FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 3 Reply

Week 3: Games Played Through Sept. 18, 2021

 TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama (3-0)826461
2.Georgia (3-0)78262
3.Oregon (3-0)699 4
4.Oklahoma (3-0)642 3
5.Iowa (3-0)594 6
6.Penn State (3-0)521 10
7.Texas A&M (3-0)486 7
8.Clemson (2-1)440 5
9.Cincinnati (3-0)416 8
10.Ohio State (2-1)337 9
11.Florida (2-1)327 11
12.Notre Dame (3-0)277 12
13.Ole Miss (3-0)214 15
14.Iowa State (2-1)119 14
15.Michigan (3-0)93 N/A
16.BYU (3-0)77 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Arkansas (60), Coastal Carolina (54), Michigan State (45), Wisconsin (27), North Carolina (10), UCLA (5), Virginia Tech (4), USC (3), Fresno State (2), West Virginia (2), Maryland (2), Auburn (2), TCU (2), Oklahoma State (1), Kansas State (1), Liberty (1), Wake Forest (1).

To see how individuals voted in this week’s poll, click here.

The Top 10 teams in the poll each won Saturday, and all remained among the top teams again. Even No. 11 Florida didn’t budge after losing by two points to No. 1 Alabama.

The Crimson Tide led the poll (46 first-place votes), followed by No. 2 Georgia (six first-place votes). Oregon moved into the third slot, past this week’s No. 4 Oklahoma. Penn State jumped from No. 10 to No. 6 after beating previously unbeaten Auburn in a SEC-Big Ten prime-time Saturday matchup.

UCLA and Virginia Tech dropped out of the poll after losses and were replaced by Michigan and BYU at No.15 and No. 16, respectively. The Wolverines and Cougars are in the poll for the first time this season.
 
The SEC led all conferences with five teams, followed by the Big Ten with four, the Big 12 with two and Independents with two. The ACC, American and Pac-12 had one each.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Southern Mississippi at No. 1 Alabama
No. 2 Georgia at Vanderbilt
Arizona at No. 3 Oregon
West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma
Colorado State at No. 5 Iowa
Villanova at No. 6 Penn State
No. 7 Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (Arlington, TX)
No. 8 Clemson at North Carolina State
No. 9 Cincinnati is idle.
Akron at No. 10 Ohio State
Tennessee at No. 11 Florida
No. 12 Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Chicago)
No. 13 Mississippi is idle. 
No. 14 Iowa State at Baylor
Rutgers at No. 15 Michigan
USF at No. 16 BYU

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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and gameday operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its programs and initiatives, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 214-870-6516 or tiger@fwaa.com.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. Learn more at http://www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 2 

Week 2: Games Played Through September 11, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama (2-0)824461
2.Georgia (2-0)78062
3.Oklahoma (2-0)6854
4.Oregon (2-0)67012
5.Clemson (1-1)5926
6.Iowa (2-0)53113
7.Texas A&M (2-0)4905
8.Cincinnati (2-0)4288
9.Ohio State (1-1)4013
10.Penn State (2-0)35910
11.Florida (2-0)32711
12.Notre Dame (2-0)3137
13.UCLA (2-0)22515
14.Iowa State (1-1)819
T-15.Virginia Tech (2-0)76N/A
T-15.Ole Miss (2-0)76N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Coastal Carolina (40), Wisconsin (38), Michigan (32), Arkansas (32), BYU (15), North Carolina (13), USC (7), UCF (7), Arizona State (6), Stanford (6), Auburn (4), TCU (4), Michigan State (3), Pittsburgh (2), Kentucky (2), Miami-FL (1), Liberty (1), Nevada (1).

Click here to see how individuals voted in this week’s poll.

NOTES:
Alabama and Georgia remained 1-2 in the second regular-season poll, but No. 3 Ohio State tumbled six places to No. 9 after suffering a home defeat to Oregon. The Ducks, No. 12 a week ago, jumped eight spots to No. 4 after notching an impressive 35-28 victory in Columbus.

After Ohio State’s defeat, Oklahoma moved into the third slot after dispatching Western Carolina. Iowa won an instate showdown against Iowa State and moved up seven spots to No. 6. Notre Dame dropped five spots to No. 12 after struggling to beat Toledo.

The rest of the poll had only minor changes, but two teams did drop out–USC and Texas. The Trojans were beaten by Stanford, and Texas lost on the road to Arkansas. Entering the poll for the first time this season are  Virginia Tech and  Ole Miss, tied at No. 15.

The SEC led all conferences with five teams, followed by the Big Ten with three and the Big 12, Pac-12 and ACC with two each. The American and Independents had one each.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

No. 1 Alabama at  No. 11 Florida
South Carolina at No. 2 Georgia
Nebraska at No. 3 Oklahoma
Stony Brook at No. 4 Oregon
Georgia Tech at No. 5 Clemson
Kent State at No. 6 Iowa
New Mexico at No. 7 Texas A&M
No, 8 Cincinnati at Indiana
Tulsa at No. 9 Ohio State
Auburn at No. 10 Penn State
Purdue at No. 12 Notre Dame
Fresno State at No.13 UCLA
No. 14 Iowa State at UNLV
No. 15 Virginia Tech at West Virginia
Tulane at No.15 Mississippi 

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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and gameday operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its programs and initiatives, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 214-870-6516 or tiger@fwaa.com. 
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ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 1

Week 1: Games Played Through September 6, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama825461
2.Georgia77165
3.Ohio State7164
4.Oklahoma6403
5.Texas A&M5906
6.Clemson5662
7.Notre Dame4568
8.Cincinnati41210
9.Iowa State3567
10.Penn State296N/A
11.Florida29112
12.Oregon24811
13.Iowa243N/A
14.USC20315
15.UCLA202N/A
16.Texas89N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Virginia Tech (39), Ole Miss (31), Wisconsin (20), Utah (18), North Carolina (18), NC State (9), TCU (8), UCF (4), Miami-FL (3), Coastal Carolina (3), Auburn (3), Oklahoma State (2), Boston College (2), Michigan (2), Arizona State (2), Liberty (1), Florida State (1), Nevada (1), Michigan State (1).

Click here to see how individuals voted in this week’s poll.

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NOTES:
No. 1 Alabama remained atop the first-regular season poll after dismantling Miami (FL) last Saturday. Fellow Southeastern Conference power Georgia  jumped four spots to No. 2  after beating previous No. 2-ranked Clemson in a defensive struggle in Charlotte.

Alabama received 46 of the 52 first-place votes, and Georgia picked up the other six. Three of the top five teams in the poll are from the SEC, including No. 5 Texas A&M.  

The other major development was Penn State entering the poll at No. 10 after upsetting Wisconsin in Madison in a key early-season Big Ten matchup. North Carolina, No. 9 a week ago, dropped out of the poll after losing at unranked Virginia Tech.

Wisconsin, LSU (after falling at UCLA) and Miami (FL) also dropped out of the poll. Besides Penn State, other new teams in the poll are Iowa, UCLA and Texas.

The SEC led all conferences with four teams, followed by the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 with three each. The ACC, American and Independents had one apiece.

This Week’s Schedule:
Mercer at No. 1 Alabama
UAB at No. 2 Georgia
No.12 Oregon at No.3 Ohio State 
Western Carolina at No.4 Oklahoma
No. 5 Texas A&M vs. Colorado (Denver)
South Carolina State at No. 6 Clemson
Toledo at No. 7 Notre Dame
Murray State at No. 8 Cincinnati
No. 13 Iowa at No. 9 Iowa State
Ball State at No.10 Penn State
No. 11 Florida at USF
Stanford at No.14 USC
No. 15 UCLA is idle.
No. 16  Texas at Arkansas

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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and gameday operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its programs and initiatives, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 214-870-6516 or tiger@fwaa.com. 
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ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

2021 Preseason FWAA-NFF Poll August 18, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama80535N/A
2.Clemson7393N/A
3.Oklahoma7299N/A
4.Ohio State6731N/A
5.Georgia6614N/A
6.Texas A&M527 N/A
7.Iowa State469 N/A
8.Notre Dame401 N/A
9.North Carolina361 N/A
10.Cincinnati333 N/A
11.Oregon276 N/A
12.Florida255 N/A
13.Wisconsin186 N/A
14.LSU182 N/A
15.USC148 N/A
16.Miami (FL)96 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Washington (45), Indiana (43), Penn State (30), Iowa (20), Utah (17), Texas (16), Ole Miss (8), TCU (8), Northwestern (7), Liberty (7), Arizona State (7), Florida State (5), BYU (5), Coastal Carolina (4), Oklahoma State (3), Louisiana (3), Auburn (2), Boston College (1).

NOTES:
Defending national champion Alabama dominated the preseason poll with 35 of 52 first-place votes. Clemson was second in the poll voting, 66 points behind Alabama, with other perennial powerhouses Oklahoma and Ohio State following in that order.

Georgia, the only team to receive first-place votes other than the top four, was No. 5, followed by Texas A&M, Iowa State, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Cincinnati as the top 10 vote-getters. The Bearcats were the only non-Power Five team in the poll.

If the opening poll is reflective of what will happen at the conclusion of the 2021 season, then college football will see more of the same from recent seasons. Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State have accounted for 11 of the 14 spots in the seven CFP National Championships. And Oklahoma has made three semifinal game appearances during that stretch.

In the 2021 preseason poll, the SEC led all conferences with five teams and was followed by the ACC with three teams. The Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 had two teams each, the American one and Independents one.  

GAMES WEEK 0:
No games involving Top 16 Teams 

GAMES WEEK 1 (Sept. 2-5):
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Miami [FL] – Sept. 4 (Atlanta)
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia  – Sept. 4 (Charlotte)
No. 3 Oklahoma at Tulane – Sept. 4
No. 4 Ohio State at Minnesota – Sept. 2
Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M – Sept. 4
Northern Iowa at No.7 Iowa State – Sept. 4
No. 8 Notre Dame at Florida State – Sept. 5
No. 9 North Carolina at Virginia Tech – Sept. 3
Miami [OH] at No. 10 Cincinnati – Sept. 4
Fresno State at No. 11 Oregon – Sept. 4
Florida Atlantic at No. 12 Florida – Sept. 4
Penn State at No. 13 Wisconsin – Sept. 4
No. 14 LSU at UCLA  – Sept. 4
San Jose State at No. 15 USC – Sept. 4

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 here. 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. The JBoy Show is the official Media Partner of the poll.

ABOUT THE FWAA:
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information visit http://www.footballwriters.com.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME:
Founded in 1947-with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. Learn more at http://www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.