FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll: Week 3 Reply

Week 3: games played through Sept. 17, 2022

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia (3-0)827471
2.Alabama (3-0)76912
3.Ohio State (3-0)74143
4.Michigan (3-0)650 4
5.Oklahoma (3-0)585 6
6.Clemson (3-0)577 5
7.USC (3-0)532 7
8.Oklahoma State (3-0)416 8
9.Kentucky (3-0)371 10
10.Arkansas (3-0)311 9
11.Tennessee (3-0)246 14
12.Penn State (3-0)205 N/A
13.NC State (3-0)158 16
14.Utah (2-1)115 15
15.Ole Miss (3-0)100 N/A
16.Washington (3-0)84 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Oregon (66), Baylor (60), Texas A&M (50), Texas (31), BYU (30), Florida State (29), Florida (24), Minnesota (19), Wake Forest (17), Miami, FL (15), Michigan State (15), Washington State (14), Kansas (6), Pittsburgh (4), TCU (3), Appalachian State (1), North Carolina (1).

To see how individual voters cast their ballots, CLICK HERE.

The top 10 teams in the poll had a combined record of 10-0 in Week 3. Georgia picked up 47-of-52 first-place votes and remained No. 1 for the second week in a row after defeating SEC rival South Carolina 48-7 in Week 3. The top ranking marks Georgia’s 10th appearance at No. 1, which ties Ohio State for third-most appearances at No. 1. An SEC team has been ranked No. 1 in this poll each week dating back to September 29, 2019, a span of 30 weeks.

No. 11 Tennessee rose to its highest ranking since the Volunteers took the No. 9 spot on October 9, 2016. NC State’s No. 13 ranking marked the Wolfpacks’ highest position ever in the history of the poll.

Michigan State, BYU and Miami (FL) dropped out of the poll completely after suffering defeats in Week 3.

Penn State, Ole Miss and Washington joined the poll for the first time this season, claiming Nos. 12, 15 and 16, respectively. Washington’s appearance in the poll marks the Huskies’ first appearance since September 29, 2019.

The SEC leads all conferences with six teams, marking only the 11th time in the history of the rankings for an individual conference to have at least six teams appear in the same poll. The last time occurred when the SEC did it September 16, 2021. The Big Ten and Pac-12, had three each, followed by the Big 12 and ACC with two each.  

SCHEDULE (SEPT. 24):
Kent State at No. 1 Georgia
Vanderbilt at No. 2 Alabama
Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State
Maryland at No. 4 Michigan
Kansas State at No. 5 Oklahoma
No. 6 Clemson at Wake Forest
No. 7 USC at Oregon State
No. 8 Oklahoma State (Idle)
Northern Illinois at No. 9 Kentucky
No. 10 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, TX)
Florida at No. 11 Tennessee
Central Michigan at No. 12 Penn State
UConn at No. 13 NC State
No. 14 Utah at Arizona State
Tulsa at No. 15 Ole Miss
Stanford at No. 16 Washington

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 2022 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 4. 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, a TicketManager company, to compile the rankings.

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll: Week 2 Reply

Week 2: Games Played Through September 10, 2022

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia (2-0)816392
2.Alabama (2-0)773101
3.Ohio State (2-0)74333
4.Michigan (2-0)650 4
5.Clemson (2-0)600 5
6.Oklahoma (2-0)523 6
7.USC (2-0)505 10
8.Oklahoma State (2-0)381 11
9.Arkansas (2-0)344 13
10.Kentucky (2-0)317 N/A
11.Michigan State (2-0)313 14
12.BYU (2-0)221 N/A
13.Miami (FL) (2-0)202 15
14.Tennessee (2-0)137 N/A
15.Utah (1-1)124 16
16.NC State (2-0)93 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Baylor (59), Ole Miss (40), Texas (40), Penn State (36), Texas A&M (32), Florida (22), Mississippi State (22), Florida State (16), Appalachian State (14), Wake Forest (12), Washington State (10), Kansas State (8), Marshall (8), Oregon (2), Texas Tech (2), Minnesota (2), Pittsburgh (2), North Carolina (1), UCLA (1), TCU (1).

To see how individual voters cast their ballots, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
Georgia picked up 39-of-52 first-place votes, advancing from No. 2 to No. 1 after defeating Samford, 33-0, at home. Alabama dropped to No. 2 after a 20-19 victory on the road against Texas. Ohio State and Michigan both posted wins, holding on to the No. 3 and No. 4 spots for a second consecutive week. No. 5 Clemson appeared in the poll for the 83rd time since 2014, which moves the Tigers to fifth for most all-time appearances.

No. 7 USC rose to its highest ranking since the Trojans took the No. 5 spot on September 24, 2017. Arkansas’ No. 9 ranking marked the Razorback’s highest position ever in the history of the poll.

Notre Dame dropped out of the poll completely after losing to Marshall, marking the first time the Fighting Irish failed to appear in the poll since October 1, 2017. Texas A&M, Baylor and Florida also dropped out of the poll after suffering defeats

NC State returned to the poll at No. 16 while Kentucky, BYU and Tennessee joined the poll for the first time this season, claiming Nos. 10, 12 and 14, respectively. Tennessee’s appearance in the poll marks the Volunteers’ first appearance since October 16, 2016.

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

SCHEDULE (SEPT. 17):
No. 1 Georgia at South Carolina
ULM at No. 2 Alabama
Toledo at No. 3 Ohio State
UConn at No. 4 Michigan
Louisiana Tech at No. 5 Clemson
No. 6 Oklahoma at Nebraska
Fresno State at No. 7 USC
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 8 Oklahoma State
Missouri State at No. 9 Arkansas
Youngstown State at  No. 10 Kentucky
No. 11 Michigan State at Washington
No. 12 BYU at Oregon
No. 13 Miami (FL) at Texas A&M
Akron at No. 14 Tennessee
San Diego State at No. 15 Utah
Texas Tech at No. 16  North Carolina State

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 2022 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 4. 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, a TicketManager company, to compile the rankings.

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 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 5, 2022

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama (1-0)809321
2.Georgia (1-0)786173
3.Ohio State (1-0)74032
4.Michigan (1-0)5875
5.Clemson (1-0)5804
6.Oklahoma (1-0)4779
7.Texas A&M (1-0)4598
8.Baylor (1-0)40210
9.Notre Dame (0-1)3916
10.USC (1-0)28513
11.Oklahoma State (1-0)24311
12.Florida (1-0)213N/A
13.Arkansas (1-0)177N/A
14.Michigan State (1-0)16415
15.Miami (FL) (1-0)14816
16.Utah (0-1)1307

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:Pittsburgh (89), Wisconsin (84), NC State (74), BYU (45), Florida State (42), Tennessee (32), Ole Miss (26), Texas (25), Penn State (15), Kentucky (13), Mississippi State (9), Oregon (7), Houston (5), Wake Forest (5), UCF (4), Kansas State (3), Minnesota (2), TCU (1).

To see how individual voters cast their ballots, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
Alabama held the No. 1 spot in Week 1 of the rankings, having claimed the position in the Preseason Poll. The Crimson Tide received 32-of-52 first-place votes. Georgia picked up 17 first-place votes, advancing from No. 3 to No. 2 after defeating Oregon, 49-3, in Atlanta. Notre Dame dropped three spots to No. 9 after losing on the road to Ohio State. Utah fell nine spots to the No. 16 ranking after losing to Florida. Oklahoma moved up three spots to No. 6.

Oregon dropped out of the poll completely after losing to Georgia, marking the first time the Ducks failed to appear in the poll since Sept. 3, 2019. NC State also dropped out of the poll despite a 21-20 victory on the road against East Carolina.

No. 10 USC landed its highest ranking since the Trojans took the No. 8 spot on Dec. 3, 2017. Miami’s No. 15 ranking marked the Hurricanes’ highest position since No. 8 on Aug. 20, 2018.

Florida and Arkansas joined the poll for the first time this season, claiming Nos. 12 and 13, respectively.

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

SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Alabama at Texas
Samford at No. 2 Georgia
Arkansas State at No. 3 Ohio State
Hawaii at  No. 4 Michigan
Furman at No. 5 Clemson
Kent State at No. 6 Oklahoma
Appalachian State at  No. 7 Texas A&M
No. 8 Baylor at BYU
Marshall at No. 9 Notre Dame
No. 10 USC at Stanford
Arizona State at No. 11 Oklahoma State
Kentucky at No. 12 Florida
South Carolina at No. 13 Arkansas
Akron at No. 14 Michigan State
Southern Mississippi at No. 15 Miami (Fla.)
Southern Utah at No. 16 Utah

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 2022 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 4. 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, a TicketManager company, to compile the rankings.

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

Alabama tops 2022 FWAA/NFF Super 16 Pre-Season Poll

PRE-SEASON POLL, AUGUST 16, 2022

RANKTEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama82242N/A
2.Ohio State7666N/A
3.Georgia7284N/A
4.Clemson622 N/A
5.Michigan530 N/A
6.Notre Dame513 N/A
7.Utah482 N/A
8.Texas A&M457 N/A
9.Oklahoma408 N/A
10.Baylor319 N/A
11.Oklahoma State228 N/A
12.Oregon219 N/A
13.USC 204N/A
14.NC State202 N/A
15.Michigan State127 N/A
16.Miami (FL)109 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Pittsburgh (55), Arkansas (48), Ole Miss (36), Wisconsin (34), BYU (31), Texas (26), Cincinnati (20), Penn State (17), Florida (14), Houston (12), LSU (9), Kentucky (7), Tennessee (4), Wake Forest (4), South Carolina (4), UCF (3), Mississippi State (3), Nebraska (2), Kansas State (2), Air Force (2), West Virginia (1), Iowa (1), North Carolina (1).

To see how individual voters cast their ballots, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
National runner-up and defending SEC Champion Alabama dominated the preseason poll with 42 of 52 first place votes. This is Alabama’s 59th appearance as the No. 1 team in this poll since 2014. The Crimson Tide leads all schools for appearances at No. 1 and is the only team to appear in each of the 105 weekly rankings since 2014.

Ohio State was second in the poll voting with six first place votes and 56 points behind Alabama with defending national champion Georgia at No. 3 with four first place votes, respectively.

No. 4 Clemson is in the poll for the first time since September 19, 2021, followed by Michigan, Notre Dame, Utah, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Baylor. Seven of the top 10 teams appeared in New Year’s Six bowl games last season. NC State is No. 14 and in the poll for the first time since October 15, 2018.

In the 2022 preseason poll, the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC had three teams each, Independents-one.  All Power-Five conferences had equal representation for the first time in the history of the poll which started in 2014.

The eventual national champion has been ranked in the top six of the preseason poll six times since 2015. Alabama in 2017 is the only national champion to start the season ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll.

SCHEDULE:

ZERO WEEK
No Super 16 Teams in Action

WEEK 1  (Sept. 1-5)

Thursday, Sept. 1
Central Michigan at  No. 11 Oklahoma State

Friday, Sept. 2
Western Michigan at No. 15 Michigan State

Saturday, Sept. 3
Utah State at No. 1 Alabama
No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 2 Ohio State
No. 12 Oregon at No. 3 Georgia (Atlanta)
Colorado State at No. 5 Michigan
No. 7 Utah at Florida
Sam Houston at  No. 8 Texas A&M
UTEP at No. 9 Oklahoma
Albany at No. 10 Baylor
Rice at No. 13 USC
No. 14 NC State at East Carolina
Bethune-Cookman at No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 

Monday, Sept. 5
No. 4 Clemson at Georgia Tech

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 2022 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 4. 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.

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 14

Week 14: Games Played Through Dec. 4, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Alabama (12-1)823443
2.Michigan (12-1)78072
3.Georgia (12-1)7191
4.Cincinnati (13-0)69214
5.Notre Dame (11-1)6026
6.Baylor (11-2)5539
7.Ohio State (10-2)5197
8.Ole Miss (10-2)4548
9.Oklahoma State (11-2)4085
10.Michigan State (10-2)31111
11.Utah (10-3)29415
12.Pittsburgh (11-2)24716
13.BYU (10-2)21713
14.Oklahoma (10-2)21112
15.Oregon (10-3)7310
16.Iowa  (10-3)3014

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Louisiana (26), Clemson (24), Houston (17), NC State (17), UTSA (15), Wake Forest (13), Arkansas (12), Kentucky (8), Texas A&M (4), Utah State (2), Wisconsin (1).

To see how individuals voted in this week’s poll, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
Alabama’s victory over previously No. 1-ranked Georgia vaulted the Crimson Tide into the top spot of the final poll. That’s where they began the season before they were upset by Texas A&M in October.

Georgia had held the top spot for eight straight weeks before Saturday, seven of those the Bulldogs were unanimous No. 1 picks before Alabama’s impressive victory in the SEC Championship Game. The Bulldogs fell to No. 3, with Michigan holding at No. 2 after the Wolverines’ big victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game.

There were other minor changes in the poll with Baylor moving up to No. 6 after beating Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Cowboys fell from fifth to ninth. And Utah jumped from No. 15 a week ago to No. 11 after topping Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Ducks fell from No. 10 to No. 15. Pitt moved to No.12 after beating Wake Forest in the ACC Championship Game.

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

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 13

Week 13: Games Played Through November 27, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia  (12-0)832521
2.Michigan (11-1)7565
3.Alabama (11-1)7083
4.Cincinnati (12-0)7004
5.Oklahoma State (11-1)5967
6.Notre Dame (11-1)5906
7.Ohio State (10-2)4942
8.Ole Miss (10-2)4548
9.Baylor (10-2)41210
10.Oregon (10-2)31411
11.Michigan State (10-2)29912
12.Oklahoma (10-2)2319
13.BYU (10-2)18713
14.Iowa (10-2)141N/A
15.Utah (9-3)100N/A
16.Pittsburgh (10-2)94N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Houston (53), Wake Forest (53), Clemson (13), San Diego State (10), NC State (8), Arkansas (8), Wisconsin (6), Texas A&M (5), Louisiana (5), Minnesota (2), UTSA (1).

To see how individuals voted in this week’s poll, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
Georgia remained No. 1 for a seventh consecutive week, receiving all 52 first-place votes after a 45-0 win over Georgia Tech. Michigan’s win over Ohio State, boosted the Wolverines three spots to No. 2 while the Buckeyes dropped five spots to No. 7. Alabama and Cincinnati both posted wins, holding on to the No. 3 and No. 4 spots respectively.

Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma in Bedlam, moving the Pokes into the No. 5 spot while the Sooners dropped to No. 12. Notre Dame remained at No. 6 after beating Stanford, and Ole Miss held steady at No. 8 after winning the Egg Bowl.

Baylor, Oregon and Michigan State all won this week and benefited from the Sooners loss, advancing one spot each at No. 9 to 11, respectively.

BYU’s win against USC kept them at 13 while losses by Texas A&M, UTSA and Wisconsin bumped them from the poll. Iowa, Utah and Pittsburgh, all headed to conference championship games after wins this week, claimed the No. 14-16 spots, respectively.

The Big Ten had four teams in the poll. The SEC and the Big 12 had three each. The Pac-12 and independents each had two teams in the poll. The American, and ACC had one each.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 3 Alabama (SEC title game), Saturday, Atlanta
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 14 Iowa (Big Ten title game), Saturday,  Indianapolis
Houston at No. 3 Cincinnati (American title game), Saturday
No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Baylor (Big 12 title game) Saturday, Arlington, TX
No. 10 Oregon vs. No. 15 Utah (Pac-12 title game) Friday, Las Vegas
No. 16 Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest (ACC title game), Saturday, Charlotte

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 12

Week 12: Games Played Through November 20, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia (11-0)832521
2.Ohio State (10-1)7555
3.Alabama (10-1)7232
4.Cincinnati (11-0)6864
5.Michigan (10-1)6067
6.Notre Dame (10-1)5628
7.Oklahoma State (10-1)5299
8.Ole Miss (9-2)41410
9.Oklahoma (10-1)39411
10.Baylor (9-2)38812
11.Oregon (9-2)2443
12.Michigan State (9-2)2136
13.BYU (9-2)15314
14.Texas A&M (8-3)10816
15.UTSA (11-0)8815
16.Wisconsin (8-3)86N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Utah (78), Iowa (67), Pittsburgh (64), Houston (36), Wake Forest (13), San Diego State (12), Louisiana (5), NC State (4), Arkansas (4), Clemson (4), Mississippi State (3), Coastal Carolina (1).

NOTES:
Georgia remained No. 1 for a sixth straight week, receiving all 52 first-place votes after an easy non-conference victory over Charleston Southern. SEC rival Alabama kept pace by surviving a game against Arkansas, but Ohio State’s impressive 56-7 victory over Michigan State boosted the Buckeyes into the second slot ahead of No. 3 Alabama in the latest poll.

Oregon, the No. 3 team a week ago, dropped all the way to No. 11 after being routed at Utah. Michigan State, likewise, fell big, dropping six spots to No. 12. The other big loser was No. 13 Wake Forest, which was bounced by Clemson and fell completely out of the poll and was replaced by Wisconsin. Cincinnati, an easy 48-14 winner over SMU, stayed at No. 4.

The SEC and Big Ten had four teams each in the poll. The Big 12 had three and Independents two. The American, Conference USA and Pac-12 had one each.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Georgia at Georgia Tech
No. 2 Ohio State at No. 5 Michigan
No. 3 Alabama at Auburn
No. 4 Cincinnati at East Carolina
No. 6 Notre Dame at Stanford
No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 7 Oklahoma State
No. 8 Ole Miss at Mississippi State (Thursday)
Texas Tech at No. 10 Baylor
Oregon State at  No. 11 Oregon
Penn State at  No. 12 Michigan State
No. 13 BYU at USC
No. 14 Texas A&M at LSU
No. 15 UTSA at North Texas
No. 16 Wisconsin at Minnesota

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 11

Week 11: Games Played Through November 13, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia (10-0)832521
2.Alabama (9-1)7512
3.Oregon (9-1)6796
4.Cincinnati (10-0)6784
5.Ohio State (9-1)6705
6.Michigan State (9-1)5338
7.Michigan (9-1)5119
8.Notre Dame (9-1)4787
9.Oklahoma State (9-1)44310
10.Ole Miss (8-2)31112
11.Oklahoma (9-1)2853
12.Baylor (8-2)283N/A
13.Wake Forest (9-1)23713
14.BYU (8-2)10714
15.UTSA (10-0)7315
16.Texas A&M (7-3)5411

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wisconsin (43), Iowa (34), Pittsburgh (28), Houston (15), Utah (6), Coastal Carolina (6), San Diego State (6), Louisiana (3), Mississippi State (3), Arkansas (2), Purdue (1).

To see how individuals voted in this week’s poll, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
The top two teams remained the same in the poll with SEC powerhouses Georgia and Alabama 1-2, possibly heading to a showdown in the league’s title game in early December. Georgia claimed all 52 first-place votes for a fifth straight week.

But No. 3 Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season at Baylor and fell all the way to No. 11.  Oregon moved up three spots, replacing the Sooners in the third spot ahead of No. 4 Cincinnati. The Bearcats were followed by Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Notre Dame, in that order.

Texas A&M lost at Ole Miss and fell from 11th to 16th. By virtue of its upset of the Sooners. Baylor entered the poll at No. 12. Iowa fell out of the poll despite beating Minnesota.

The SEC had four teams in the poll, followed by the Big 12  and Big Ten, which had three each. The Independents had two, and the American, Atlantic Coast, Conference USA and Pac-12  had one each.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Charleston Southern at No. 1 Georgia
Arkansas at No. 2 Alabama
No. 3 Oregon at Utah
SMU at  No. 4 Cincinnati
No. 6 Michigan State at No. 5 Ohio State 
No. 7 Michigan at Maryland
Georgia Tech at No. 8 Notre Dame
No. 9 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Vanderbilt at No. 10 Ole Miss
Iowa State at No. 11 Oklahoma
No. 12 Baylor at Kansas State
No. 13 Wake Forest at Clemson
No. 14 BYU at Georgia Southern
UAB at  No. 15 UTSA
Prairie View at  No.16 Texas A&M 

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 10

Week 10: games played through Nov. 6, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia (9-0)832521
2.Alabama (8-1)731 2
3.Oklahoma (9-0)681 4
4.Cincinnati (9-0)659 3
5.Ohio State (8-1)640 6
6.Oregon (8-1)634 7
7.Notre Dame (8-1)463 8
8.Michigan State (8-1)440 5
9.Michigan (8-1)427 10
10.Oklahoma State (8-1)398 11
11.Texas A&M (7-2)353 12
12.Ole Miss (7-2)204 15
13.Wake Forest (8-1)168 9
14.BYU (8-2)104 N/A
15.UTSA (9-0)80 16
16.Iowa (7-2)44 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Baylor (39), Auburn (35), Houston (25), NC State (22), Wisconsin (22), Pittsburgh (21), Purdue (15), Coastal Carolina (10), Utah (7), Penn State (6), Louisiana (4), Arkansas (4), SMU (3), San Diego State (1).

To see how individuals voted in this week’s poll, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
This week’s Super16 Poll marks the 100th edition, all-time, generated by the FWAA and NFF.

For the fourth straight week, Georgia was a unanimous No. 1, followed by Alabama, Oklahoma and Cincinnati, in that order. The Bearcats dropped a spot after struggling to defeat Tulsa and were replaced at No. 3 by the idle Oklahoma Sooners.

Previously undefeated Michigan State lost at Purdue and dropped three spots to No. 8. Another undefeated team, Wake Forest, lost at North Carolina and fell  four spots to No. 13. Baylor and Auburn both lost road games and dropped out of the poll and were replaced by BYU and Iowa.

The Big Ten and SEC led all conferences with four teams each. The Big 12 and Independents had two teams each in the poll. The American, ACC, Conference USA and Pac-12 had one each. 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Georgia at Tennessee
New Mexico State at No. 2 Alabama
No. 3 Oklahoma at Baylor
No. 4 Cincinnati at USF (Friday)
Purdue at No. 5 Ohio State
Washington State at No. 6 Oregon
 No. 7 Notre Dame at Virginia
Maryland at No. 8 Michigan State
No. 9 Michigan at Penn State
TCU at No. 10 Oklahoma State
No. 11 Texas A&M at No. 12 Ole Miss
North Carolina State at No 13 Wake Forest
No. 14 BYU is idle
Southern Mississippi at No.15 UTSA
Minnesota at No. 16 Iowa

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 9

Week 9: games played through October 30, 2021

TEAMPOINTSFIRST-PLACE VOTESLAST WEEK’S RANK
1.Georgia (8-0)832521
2.Alabama (7-1)725 2
3.Cincinnati (8-0)695 3
4.Oklahoma (9-0)670 4
5.Michigan State (8-0)630 7
6.Ohio State (7-1)612 5
7.Oregon (7-1)530 8
8.Notre Dame (7-1)416 11
9.Wake Forest (8-0)392 12
10.Michigan (7-1)376 6
11.Oklahoma State (7-1)292 14
12.Texas A&M (6-2)246 15
13.Baylor (7-1)223 N/A
14.Auburn (6-2)217 N/A
15.Ole Miss (6-2)85 9
16.UTSA (8-0)27 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: BYU (24), Iowa (23), Houston (16), Kentucky (13), Penn State (10), Coastal Carolina (6), San Diego State (3), Wisconsin (3), Appalachian State (1), Utah (1), Louisiana (1), SMU (1), NC State (1), Arkansas (1).

To see how individuals voted in this week’s poll, CLICK HERE.

NOTES:
Georgia remained atop the poll with all 52 first-place votes for a third straight week, following a dominant 34-7 victory over Florida and clinching the SEC East Division title. Assured a spot in the SEC Championship game, the Bulldogs could face a showdown with No. 2 Alabama in Atlanta in early December.

Kentucky’s loss at Mississippi State enabled Georgia to clinch the SEC East, while the Wildcats dropped out of the poll along with Pittsburgh (a loser to Miami [FL]) and Iowa (a loser to Wisconsin).

Baylor, Auburn and UTSA entered the poll for the first time this season. It is UTSA’s first appearance in its history.

The top four teams remained the same as a week ago. Michigan State moved up to No. 5 after its dramatic victory over Michigan. The Wolverines fell four spots to No. 10 after losing to their archrival. Ole Miss dropped six spots to No. 15 after losing at Auburn.

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

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Missouri at No. 1 Georgia
LSU at  No. 2 Alabama
Tulsa at No. 3 Cincinnati
Oklahoma is idle
No. 5 Michigan State at Purdue
No. 6 Ohio State at Nebraska
No. 7 Oregon at Washington
Navy at No. 8 Notre Dame
No. 9 Wake Forest at North Carolina
Indiana at No. 10 Michigan
No. 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia
No. 14 Auburn at No. 12 Texas A&M
No. 13 Baylor at TCU
Liberty at No. 15 Ole Miss
No. 16 UTSA at UTEP

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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.