WEEK 7: GAMES PLAYED THROUGH OCTOBER 16, 2021
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|5.||Ohio State (5-1)||593||6|
|7.||Michigan State (7-0)||435||10|
|8.||Oklahoma State (6-0)||423||12|
|9.||Penn State (5-1)||420||8|
|12.||Ole Miss (5-1)||229||13|
|13.||Notre Dame (5-1)||184||14|
|15.||Coastal Carolina (6-0)||117||15|
|16.||Wake Forest (6-0)||103||16|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Texas A&M (48), Pittsburgh (25), NC State (19), Baylor (18), Auburn (17), SMU (10), Arizona State (4), San Diego State (4), Florida (2), Purdue (1), Arkansas (1), Clemson (1).
Georgia collected all 52 votes as the top team in the poll during a week when the only major developments were its resounding victory over previously unbeaten Kentucky and Iowa’s surprising home loss to unranked Purdue.
As a result of those games, the Bulldogs are in the driver’s seat for the SEC East Division title, and Iowa dropped from No. 2 to No. 11 in the poll. Cincinnati is now the No. 2-ranked team, moving up a spot from No. 3 a week ago. Kentucky fell five spots to No. 14 after suffering its first loss of the season.
The same 16 teams are in the poll as last week, with six teams not playing a game this past Saturday. Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio State all moved up a spot to 3-5, respectively. Unbeaten Oklahoma State won at Texas and jumped from 12 to No. 8. Michigan State continues to win and now is at No. 7, one spot behind Big Ten rival Michigan.
The Big Ten leads all conferences with five teams, followed by the SEC with four and the Big 12 with two. The American, ACC, Independents, Pac-12 and Sun Belt have one team each in the poll.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Georgia – Idle
No. 2 Cincinnati at Navy
No. 3 Oklahoma at Kansas
Tennessee at No. 4 Alabama
No. 5 Ohio State at Indiana
Northwestern at No. 6 Michigan
No. 7 Michigan State – Idle
No. 8 Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Illinois at No. 9 Penn State
No. 10 Oregon at UCLA
No. 11 Iowa – Idle
LSU at No. 12 Ole Miss
USC at No. 13 Notre Dame
No. 14 Kentucky – Idle
No. 15 Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State (Wednesday)
No. 16 Wake Forest at Army
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 Sunday of the 2021 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 7 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 5. 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 computer program designed by Sports Systems to compile the rankings, and The JBoy Show is the official Media Partner of the poll.
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