LSU nudges Alabama for top spot in poll
The week before the biggest game of the 2019 season, LSU has moved past Alabama in the Super 16 Rankings. The Tigers will be No. 1 in their showdown on Saturday with No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa after picking up four more first-place votes than a week ago. That’s despite both teams being idle.
Only Clemson, among the Top 5 teams played over the weekend. And Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State remained in slots 3 through 5. Georgia defeated Florida in Jacksonville, knocking the Gators back to No. 10 and the Bulldogs taking the No. 6 spot as the highest ranked one-loss team.
SMU fell at Memphis and dropped out of the poll. Wisconsin re-entered at No. 16.
The SEC and Big Ten led all conferences with five teams each. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two each. The ACC and Independents one each.
GAMES THIS WEEK:
No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama;
Maryland at No. 3 Ohio State;
No. 4 Clemson at North Carolina State;
No. 5 Penn State at No. 13 Minnesota;
Missouri at No. 6 Georgia;
No. 7 Oregon is idle;
Iowa State at No. 8 Oklahoma;
No. 9 Utah is idle;
Vanderbilt at No. 10 Florida;
No. 11 Baylor at TCU;
No. 12 Auburn is idle;
No. 14 Michigan is idle;
No. 15 Notre Dame at Duke;
Iowa at No. 16 Wisconsin.
Week 10: games played through Nov. 2, 2019
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|3.||Ohio State (8-0)||676||9||3|
|5.||Penn State (8-0)||551||5|
|15.||Notre Dame (6-2)||69||16|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Cincinnati (32), Memphis (23), Kansas State (16), Wake Forest (14), Boise State (9), Iowa (7), Texas (6), Texas A&M (4), SMU (2).
ABOUT THE FWAA-NFF SUPER 16 POLL: The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll was established at the conclusion of the 2013 season by long-time partners, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF). Voters rank the top 16 teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, and the results will be released every Monday of the 2019 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 3 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 8. The pollsters consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective. The poll utilizes a program designed by Sports Systems to compile the rankings.
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