1980 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings

The 1980 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings are from the Associated Press. This is for the 1980 season.

Legend

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
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  Win–loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

Associated Press poll

Week 1
Sept 24[1]
Week 2
Oct 1[2]
Week 3
Oct 8[3]
Week 4
Oct 15[4]
Week 5
Oct 22[5]
Week 6
Oct 29[6]
Week 7
Nov 5[7]
Week 8
Nov 12[8]
Week 9
Nov 19[9]
Week 10
Nov 26[10]
1.Murray State (3–0)Murray State (4–0)Murray State (5–0) тMurray State (6–0) тMurray State (7–0)Murray State (8–0) тSouth Carolina State (9–0)South Carolina State (10–0)Lehigh (8–0–2) тLehigh (9–0–2)1.
2.Connecticut (3–0) тDelaware (3–0)South Carolina State (5–0) тSouth Carolina State (6–0) тSouth Carolina State (7–0)South Carolina State (8–0) тLehigh (6–0–2)Lehigh (7–0–2)Western Kentucky (9–0) тGrambling State (9–1)2.
3.South Carolina State (3–0) тSouth Carolina State (4–0)UMass (3–0) тLehigh (3–0–2)Lehigh (4–0–2)Lehigh (5–0–2)Western Kentucky (8–0)Western Kentucky (9–0)Grambling State (9–1)Eastern Kentucky (9–2) т3.
4.Delaware (2–0)Boston University (3–0) тLehigh (3–0–1) тWestern Kentucky (5–0)Western Kentucky (6–0)Western Kentucky (7–0)Boston University (7–1)Boston University (8–1)Eastern Kentucky (8–2)South Carolina State (10–1) т4.
5.Alcorn State (2–0)Northwestern State (4–0) тWestern Kentucky (4–0)Weber State (4–1)Connecticut (5–1) тConnecticut (6–1)Eastern Kentucky (6–2) тBoise State (7–2) тSouth Carolina State (10–1)Western Kentucky (9–1)5.
6.Nevada (2–0–1)Western Kentucky (4–0)Weber State (3–1)Delaware (4–1)Eastern Kentucky (5–1) тBoise State (6–2)Grambling State (7–1) тEastern Kentucky (7–2) тDelaware (8–2)Delaware (9–2)6.
7.Boston University (2–0)Alcorn State (2–0)Connecticut (4–1)Eastern Kentucky (4–1)Boise State (5–2)Boston University (6–1) тBoise State (6–2)Grambling State (8–1) тBoston University (8–2) тBoise State (8–3)7.
8.Western Kentucky (3–0)UMass (2–0)Eastern Kentucky (3–1)Connecticut (4–1)Boston University (5–1)Grambling State (6–1) тMurray State (8–1)Delaware (7–2)UMass (7–2) тNorthwestern State (8–3)8.
9.Northwestern State (3–0)Weber State (2–1)Idaho (3–1)Boise State (4–2)UMass (4–1)Delaware (5–2)Delaware (6–2)UMass (6–2)Boise State (7–3)Boston University (9–2)9.
10.Boise State (2–1) тLehigh (2–0)Delaware (3–1) тAlcorn State (3–1) тAlcorn State (4–1) тBethune–Cookman (4–1–1) тAlcorn State (5–2) тConnecticut (6–3) тConnecticut (7–3) тConnecticut (7–3) т10.
11.Portland State (2–0) т Northwestern State (4–1) тBoston University (4–1) тDelaware (4–2) тEastern Kentucky (5–2) тConnecticut (6–2) тMurray State (8–2) тIdaho State (6–4) тUMass (7–3) т11.
12.UMass (1–0) т [note 1] Alcorn State (2–1) тUMass (3–1) тGrambling State (5–1–0) тUMass (4–2) тUMass (5–2) тNew Hampshire (6–3) тMurray State (8–2) тMurray State (9–2) т12.
13.   Northwestern State (5–1) тNevada (4–1–1) тNevada (4–2–1) т North Carolina A&T (7–2) тNorthwestern State (7–3) т 13.
Week 1
Sept 24[1]
Week 2
Oct 1[2]
Week 3
Oct 8[3]
Week 4
Oct 15[4]
Week 5
Oct 22[5]
Week 6
Oct 29[6]
Week 7
Nov 5[7]
Week 8
Nov 12[8]
Week 9
Nov 19[9]
Week 10
Nov 26[10]
Dropped:
  • 2 Connecticut
  • 6 Nevada
  • 10 Boise State
  • 10 Portland State
Dropped:
4 Boston University
Dropped:
9 Idaho
Dropped:
  • 5 Weber State
  • 10 Northwestern State
Dropped:
10 Alcorn State
Dropped:
  • 10 Bethune–Cookman
  • 10 Nevada
Dropped:
10 Alcorn State
Dropped:
  • 10 New Hampshire
  • 10 North Carolina A&T
Dropped:
10 Idaho State

Notes

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, UMass was listed as Massachusetts

References

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  5. ^ "NCAA Division I-AA". News-Press. Fort Myers, Florida. October 23, 1980. p. 2C. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  6. ^ "NCAA Division I-AA". The Palm Beach Post. West Palm Beach, Florida. October 31, 1980. p. D6. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ "Division I-AA". News-Press. Fort Myers, Florida. November 5, 1980. p. 2C. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "Division I-AA". News-Press. Fort Myers, Florida. November 13, 1980. p. 2C. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ "Division I-AA". Florida Today. Cocoa, Florida. November 19, 1980. p. 2C. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "Final I-AA poll". Tallahassee Democrat. Tallahassee, Florida. November 26, 1980. p. 8B. Retrieved May 19, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
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