Standings

Standings Table
Overall Conference Points Per Game SRS Polls
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Off Def SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Rank Notes
Ohio State1110.9178001.00032.510.521.716.5414
Purdue1020.833710.87523.918.812.386.306510
Michigan840.667620.75026.012.615.367.117618
Indiana840.667530.62526.221.010.835.411919
Iowa560.455440.50021.719.67.268.08
Michigan State560.455350.37521.823.06.426.60107
Minnesota461.409351.38924.024.67.127.85
Wisconsin470.364350.37518.928.31.996.90
Illinois281.227161.18814.224.2-2.086.74
Northwestern1100.091090.00010.535.1-10.057.50

4 Bowl Games

  • Number in parentheses indicates AP rank at time of bowl game
4 Bowl Games Table
Date Bowl Pts Pts Notes
1980-01-01Rose BowlSouthern California (3) 17Ohio State (1) 16Pasadena, CA
1979-12-31Bluebonnet BowlPurdue (12) 27Tennessee22Houston, TX
1979-12-28Gator BowlNorth Carolina17Michigan (14) 15Jacksonville, FL
1979-12-21Holiday BowlIndiana38Brigham Young (9) 37San Diego, CA

Award Winners

Award Winners Table
Award Name School
Big Ten Coach of the YearEarle BruceOhio State

1979 Conference Leaders