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1980 Year Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Southeastern Conference 10 114 64 50 0 .561 4 3 1 0 .750 9.80 7.99 3 3 Georgia
2 Big Eight Conference 8 91 45 43 3 .511 3 2 1 0 .667 9.12 7.87 3 2 Oklahoma
3 Southwest Conference 9 104 54 50 0 .519 5 2 3 0 .400 8.23 7.53 3 2 Baylor
4 Pacific-10 Conference 10 111 57 51 3 .527 1 0 1 0 .000 7.79 6.72 3 3 Washington
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 79 42 37 0 .532 2 1 1 0 .500 6.25 5.70 1 1 North Carolina
6 Big Ten Conference 10 113 53 59 1 .473 3 2 1 0 .667 4.87 5.81 3 3 Michigan
7 Independent 30 340 180 156 4 .535 10 4 6 0 .400 2.16 0.83 4 5
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 104 48 53 3 .476 1 1 0 0 1.000 -2.13 -0.46 0 1 Brigham Young
9 Missouri Valley Conference 7 77 38 37 2 .506 0 0 0 0 -5.01 -5.19 0 0 Tulsa
10 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 6 67 34 33 0 .507 0 0 0 0 -5.04 -3.77 0 0 Long Beach State
11 Southern Conference 8 88 40 43 5 .483 0 0 0 0 -7.51 -7.32 0 0 Furman
12 Southland Conference 6 67 30 37 0 .448 1 0 1 0 .000 -8.81 -6.18 0 0 McNeese State
13 Mid-American Conference 10 109 52 57 0 .477 0 0 0 0 -10.43 -9.63 0 0 Central Michigan
14 Ivy Group 8 80 38 42 0 .475 0 0 0 0 -15.67 -13.94 0 0 Yale

AP Poll Summary

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Rich Campbell (California) 70.7
2. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 65.8
3. John Elway (Stanford) 65.4
4. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 63.8
5. Ed McMichael (Rutgers) 63.8
6. Ricky Hardin (Utah) 61.7
7. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 61.1
8. Rick Stockstill (Florida State) 60.2
9. Tom Flick (Washington) 60.0
10. Mark Lockenmeyer (Princeton) 59.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 10.6
2. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 8.6
3. Steve Woods (Chattanooga) 8.2
4. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 8.1
5. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 7.9
6. John Elway (Stanford) 7.7
7. Buck Belue (Georgia) 7.2
8. Tom Flick (Washington) 7.1
9. Mark Lockenmeyer (Princeton) 7.0
10. Jim Kelly (Miami (FL)) 6.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 176.9
2. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 154.5
3. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 150.5
4. John Elway (Stanford) 147.2
5. Steve Woods (Chattanooga) 146.2
6. Larry Gentry (Nevada-Las Vegas) 141.5
7. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 139.7
8. Ricky Hardin (Utah) 136.9
9. Tom Flick (Washington) 135.2
10. Rick Stockstill (Florida State) 134.4

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 8.6
2. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 7.5

Field Goal Percentage

1. Whit Smith (North Texas) 66.7

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. John Simmons (Southern Methodist) 2
  John Holt (West Texas A&M) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Tony Collins (East Carolina) 26.8

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Mike Richardson (Arizona State) 2
  John Simmons (Southern Methodist) 2
  David Outley (Louisiana Tech) 2