 2 9 0 .182 14.2 25.5 -6.88 3.76
58 Richmond Ind 0 11 0 .000 7.2 24.6 -18.28 -2.91
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
59 Yale Ivy 8 1 0 .889 6 1 0 .857 21.4 10.4 -5.74 -17.19
60 Brown Ivy 6 3 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 21.9 14.3 -9.66 -16.66
61 Princeton Ivy 5 4 0 .556 5 2 0 .714 18.4 17.7 -14.03 -14.58
62 Cornell Ivy 5 4 0 .556 4 3 0 .571 23.9 16.9 -12.25 -16.81
63 Dartmouth Ivy 4 4 1 .500 4 3 0 .571 10.9 9.6 -14.86 -16.08
64 Harvard Ivy 3 6 0 .333 3 4 0 .429 16.4 17.4 -18.11 -16.11
65 Columbia Ivy 1 8 0 .111 1 6 0 .143 8.3 23.9 -29.15 -14.93
66 Pennsylvania Ivy 0 9 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 11.1 27.9 -30.31 -14.75
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
67 Central Michigan MAC 10 0 1 .955 8 0 1 .944 26.5 12.1 8.70 -6.66
68 Toledo MAC 7 3 1 .682 7 1 1 .833 19.4 17.3 -0.99 -5.08 W-L-T adjusted to 8-2-1 by NCAA.
69 Western Michigan MAC 6 5 0 .545 5 4 0 .556 16.9 11.5 -0.84 -4.47
70 Ball State MAC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 24.7 17.4 -2.74 -7.29
71 Ohio MAC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 21.6 15.8 -1.45 -5.54
72 Northern Illinois MAC 5 5 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 16.1 18.7 -6.34 -5.89
73 Miami (OH) MAC 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 20.3 12.9 1.98 -3.56
74 Bowling Green State MAC 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 17.6 24.1 -7.96 -2.05
75 Eastern Michigan MAC 2 8 1 .227 1 6 1 .188 10.3 21.5 -17.18 -7.00
76 Kent State MAC 1 10 0 .091 1 8 0 .111 11.5 27.1 -20.34 -5.07
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
77 Tulsa MVC 6 5 0 .545 2 0 0 1.000 17.7 20.1 -1.79 -1.06
78 West Texas A&M MVC 5 5 1 .500 5 0 0 1.000 21.7 17.7 -2.71 -3.89
79 Southern Illinois MVC 8 3 0 .727 4 1 0 .800 21.1 17.1 -5.51 -10.87
80 Indiana State MVC 8 3 0 .727 3 2 0 .600 25.1 22.5 -6.70 -10.42
81 Drake MVC 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 19.8 22.0 -10.12 -6.58
82 New Mexico State MVC 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 15.9 33.4 -17.04 -3.77
83 Wichita State MVC 1 10 0 .091 1 5 0 .167 9.5 27.7 -15.34 -1.80
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
84 Southern California Pac-10 11 0 1 .958 6 0 1 .929 32.4 14.3 23.95 8.62 1 1 2
85 Washington Pac-10 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 26.8 12.8 15.90 5.82 15 6 11 W-L-T adjusted to 10-2 by NCAA.
86 Oregon Pac-10 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 18.2 19.3 3.99 4.27
87 Arizona Pac-10 6 5 1 .542 4 3 0 .571 20.3 20.3 6.60 5.68
88 California Pac-10 6 6 0 .500 5 4 0 .556 21.4 16.2 10.27 7.94
89 Stanford Pac-10 5 5 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 23.5 21.7 6.86 5.41 13 13
90 Arizona State Pac-10 6 6 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 25.5 17.3 8.57 5.32 18 18
91 UCLA Pac-10 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 23.4 23.3 11.13 11.22 17
92 Washington State Pac-10 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 21.9 33.3 -1.38 7.81 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
93 Oregon State Pac-10 1 10 0 .091 1 7 0 .125 13.4 36.0 -9.76 6.33 W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
94 Utah State PCAA 7 3 1 .682 4 0 1 .900 31.5 24.5 5.47 -1.53 W-L-T adjusted to 8-2-1 by NCAA.
95 San Jose State PCAA 6 4 1 .591 4 0 1 .900 29.7 27.4 -0.73 -2.82
96 Long Beach State PCAA 7 4 0 .636 3 2 0 .600 18.6 22.3 -7.33 -5.51
97 Fresno State PCAA 4 7 0 .364 2 3 0 .400 22.3 27.5 -8.71 -5.07
98 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 17.5 21.5 -15.90 -8.81
99 Pacific PCAA 3 7 0 .300 0 5 0 .000 16.2 19.3 -12.78 -8.08
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
100 Alabama SEC 12 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 31.9 5.6 22.70 4.04 2 1 1
101 Georgia SEC 6 5 0 .545 5 1 0 .833 18.7 17.2 7.65 5.83 11 11
102 Auburn SEC 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 30.0 21.6 13.26 5.08 13 16
103 Louisiana State SEC 7 5 0 .583 4 2 0 .667 22.9 12.6 14.38 7.55 13
104 Tennessee SEC 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 25.9 19.6 10.62 5.54 17
105 Kentucky SEC 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 16.4 13.0 5.16 3.52
106 Mississippi SEC 4 7 0 .364 3 3 0 .500 22.8 27.1 2.29 6.11
107 Mississippi State SEC 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 14.7 16.3 2.15 6.60
108 Vanderbilt SEC 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 16.3 38.0 -10.82 5.91
109 Florida SEC 0 10 1 .045 0 6 0 .000 9.6 24.1 -3.91 9.18
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
110 Chattanooga Southern 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 31.7 19.7 1.62 -9.02
111 Virginia Military Institute Southern 6 4 1 .591 4 1 0 .800 14.4 19.1 -7.94 -5.85
112 Citadel Southern 6 5 0 .545 4 2 0 .667 23.0 25.2 -6.63 -6.45
113 Furman Southern 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 25.5 28.5 -9.01 -6.46
114 Appalachian State Southern 3 8 0 .273 3 4 0 .429 23.9 24.4 -6.43 -3.61
115 East Tennessee State Southern 7 4 0 .636 2 3 0 .400 25.3 13.6 -1.06 -9.43
116 Western Carolina Southern 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 25.5 18.4 -3.16 -8.07
117 Marshall Southern 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 8.6 28.1 -18.27 -3.36
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
118 McNeese State Southland 11 1 0 .917 5 0 0 1.000 19.4 11.3 3.16 -5.43
119 Texas-Arlington Southland 9 2 0 .818 4 1 0 .800 31.1 14.7 4.58 -7.51
120 Lamar Southland 6 3 2 .636 3 2 0 .600 24.7 19.8 -0.55 -5.10
121 Arkansas State Southland 4 7 0 .364 1 4 0 .200 15.2 17.1 -8.16 -5.98
122 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 4 7 0 .364 1 4 0 .200 13.4 15.3 -8.18 -5.91
123 Louisiana Tech Southland 2 9 0 .182 1 4 0 .200 10.2 20.2 -12.84 -4.20
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
124 Houston SWC 11 1 0 .917 7 1 0 .875 24.6 11.3 19.16 8.75 16 4 5
125 Arkansas SWC 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 23.7 11.0 20.50 8.58 20 4 8
126 Texas SWC 9 3 0 .750 6 2 0 .750 18.4 8.7 19.86 10.61 4 2 12
127 Baylor SWC 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 21.5 15.6 14.06 9.48 14 14
128 Texas A&M SWC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 22.1 14.5 15.65 10.38 14 14
129 Southern Methodist SWC 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 20.5 21.5 6.55 7.73 18
130 Texas Tech SWC 3 6 2 .364 2 5 1 .313 12.8 16.5 7.59 10.95
131 Texas Christian SWC 2 8 1 .227 1 6 1 .188 11.5 20.5 1.16 10.44
132 Rice SWC 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 11.0 38.0 -4.58 14.06
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
133 Brigham Young WAC 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 40.3 13.6 18.13 -0.87 9 13
134 Utah WAC 6 6 0 .500 5 2 0 .714 22.3 24.7 0.18 1.77
135 San Diego State WAC 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 26.0 25.1 3.99 0.17
136 Hawaii WAC 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 30.0 19.4 2.59 -1.41
137 New Mexico WAC 6 6 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 17.6 19.1 -2.41 -2.75
138 Colorado State WAC 4 7 1 .375 3 4 0 .429 14.8 20.1 -3.46 1.87
139 Wyoming WAC 4 8 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 15.5 23.0 -6.53 -1.45
140 Texas-El Paso WAC 2 9 0 .182 0 7 0 .000 9.6 24.2 -14.87 -2.23