AP No. 16
Head coach Don James (6th year)
|Coaches No. 17|
1980 record 9–3 (6–1 Pac-10)
|Defensive coordinator Jim Lambright (4th year)|
The 1980 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its sixth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled a 9–3 record, finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, lost to Michigan in the 1981 Rose Bowl, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 333 to 198. Tom Flick was selected as the team's most valuable player. Flick, Ken Gardner, Rusty Olsen, and Randy Van Divier were the team captains.