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1980 School Ratings

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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

The SRS columns are SRS broken up into offensive and defensive components.
The Scoring columns are points per game adjusted for strength of opposition.
The Passing, Rushing, and Total columns are yards per attempt adjusted for strength of opposition.

138 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Nebraska Big 8 11.96 13.79 25.74 45.24 3.49
2 Pittsburgh Ind 12.46 12.00 24.46 37.71 5.84
3 Alabama SEC 9.13 14.68 23.80 34.82 3.35
4 Florida State Ind 9.71 14.07 23.78 37.64 2.81
5 Oklahoma Big 8 14.87 6.33 21.20 39.83 10.53
6 Southern California Pac-10 6.93 12.89 19.82 30.44 4.41
7 Michigan Big Ten 7.83 11.96 19.79 29.58 5.39
8 Penn State Ind 8.82 10.96 19.78 33.06 5.85
9 Georgia SEC 8.47 11.01 19.48 32.25 6.92
10 North Carolina ACC 5.89 12.80 18.69 28.23 7.31
11 UCLA Pac-10 7.03 11.48 18.52 30.44 6.57
12 Brigham Young WAC 16.93 1.53 18.46 44.45 18.81
13 Notre Dame Ind 5.35 12.94 18.29 26.98 5.54
14 Ohio State Big Ten 9.15 7.59 16.74 36.54 11.13
15 Baylor SWC 6.42 9.74 16.16 29.71 10.06
16 Missouri Big 8 7.22 8.54 15.76 31.09 9.02
17 Southern Methodist SWC 8.36 6.78 15.14 29.96 11.13
18 Miami (FL) Ind 6.19 8.07 14.27 28.66 10.36
19 Florida SEC 5.87 7.85 13.72 27.94 9.82
20 Oregon Pac-10 6.53 6.52 13.05 27.58 11.11
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Arizona State Pac-10 9.83 3.14 12.97 32.76 14.62
22 Mississippi State SEC 10.33 2.59 12.92 30.34 15.20
23 Purdue Big Ten 10.03 2.61 12.64 31.54 16.38
24 South Carolina Ind 6.54 5.96 12.49 33.73 12.89
25 Washington Pac-10 6.33 6.10 12.43 30.40 12.80
26 Maryland ACC 1.33 10.57 11.90 22.51 8.55
27 Houston SWC 2.79 8.49 11.28 25.36 10.52
28 Texas SWC 6.07 4.99 11.06 27.35 13.47
29 Louisiana State SEC 4.06 6.72 10.78 24.70 11.29
30 Tennessee SEC 4.31 5.86 10.16 29.44 10.78
31 Southern Mississippi Ind 2.96 6.90 9.86 24.30 13.78
32 Stanford Pac-10 10.41 -0.84 9.57 33.03 19.01
33 Iowa State Big 8 0.63 8.01 8.64 24.69 11.72
34 Arkansas SWC 6.50 1.97 8.47 27.21 17.10
35 Kansas Big 8 0.30 7.84 8.14 22.34 11.58
36 Auburn SEC 4.46 3.05 7.50 27.59 16.35
37 Tulane Ind 6.12 0.76 6.88 25.93 17.87
38 Clemson ACC 5.15 1.42 6.57 25.51 16.69
39 Virginia Tech Ind -1.42 7.90 6.48 20.65 11.61
40 Navy Ind -1.14 7.38 6.23 20.70 13.17
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Wake Forest ACC 6.29 -0.40 5.89 26.98 17.22
42 Rice SWC 1.30 4.22 5.53 21.94 15.05
43 Rutgers Ind 2.15 3.20 5.36 23.48 16.15
44 Syracuse Ind 2.12 3.21 5.33 22.68 15.56
45 Texas Tech SWC -0.30 5.39 5.08 19.64 13.97
46 Boston College Ind 0.91 3.89 4.80 20.21 16.09
47 North Carolina State ACC 1.73 3.01 4.74 23.94 15.83
48 Mississippi SEC 6.55 -1.85 4.70 30.52 19.25
49 West Virginia Ind 8.77 -4.12 4.65 29.13 22.77
50 Tulsa MVC 1.75 2.60 4.36 21.21 19.16
51 Indiana Big Ten 3.08 1.15 4.24 23.98 18.00
52 Texas A&M SWC 0.46 3.71 4.17 21.48 17.22
53 Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 5.68 -1.68 4.00 31.43 23.50
54 Washington State Pac-10 5.98 -2.34 3.64 26.68 20.36
55 Minnesota Big Ten 1.80 1.78 3.58 22.33 19.01
56 McNeese State Southland 1.08 2.33 3.41 21.03 18.13
57 Louisville Ind -0.76 3.66 2.90 19.29 16.99
58 North Texas Ind 4.62 -2.58 2.05 23.47 21.87
59 Wyoming WAC 4.35 -2.36 1.99 24.06 22.45
60 Furman Southern 3.02 -1.15 1.87 22.60 21.66
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Michigan State Big Ten 2.91 -1.15 1.76 24.25 21.77
62 Iowa Big Ten -5.29 6.74 1.45 16.75 15.81
63 Oklahoma State Big 8 -0.36 1.72 1.36 21.63 18.71
64 Wisconsin Big Ten -4.49 5.69 1.20 15.84 13.46
65 San Jose State PCAA 5.66 -4.49 1.17 25.37 23.97
66 Arizona Pac-10 3.38 -2.25 1.13 23.20 21.60
67 Illinois Big Ten 5.04 -4.44 0.60 25.23 24.88
68 Kentucky SEC -0.14 0.73 0.59 21.25 19.38
69 Drake MVC -0.07 0.33 0.27 20.10 20.71
70 Citadel Southern -0.36 0.52 0.15 21.57 19.32
71 California Pac-10 1.40 -1.52 -0.12 22.93 23.59
72 Hawaii WAC -1.36 1.17 -0.19 18.57 19.13
73 Utah WAC 1.89 -2.14 -0.24 20.60 24.29
74 Appalachian State Southern 1.24 -1.75 -0.52 21.72 21.28
75 Kansas State Big 8 -4.50 3.81 -0.69 15.44 15.17
76 Long Beach State PCAA 0.72 -1.43 -0.72 18.78 21.67
77 Utah State PCAA 2.94 -4.03 -1.09 23.61 23.48
78 Virginia ACC -1.34 -0.19 -1.53 18.93 19.26
79 Colorado State WAC -0.26 -1.45 -1.71 18.41 27.51
80 Georgia Tech Ind -3.04 1.03 -2.01 18.56 18.01
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Duke ACC 2.93 -5.43 -2.50 23.92 22.99
82 Chattanooga Southern 1.66 -4.21 -2.55 22.39 24.55
83 Texas Christian SWC -1.09 -1.71 -2.80 19.95 21.69
84 Villanova Ind -4.41 1.41 -3.00 16.08 18.92
85 Louisiana-Monroe Ind 5.41 -8.60 -3.19 23.56 30.55
86 Central Michigan MAC -5.21 1.56 -3.65 13.78 19.50
87 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland -7.34 3.67 -3.67 10.95 16.71
88 Wichita State MVC -4.53 -0.07 -4.60 14.68 24.64
89 Richmond Ind -0.31 -4.57 -4.88 19.33 25.00
90 East Carolina Ind 0.28 -5.25 -4.97 20.47 28.10
91 Miami (OH) MAC -2.60 -2.62 -5.22 19.38 22.46
92 Yale Ivy -4.87 -0.39 -5.26 13.66 22.24
93 New Mexico WAC 2.46 -7.89 -5.42 21.10 31.63
94 Army Ind 0.50 -5.94 -5.45 20.73 27.47
95 Vanderbilt SEC -1.92 -3.74 -5.66 19.00 26.35
96 Ball State MAC -1.72 -3.97 -5.69 17.48 24.70
97 Indiana State MVC -3.54 -2.85 -6.39 14.58 24.43
98 Northern Illinois MAC -4.40 -2.15 -6.55 13.51 23.23
99 Western Michigan MAC -4.24 -2.41 -6.64 15.99 23.18
100 West Texas A&M MVC 1.10 -7.94 -6.84 18.62 28.03
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Temple Ind -5.14 -1.85 -6.99 17.11 24.11
102 Air Force WAC -4.60 -2.41 -7.01 14.78 23.44
103 Colorado Big 8 1.17 -8.35 -7.19 22.78 34.44
104 Colgate Ind -1.41 -6.06 -7.47 19.68 28.39
105 Ohio MAC -3.34 -5.27 -8.61 15.58 24.85
106 San Diego State WAC -5.54 -3.14 -8.68 11.91 22.56
107 New Mexico State MVC -3.43 -5.33 -8.76 13.88 25.87
108 Louisiana Tech Southland -6.81 -2.07 -8.87 13.23 23.97
109 Fresno State PCAA -5.67 -3.58 -9.25 13.09 24.79
110 Memphis Ind -9.00 -0.39 -9.39 11.39 22.11
111 Pacific PCAA -3.98 -5.71 -9.69 15.48 27.14
112 Bowling Green State MAC -5.85 -4.22 -10.07 12.69 22.24
113 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -1.85 -8.81 -10.66 16.74 29.29
114 Texas-Arlington Southland 0.92 -12.54 -11.62 19.94 34.87
115 Brown Ivy -1.93 -9.75 -11.69 16.05 31.14
116 Harvard Ivy -9.47 -2.26 -11.72 7.34 23.57
117 Western Carolina Southern -5.97 -5.88 -11.85 12.63 26.09
118 Cornell Ivy -7.36 -4.80 -12.16 10.73 27.92
119 Virginia Military Institute Southern -8.24 -3.94 -12.18 10.92 25.82
120 Cincinnati Ind -8.06 -4.15 -12.21 11.29 24.87
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Toledo MAC -8.43 -3.79 -12.21 12.41 24.13
122 William & Mary Ind -8.96 -3.74 -12.71 10.20 25.86
123 Southern Illinois MVC -4.05 -9.03 -13.09 15.80 30.52
124 Oregon State Pac-10 -7.95 -5.19 -13.14 13.46 28.74
125 Northwestern Big Ten -2.24 -11.05 -13.30 18.56 35.66
126 Princeton Ivy -6.90 -6.45 -13.35 10.39 28.49
127 Lamar Southland -4.71 -9.42 -14.13 14.60 33.01
128 Dartmouth Ivy -8.51 -6.85 -15.35 12.62 28.32
129 Texas-El Paso WAC -9.82 -6.53 -16.34 9.36 34.08
130 Illinois State Ind -10.68 -6.45 -17.13 7.60 29.62
131 East Tennessee State Southern -9.20 -8.22 -17.41 9.55 28.59
132 Holy Cross Ind -9.88 -7.60 -17.48 8.86 28.17
133 Marshall Southern -12.23 -5.38 -17.61 7.77 27.61
134 Kent State MAC -7.78 -9.87 -17.64 11.04 32.13
135 Arkansas State Southland -10.19 -7.82 -18.00 8.48 29.18
136 Pennsylvania Ivy -13.96 -12.50 -26.46 4.35 35.95
137 Eastern Michigan MAC -15.27 -12.79 -28.06 3.67 39.81
138 Columbia Ivy -16.88 -12.45 -29.33 1.41 36.75