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1980 Polls

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: George Rogers (South Carolina)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Vince Dooley (Georgia)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Georgia

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 3 Pittsburgh NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Southern California NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 5 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 6 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 7 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 8 Houston NA SWC
1 Preseason 9 Purdue NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 11 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 12 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 13 Florida State NA Ind
1 Preseason 14 North Carolina NA ACC
1 Preseason 15 Stanford NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 16 Georgia NA SEC
1 Preseason 17 Missouri NA Big 8
1 Preseason 18 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 19 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 20 Washington NA Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1980-09-08 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
2 1980-09-08 2 Alabama 2 NC SEC
2 1980-09-08 3 Pittsburgh 3 NC Ind
2 1980-09-08 4 Oklahoma 5 Up 1 Big 8
2 1980-09-08 5 Southern California 4 Down 1 Pac-10
2 1980-09-08 6 Texas 10 Up 4 SWC
2 1980-09-08 7 Notre Dame 11 Up 4 Ind
2 1980-09-08 8 Nebraska 7 Down 1 Big 8
2 1980-09-08 9 Houston 8 Down 1 SWC
2 1980-09-08 10 Florida State 13 Up 3 Ind
2 1980-09-08 11 Michigan 12 Up 1 Big Ten
2 1980-09-08 12 Georgia 16 Up 4 SEC
2 1980-09-08 13 Stanford 15 Up 2 Pac-10
2 1980-09-08 14 Penn State 18 Up 4 Ind
2 1980-09-08 15 North Carolina 14 Down 1 ACC
2 1980-09-08 16 Arkansas 6 Down 10 SWC
2 1980-09-08 17 Missouri 17 NC Big 8
2 1980-09-08 18 Auburn 19 Up 1 SEC
2 1980-09-08 19 Washington 20 Up 1 Pac-10
2 1980-09-08 20 Purdue 9 Down 11 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1980-09-15 1 Alabama 2 Up 1 SEC
3 1980-09-15 2 Ohio State 1 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1980-09-15 3 Oklahoma 4 Up 1 Big 8
3 1980-09-15 4 Southern California 5 Up 1 Pac-10
3 1980-09-15 5 Pittsburgh 3 Down 2 Ind
3 1980-09-15 6 Nebraska 8 Up 2 Big 8
3 1980-09-15 7 Texas 6 Down 1 SWC
3 1980-09-15 8 Notre Dame 7 Down 1 Ind
3 1980-09-15 9 Florida State 10 Up 1 Ind
3 1980-09-15 10 Georgia 12 Up 2 SEC
3 1980-09-15 11 Stanford 13 Up 2 Pac-10
3 1980-09-15 12 Penn State 14 Up 2 Ind
3 1980-09-15 13 North Carolina 15 Up 2 ACC
3 1980-09-15 14 Michigan 11 Down 3 Big Ten
3 1980-09-15 15 Missouri 17 Up 2 Big 8
3 1980-09-15 16 Washington 19 Up 3 Pac-10
3 1980-09-15 17 Arkansas 16 Down 1 SWC
3 1980-09-15 18 Houston 9 Down 9 SWC
3 1980-09-15 19 Auburn 18 Down 1 SEC
3 1980-09-15 20 South Carolina Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1980-09-22 1 Alabama 1 NC SEC
4 1980-09-22 2 Ohio State 2 NC Big Ten
4 1980-09-22 3 Nebraska 6 Up 3 Big 8
4 1980-09-22 4 Oklahoma 3 Down 1 Big 8
4 1980-09-22 5 Southern California 4 Down 1 Pac-10
4 1980-09-22 6 Pittsburgh 5 Down 1 Ind
4 1980-09-22 7 Texas 7 NC SWC
4 1980-09-22 8 Notre Dame 8 NC Ind
4 1980-09-22 9 Florida State 9 NC Ind
4 1980-09-22 10 Georgia 10 NC SEC
4 1980-09-22 11 Penn State 12 Up 1 Ind
4 1980-09-22 12 Missouri 15 Up 3 Big 8
4 1980-09-22 13 Washington 16 Up 3 Pac-10
4 1980-09-22 14 North Carolina 13 Down 1 ACC
4 1980-09-22 15 Arkansas 17 Up 2 SWC
4 1980-09-22 16 UCLA Up  Pac-10
4 1980-09-22 17 Michigan 14 Down 3 Big Ten
4 1980-09-22 18 Auburn 19 Up 1 SEC
4 1980-09-22 19 Maryland Up  ACC
4 1980-09-22 20 Arizona State Up  Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1980-09-29 1 Alabama 1 NC SEC
5 1980-09-29 2 Ohio State 2 NC Big Ten
5 1980-09-29 3 Nebraska 3 NC Big 8
5 1980-09-29 4 Southern California 5 Up 1 Pac-10
5 1980-09-29 5 Texas 7 Up 2 SWC
5 1980-09-29 6 Pittsburgh 6 NC Ind
5 1980-09-29 7 Notre Dame 8 Up 1 Ind
5 1980-09-29 8 Georgia 10 Up 2 SEC
5 1980-09-29 9 Missouri 12 Up 3 Big 8
5 1980-09-29 10 North Carolina 14 Up 4 ACC
5 1980-09-29 11 UCLA 16 Up 5 Pac-10
5 1980-09-29 12 Oklahoma 4 Down 8 Big 8
5 1980-09-29 13 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
5 1980-09-29 14 Arkansas 15 Up 1 SWC
5 1980-09-29 15 Stanford Up  Pac-10
5 1980-09-29 16 Florida State 9 Down 7 Ind
5 1980-09-29 17 Penn State 11 Down 6 Ind
5 1980-09-29 18 South Carolina Up  Ind
5 1980-09-29 19 Florida Up  SEC
5 1980-09-29 20 Baylor Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1980-10-06 1 Alabama 1 NC SEC
6 1980-10-06 2 Southern California 4 Up 2 Pac-10
6 1980-10-06 3 Texas 5 Up 2 SWC
6 1980-10-06 4 Pittsburgh 6 Up 2 Ind
6 1980-10-06 5 UCLA 11 Up 6 Pac-10
6 1980-10-06 6 Georgia 8 Up 2 SEC
6 1980-10-06 7 Notre Dame 7 NC Ind
6 1980-10-06 8 North Carolina 10 Up 2 ACC
6 1980-10-06 9 Ohio State 2 Down 7 Big Ten
6 1980-10-06 10 Nebraska 3 Down 7 Big 8
6 1980-10-06 11 Florida State 16 Up 5 Ind
6 1980-10-06 12 Oklahoma 12 NC Big 8
6 1980-10-06 13 Miami (FL) 13 NC Ind
6 1980-10-06 14 Penn State 17 Up 3 Ind
6 1980-10-06 15 Arkansas 14 Down 1 SWC
6 1980-10-06 16 Stanford 15 Down 1 Pac-10
6 1980-10-06 17 South Carolina 18 Up 1 Ind
6 1980-10-06 18 Baylor 20 Up 2 SWC
6 1980-10-06 19 Missouri 9 Down 10 Big 8
6 1980-10-06 20 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1980-10-13 1 Alabama 1 NC SEC
7 1980-10-13 2 Southern California 2 NC Pac-10
7 1980-10-13 3 Texas 3 NC SWC
7 1980-10-13 4 UCLA 5 Up 1 Pac-10
7 1980-10-13 5 Notre Dame 7 Up 2 Ind
7 1980-10-13 6 Georgia 6 NC SEC
7 1980-10-13 7 Florida State 11 Up 4 Ind
7 1980-10-13 8 North Carolina 8 NC ACC
7 1980-10-13 9 Ohio State 9 NC Big Ten
7 1980-10-13 10 Nebraska 10 NC Big 8
7 1980-10-13 11 Pittsburgh 4 Down 7 Ind
7 1980-10-13 12 Penn State 14 Up 2 Ind
7 1980-10-13 13 Baylor 18 Up 5 SWC
7 1980-10-13 14 Arkansas 15 Up 1 SWC
7 1980-10-13 15 South Carolina 17 Up 2 Ind
7 1980-10-13 16 Missouri 19 Up 3 Big 8
7 1980-10-13 17 Oklahoma 12 Down 5 Big 8
7 1980-10-13 18 Miami (FL) 13 Down 5 Ind
7 1980-10-13 19 Iowa State Up  Big 8
7 1980-10-13 20 Stanford 16 Down 4 Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1980-10-20 1 Alabama 1 NC SEC
8 1980-10-20 2 Texas 3 Up 1 SWC
8 1980-10-20 3 UCLA 4 Up 1 Pac-10
8 1980-10-20 4 Notre Dame 5 Up 1 Ind
8 1980-10-20 5 Georgia 6 Up 1 SEC
8 1980-10-20 6 Florida State 7 Up 1 Ind
8 1980-10-20 7 North Carolina 8 Up 1 ACC
8 1980-10-20 8 Southern California 2 Down 6 Pac-10
8 1980-10-20 9 Nebraska 10 Up 1 Big 8
8 1980-10-20 10 Ohio State 9 Down 1 Big Ten
8 1980-10-20 11 Baylor 13 Up 2 SWC
8 1980-10-20 12 Pittsburgh 11 Down 1 Ind
8 1980-10-20 13 Penn State 12 Down 1 Ind
8 1980-10-20 14 South Carolina 15 Up 1 Ind
8 1980-10-20 15 Arkansas 14 Down 1 SWC
8 1980-10-20 16 Missouri 16 NC Big 8
8 1980-10-20 17 Oklahoma 17 NC Big 8
8 1980-10-20 18 Washington Up  Pac-10
8 1980-10-20 19 Brigham Young Up  WAC
8 1980-10-20 20 Southern Mississippi Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1980-10-27 1 Alabama 1 NC SEC
9 1980-10-27 2 UCLA 3 Up 1 Pac-10
9 1980-10-27 3 Notre Dame 4 Up 1 Ind
9 1980-10-27 4 Georgia 5 Up 1 SEC
9 1980-10-27 5 Florida State 6 Up 1 Ind
9 1980-10-27 6 North Carolina 7 Up 1 ACC
9 1980-10-27 7 Southern California 8 Up 1 Pac-10
9 1980-10-27 8 Nebraska 9 Up 1 Big 8
9 1980-10-27 9 Ohio State 10 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1980-10-27 10 Baylor 11 Up 1 SWC
9 1980-10-27 11 Pittsburgh 12 Up 1 Ind
9 1980-10-27 12 Texas 2 Down 10 SWC
9 1980-10-27 13 Penn State 13 NC Ind
9 1980-10-27 14 South Carolina 14 NC Ind
9 1980-10-27 15 Missouri 16 Up 1 Big 8
9 1980-10-27 16 Oklahoma 17 Up 1 Big 8
9 1980-10-27 17 Brigham Young 19 Up 2 WAC
9 1980-10-27 18 Michigan Up  Big Ten
9 1980-10-27 19 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
9 1980-10-27 20 Purdue Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1980-11-03 1 Notre Dame 3 Up 2 Ind
10 1980-11-03 2 Georgia 4 Up 2 SEC
10 1980-11-03 3 Florida State 5 Up 2 Ind
10 1980-11-03 4 Southern California 7 Up 3 Pac-10
10 1980-11-03 5 Nebraska 8 Up 3 Big 8
10 1980-11-03 6 Alabama 1 Down 5 SEC
10 1980-11-03 7 Ohio State 9 Up 2 Big Ten
10 1980-11-03 8 UCLA 2 Down 6 Pac-10
10 1980-11-03 9 Pittsburgh 11 Up 2 Ind
10 1980-11-03 10 Penn State 13 Up 3 Ind
10 1980-11-03 11 Oklahoma 16 Up 5 Big 8
10 1980-11-03 12 Michigan 18 Up 6 Big Ten
10 1980-11-03 13 Brigham Young 17 Up 4 WAC
10 1980-11-03 14 North Carolina 6 Down 8 ACC
10 1980-11-03 15 South Carolina 14 Down 1 Ind
10 1980-11-03 16 Baylor 10 Down 6 SWC
10 1980-11-03 17 Purdue 20 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1980-11-03 18 Southern Methodist 19 Up 1 SWC
10 1980-11-03 19 Mississippi State Up  SEC
10 1980-11-03 20 Florida Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1980-11-10 1 Georgia 2 Up 1 SEC
11 1980-11-10 2 Southern California 4 Up 2 Pac-10
11 1980-11-10 3 Florida State 3 NC Ind
11 1980-11-10 4 Nebraska 5 Up 1 Big 8
11 1980-11-10 5 Alabama 6 Up 1 SEC
11 1980-11-10 6 Notre Dame 1 Down 5 Ind
11 1980-11-10 7 Ohio State 7 NC Big Ten
11 1980-11-10 8 Pittsburgh 9 Up 1 Ind
11 1980-11-10 9 Penn State 10 Up 1 Ind
11 1980-11-10 10 Oklahoma 11 Up 1 Big 8
11 1980-11-10 11 Michigan 12 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1980-11-10 12 Baylor 16 Up 4 SWC
11 1980-11-10 13 Brigham Young 13 NC WAC
11 1980-11-10 14 South Carolina 15 Up 1 Ind
11 1980-11-10 15 North Carolina 14 Down 1 ACC
11 1980-11-10 16 Purdue 17 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1980-11-10 17 UCLA 8 Down 9 Pac-10
11 1980-11-10 18 Southern Methodist 18 NC SWC
11 1980-11-10 19 Mississippi State 19 NC SEC
11 1980-11-10 20 Florida 20 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1980-11-17 1 Georgia 1 NC SEC
12 1980-11-17 2 Notre Dame 6 Up 4 Ind
12 1980-11-17 3 Florida State 3 NC Ind
12 1980-11-17 4 Nebraska 4 NC Big 8
12 1980-11-17 5 Ohio State 7 Up 2 Big Ten
12 1980-11-17 6 Pittsburgh 8 Up 2 Ind
12 1980-11-17 7 Penn State 9 Up 2 Ind
12 1980-11-17 8 Alabama 5 Down 3 SEC
12 1980-11-17 9 Oklahoma 10 Up 1 Big 8
12 1980-11-17 10 Michigan 11 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1980-11-17 11 Baylor 12 Up 1 SWC
12 1980-11-17 12 Southern California 2 Down 10 Pac-10
12 1980-11-17 13 Brigham Young 13 NC WAC
12 1980-11-17 14 South Carolina 14 NC Ind
12 1980-11-17 15 North Carolina 15 NC ACC
12 1980-11-17 16 Washington Up  Pac-10
12 1980-11-17 17 Mississippi State 19 Up 2 SEC
12 1980-11-17 18 UCLA 17 Down 1 Pac-10
12 1980-11-17 19 Florida 20 Up 1 SEC
12 1980-11-17 20 Texas Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1980-11-24 1 Georgia 1 NC SEC
13 1980-11-24 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
13 1980-11-24 3 Florida State 3 NC Ind
13 1980-11-24 4 Pittsburgh 6 Up 2 Ind
13 1980-11-24 5 Penn State 7 Up 2 Ind
13 1980-11-24 6 Oklahoma 9 Up 3 Big 8
13 1980-11-24 7 Michigan 10 Up 3 Big Ten
13 1980-11-24 8 Baylor 11 Up 3 SWC
13 1980-11-24 9 Alabama 8 Down 1 SEC
13 1980-11-24 10 Nebraska 4 Down 6 Big 8
13 1980-11-24 11 Ohio State 5 Down 6 Big Ten
13 1980-11-24 12 Brigham Young 13 Up 1 WAC
13 1980-11-24 13 North Carolina 15 Up 2 ACC
13 1980-11-24 14 UCLA 18 Up 4 Pac-10
13 1980-11-24 15 Washington 16 Up 1 Pac-10
13 1980-11-24 16 Mississippi State 17 Up 1 SEC
13 1980-11-24 17 Southern California 12 Down 5 Pac-10
13 1980-11-24 18 Florida 19 Up 1 SEC
13 1980-11-24 19 South Carolina 14 Down 5 Ind
13 1980-11-24 20 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1980-12-01 1 Georgia 1 NC SEC
14 1980-12-01 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
14 1980-12-01 3 Florida State 3 NC Ind
14 1980-12-01 4 Pittsburgh 4 NC Ind
14 1980-12-01 5 Oklahoma 6 Up 1 Big 8
14 1980-12-01 6 Michigan 7 Up 1 Big Ten
14 1980-12-01 7 Baylor 8 Up 1 SWC
14 1980-12-01 8 Alabama 9 Up 1 SEC
14 1980-12-01 9 Nebraska 10 Up 1 Big 8
14 1980-12-01 10 Penn State 5 Down 5 Ind
14 1980-12-01 11 Ohio State 11 NC Big Ten
14 1980-12-01 12 North Carolina 13 Up 1 ACC
14 1980-12-01 13 Brigham Young 12 Down 1 WAC
14 1980-12-01 14 UCLA 14 NC Pac-10
14 1980-12-01 15 Washington 15 NC Pac-10
14 1980-12-01 16 Mississippi State 16 NC SEC
14 1980-12-01 17 Southern California 17 NC Pac-10
14 1980-12-01 18 South Carolina 19 Up 1 Ind
14 1980-12-01 19 Southern Methodist 20 Up 1 SWC
14 1980-12-01 20 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1980-12-08 1 Georgia 1 NC SEC
15 1980-12-08 2 Florida State 3 Up 1 Ind
15 1980-12-08 3 Pittsburgh 4 Up 1 Ind
15 1980-12-08 4 Oklahoma 5 Up 1 Big 8
15 1980-12-08 5 Michigan 6 Up 1 Big Ten
15 1980-12-08 6 Baylor 7 Up 1 SWC
15 1980-12-08 7 Notre Dame 2 Down 5 Ind
15 1980-12-08 8 Nebraska 9 Up 1 Big 8
15 1980-12-08 9 Alabama 8 Down 1 SEC
15 1980-12-08 10 Penn State 10 NC Ind
15 1980-12-08 11 Ohio State 11 NC Big Ten
15 1980-12-08 12 Southern California 17 Up 5 Pac-10
15 1980-12-08 13 North Carolina 12 Down 1 ACC
15 1980-12-08 14 Brigham Young 13 Down 1 WAC
15 1980-12-08 15 UCLA 14 Down 1 Pac-10
15 1980-12-08 16 Washington 15 Down 1 Pac-10
15 1980-12-08 17 Mississippi State 16 Down 1 SEC
15 1980-12-08 18 South Carolina 18 NC Ind
15 1980-12-08 19 Southern Methodist 19 NC SWC
15 1980-12-08 20 Miami (FL) 20 NC Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 Final 1 Georgia 1 NC SEC
16 Final 2 Pittsburgh 3 Up 1 Ind
16 Final 3 Oklahoma 4 Up 1 Big 8
16 Final 4 Michigan 5 Up 1 Big Ten
16 Final 5 Florida State 2 Down 3 Ind
16 Final 6 Alabama 9 Up 3 SEC
16 Final 7 Nebraska 8 Up 1 Big 8
16 Final 8 Penn State 10 Up 2 Ind
16 Final 9 Notre Dame 7 Down 2 Ind
16 Final 10 North Carolina 13 Up 3 ACC
16 Final 11 Southern California 12 Up 1 Pac-10
16 Final 12 Brigham Young 14 Up 2 WAC
16 Final 13 UCLA 15 Up 2 Pac-10
16 Final 14 Baylor 6 Down 8 SWC
16 Final 15 Ohio State 11 Down 4 Big Ten
16 Final 16 Washington 16 NC Pac-10
16 Final 17 Purdue Up  Big Ten
16 Final 18 Miami (FL) 20 Up 2 Ind
16 Final 19 Mississippi State 17 Down 2 SEC
16 Final 20 Southern Methodist 19 Down 1 SWC