How UPI rates the football teams

The United Press International Board of Coaches Top 20 1983 college football ratings, with first-place votes in parentheses (total points based on 15 points for first place, 14 for second, etc.).

1 Nebraska (40) (4-0) 600 2. Texas (2-0) 550 3. Iowa (3-0) 479 4. Alabama (3-0) 459 5. North Carolina (4-0) 437 6. West Virginia 4-0) 371 7. Oklahoma (2-1) 242 8. Georgia (2-0-1) 234 9. Florida (3-0-1) 228 10. Auburn (2-1) 223 11. Ohio State (2-1) 202 12. Southern Methodist (3-0) 149 13. Louisiana State (2-1) 112 14. Michigan (2-1) 109 15. Miami (Fla.) (3-1) 97 16. Maryland (2-1) 42 17. Arizona State (2-0-1) 36 18. Kentucky (4-0) 34 19. Washington (2-1) 25 20. Pittsburgh (2-1) 23 Note: By agreement with the American Football Coaches Association, teams on probation by the NCAA are ineligible for the Top 20 and national championship consideration by the UPI Board of Coaches. The teams currently on probation are Clemson, Southern California, Arizona, Wichita State, and Southern Mississippi.

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