How UPI rates the football teams

The Unite Press International Board of Coaches Top 20 1983 college football ratings, with first-place votes in parenthese (total points based on 15 points for first place, 14 for second, etc.). 1. Nebraska (42) (5-0) 630 2. Texas (3-0) 583 3. Alabama (4-0) 521 4. North Carolina (5-0) 488 5. West Virginia (5-0) 479 6. Florida (4-0-1) 328 7. Oklahoma (3-1) 297 8. Georgia (3-0-1) 286 9. Ohio State (3-1) 280 10. Auburn (3-1) 273 11. Miami, Fla. (4-1) 142 12. Southern Methodist (4-0) 172 13. Michigan (3-1) 135 14. (tie) Iowa (3-1) 80 (tie) Maryland (3-1) 80 16. Arizona State (3-0-1) 58 17. Illinois (3-1) 30 18. Washington (3-1) 26 19. Brigham Young (3-1) 24 20. Oklahoma State (4-0) 16

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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