LSU strengthens hold on No. 1
LSU takes the top spot for a second straight week after defeating previously unbeaten No. 2 Alabama on the Crimson Tide’s home field. The Tigers received 42 of a possible 46 first-place votes. The 46-41 loss dropped Alabama from No. 2 to No. 4. Ohio State and Clemson both moved up to the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
The other major development in the poll was Minnesota’s upset of Penn State. With the victory, the Golden Gophers jumped from No. 13 to No.7. Previously unbeaten Penn State fell to No. 10. Otherwise, the same 16 teams remained in the poll from last week with minor movements.
The SEC and Big Ten each had five teams in the poll. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two teams each. The ACC and Independents had one each.
- GAMES THIS WEEK:
No. 1 LSU at Mississippi;
- No. 2 Ohio State at Rutgers;
- No. 3 Clemson at North Carolina State;
- No. 4 Alabama at Mississippi State;
- No. 5 Georgia at No. 13 Auburn;
- Arizona at No. 6 Oregon;
- No.7 Minnesota at Iowa;
- No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 11 Baylor;
- UCLA at No. 9 Utah;
- Indiana at No. 10 Penn State;
- No. 12 Florida at Missouri;
- Michigan State at No. 14 Michigan;
- No. 15 Wisconsin at Nebraska;
- Navy at No.16 Notre Dame
Week 11: games played through November 9, 2019
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|2.||Ohio State (9-0)||688||3||3|
|10.||Penn State (8-1)||321||5|
|16.||Notre Dame (7-2)||66||15|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Cincinnati (29), Memphis (11), Boise State (4), Texas A&M (4), SMU (1).
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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