FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 14 Reply

Top four hold positions; Alabama falls to No. 8

Heading into the conference championship games, LSU remained the No. 1 team followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia in the same order as last week. All four teams easily won their games during Rivalry Week. LSU claimed 29 first-place votes, Ohio State 16 and Clemson one.

Alabama’s close loss at Auburn cost the Crimson Tide three spots, dropping them to No. 8. The other losers among poll members were Minnesota (to Wisconsin) and Michigan (to Ohio State). Minnesota dropped to No. 14 after absorbing its second loss of the season, and Michigan dropped completely out of the poll after getting blitzed by Ohio State. Memphis entered the poll at No. 16.

Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor, in that order, moved into slots 5-7 after all posting impressive victories.

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

  • GAMES THIS WEEK
  • No. 1 LSU vs No. 4 Georgia in Atlanta;
  • No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Wisconsin in Indianapolis;
  • No. 3 Clemson vs. Virginia in Charlotte;
  • No. 5 Utah vs. No. 13 Oregon in Santa Clara (Friday);
  • No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Baylor in Arlington, TX;
  • Cincinnati at No. 16 Memphis.

Week 14: games played through Nov. 30, 2019 

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. LSU (12-0) 717 29 1
2. Ohio State (12-0) 705 16 2
3. Clemson (12-0) 645 1 3
4. Georgia (11-1) 578 4
5. Utah (11-1) 543 6
6. Oklahoma (11-1) 513 7
7. Baylor (11-1) 399 10
8. Alabama (10-2) 374 5
9. Florida (10-2) 359 9
10. Wisconsin (10-2) 296 14
11. Auburn (9-3) 284 16
12. Penn State (10-2) 252 11
13. Oregon (10-2) 200 13
14. Minnesota (10-2) 142 8
15. Notre Dame (10-2) 127 15
16. Memphis (11-1) 54 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Michigan (33), Boise State (15), Iowa (13), Cincinnati (4), Texas (3).

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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 13 Reply

Top five unchanged; Utah moves up to No. 6

The top five spots in the poll remained unchanged from a week ago with LSU, Ohio State, Clemson Georgia and Alabama holding the same order. All of those five teams, except idle Clemson, won home games on Saturday.

Oregon was upset at Arizona State and fell from No. 6 to No. 13. Penn State lost at No. 2 Ohio State, but dropped only two spots to No. 11. Utah won at Arizona, moving up two slots to take over the No. 6 spot from Oregon. The same 16 teams were once again back in the poll.

The Big Ten and SEC led all conferences with five teams each. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two each. The ACC and Independents had one each.

GAMES THIS WEEK

  • Texas A&M at No. 1 LSU
  • No. 2 Ohio State at No. 12 Michigan
  • No. 3 Clemson at South Carolina
  • No. 4 Georgia at Georgia Tech
  • No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn
  • Colorado at No. 6 Utah
  • No. 7 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
  • No. 14 Wisconsin at No. 8 Minnesota
  • Florida State at No. 9 Florida
  • No. 10 Baylor at Kansas
  • Rutgers at No. 11 Penn State
  • Oregon State at No. 13 Oregon
  • No. 15 Notre Dame at Stanford

Week 13: games played through NOVEMBER 23, 2019

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. LSU (11-0) 727 38 1
2. Ohio State (11-0) 693 7 2
3. Clemson (11-0) 648 1 3
4. Georgia (10-1) 579 4
5. Alabama (10-1) 552 5
6. Utah (10-1) 482 8
7. Oklahoma (10-1) 470 7
8. Minnesota (10-1) 353 11
9. Florida (9-2) 341 10
10. Baylor (10-1) 283 13
11. Penn State (9-2) 253 9
12. Michigan (9-2) 227 12
13. Oregon (9-2) 220 6
14. Wisconsin (9-2) 171 14
15. Notre Dame (9-2) 123 15
16. Auburn (8-3) 72 16

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Memphis (25), Cincinnati (18), Iowa (8), Boise State (5), Texas (5), Oklahoma State (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 12

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson still top three; Georgia moves up to No. 4

LSU, Ohio State and Clemson remained the top three teams in that order for a second straight week. The same 16 teams were ranked in the poll for a third straight week.

Georgia moved up to No. 4 after beating Auburn, edging past Alabama, which also won on the road at Mississippi State. Oklahoma won a big road game at Baylor and moved up only one slot to No. 7. Minnesota fell four spots to No, 11 after losing at Iowa.

The Big Ten and SEC led all leagues with five teams each. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two each. The ACC and Independents had one each.

GAMES THIS WEEK

  • Arkansas at No. 1 LSU;
  • No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State;
  • No. 3 Clemson is idle;
  • Texas A&M at No. 4 Georgia;
  • Western Carolina at No. 5 Alabama;
  • No. 6 Oregon at Arizona State;
  • TCU at No. 7 Oklahoma;
  • No. 8 Utah at Arizona;
  • No. 10 Florida is idle;
  • No. 11 Minnesota at Northwestern;
  • No. 12 Michigan at Indiana;
  • Texas at No. 13 Baylor;
  • Purdue at No. 14 Wisconsin;
  • Boston College at No. 15 Notre Dame;
  • Samford at No. 16 Auburn.

 Week 12: games played through november 16, 2019

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. LSU (10-0) 729 40 1
2. Ohio State (10-0) 690 5 2
3. Clemson (11-0) 649 1 3
4. Georgia (9-1) 579 5
5. Alabama (9-1) 534 4
6. Oregon (9-1) 482 6
7. Oklahoma (9-1) 454 8
8. Utah (9-1) 430 9
9. Penn State (9-1) 349 10
10. Florida (9-2) 319 12
11. Minnesota (9-1) 241 7
12. Michigan (8-2) 202 14
13. Baylor (9-1) 199 11
14. Wisconsin (8-2) 147 15
15. Notre Dame (8-2) 117 16
16. Auburn (7-3) 72 13

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Memphis (25), Cincinnati (23), Iowa (9), Texas A&M (3), Boise State (2), Iowa State (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 11

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
1. LSU (9-0) 732 42 1
2. Ohio State (9-0) 688 3 3
3. Clemson (10-0) 648 1 4
4. Alabama (8-1) 571 2
5. Georgia (8-1) 521 6
6. Oregon (8-1) 457 7
7. Minnesota (9-0) 436 13
8. Oklahoma (8-1) 382 8
9. Utah (8-1) 359 9
10. Penn State (8-1) 321 5
11. Baylor (9-0) 310 11
12. Florida (8-2) 289 10
13. Auburn (7-2) 202 12
14. Michigan (7-2) 138 14
15. Wisconsin (7-2) 87 16
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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 10

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
1. LSU (8-0) 689 17 2
2. Alabama (8-0) 682 17 1
3. Ohio State (8-0) 676 9 3
4. Clemson (9-0) 616 3 4
5. Penn State (8-0) 551 5
6. Georgia (7-1) 484 7
7. Oregon (8-1) 417 8
8. Oklahoma (7-1) 400 9
9. Utah (8-1) 360 10
10. Florida (7-2) 279 6
11. Baylor (8-0) 264 12
12. Auburn (7-2) 250 11
13. Minnesota (8-0) 211 13
14. Michigan (7-2) 149 14
15. Notre Dame (6-2) 69 16
16. Wisconsin (6-2) 46 N/A

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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

 

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 9

Alabama still tops poll; OU drops to No. 9

Alabama remained No. 1 with the next three teams holding the same order as last week. Oklahoma’s upset loss at Kansas State dropped the Sooners four spots from No. 5 to No. 9.

Ohio State’s win against Wisconsin kicked the Badgers out of the poll, and Texas fell from the rankings after losing to TCU. They were replaced by Michigan and unbeaten SMU who joined the poll for the first time in program history.

Alabama (19), LSU (13), Ohio State (11), Clemson (3) received the first-place votes from the 46 selectors.

The SEC led all leagues with five teams, the Big Ten had four, Big 12 two, and the Pac-12 two. The ACC, American, and Independents each had one.

GAMES THIS WEEK:
No. 1 Alabama is idle
No. 2 LSU is idle
No. 3 Ohio State is idle
Wofford at No. 4 Clemson
No. 5 Penn State is idle
No. 6 Florida vs. No. 7 Georgia (at Jacksonville)
No. 8 Oregon at USC
No. 9 Oklahoma is idle
No. 10 Utah at Washington
Mississippi at No. 11 Auburn
West Virginia at No. 12 Baylor
No. 13 Minnesota is idle
No. 14 Michigan at Maryland
No. 14 SMU at Memphis
Virginia Tech at No. 16 Notre Dame

Week 9: games played through OCTOBER 26, 2019

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (8-0) 686 19 1
2. LSU (8-0) 681 13 2
3. Ohio State (8-0) 678 11 3
4. Clemson (8-0) 619 3 4
5. Penn State (8-0) 550 6
6. Florida (7-1) 476 7
7. Georgia (6-1) 427 9
8. Oregon (7-1) 381 11
9. Oklahoma (7-1) 355 5
10. Utah (7-1) 321 13
11. Auburn (6-2) 249 10
12. Baylor (7-0) 234 14
13. Minnesota (8-0) 191 16
T- 14. Michigan (6-2) 127 N/A
T- 14. SMU (8-0) 127 N/A
16. Notre Dame (5-2) 53 8

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wisconsin (46), Cincinnati (20), Appalachian State (17), Iowa (9), Texas A&M (7), Washington State (1), Boise State (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

 

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 8

Top five unchanged; Wisconsin falls to No. 12

Alabama remained No. 1 with the next four teams holding the same order as last week. But Wisconsin’s upset loss at Illinois dropped the Badgers six spots from No. 6 to No. 12. Oklahoma and Penn State kept winning, completing the six unbeaten teams at the top of the poll.

The Nittany Lions’ win came against Michigan, kicking the Wolverines out of the poll, and Boise State fell from the rankings after losing to BYU. They were replaced by unbeatens Baylor and Minnesota who joined the poll for the first time this season.

Alabama (24), LSU (11), Ohio State (7), Clemson (3) and Oklahoma (1) received the first-place votes from the 46 selectors.

The SEC led all leagues with five teams, the Big Ten had four, Big 12 three, and the Pac-12 two. The ACC and Independents each had one.

GAMES THIS WEEK:
Arkansas at No. 1 Alabama;
No. 10 Auburn at No. 2 LSU;
No. 12 Wisconsin at No.3 Ohio State;
Boston College at No. 4 Clemson;
No. 5 Oklahoma at Kansas State;
No. 6 Penn State at Michigan State;
No.7 Florida is idle;
No. 8 Notre Dame at Michigan;
No. 9 Georgia is idle;
Washington State at No. 11 Oregon;
California at No. 13 Utah;
No. 14 Baylor is idle;
No. 15 Texas at TCU;
Maryland at No. 16 Minnesota.

Week 8: games played through October 19, 2019

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (7-0) 687 24 1
2. LSU (7-0) 673 11 2
3. Ohio State (7-0) 649 7 3
4. Clemson (7-0) 613 3 4
5. Oklahoma (7-0) 592 1 5
6. Penn State (7-0) 487 7
7. Florida (7-1) 406 8
8. Notre Dame (5-1) 375 9
9. Georgia (6-1) 364 10
10. Auburn (6-1) 359 11
11. Oregon (6-1) 311 12
12. Wisconsin (6-1) 185 6
13. Utah (6-1) 181 15
14. Baylor (7-0) 127 N/A
15. Texas (5-2) 84 14
16. Minnesota (7-0) 62 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: SMU (47), Michigan (18), Boise State (8), Cincinnati (8), Appalachian State (8), Arizona State (6), Texas A&M (5), Iowa State (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

 

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 7

Alabama still No. 1; LSU jumps Ohio State for No. 2

Alabama was No. 1 for a third straight week and collected 28 first-place votes. But LSU, after beating previously unbeaten Florida, moved into the second slot replacing idle Ohio State.

LSU picked up seven first-place votes to the Buckeyes’ six. Ohio State followed at No. 3 and Clemson, with five first-place votes, dropped to No. 4 despite an easy victory over Florida State. Unbeaten Oklahoma rounded out the Top 5 after knocking off Texas.

Georgia took the biggest fall from No. 5 to No. 10 after its surprising home loss to unranked South Carolina. Otherwise, there was little movement in the poll that had the same 16 teams as a week ago.

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

  • GAMES THIS WEEK
    Tennessee at No. 1  Alabama;
  • No. 2 LSU at Mississippi State;
  • No. 3 Ohio State at Northwestern (Friday);
  • No.4 Clemson at Louisville;
  • West Virginia at No. 5 Oklahoma;
  • No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois;
  • No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State;
  • No. 8 Florida at South Carolina;
  • No.9 Notre Dame is idle;
  • Kentucky at No. 10 Georgia;
  • No. 11 Auburn at Arkansas;
  • No. 12 Oregon at Washington;
  • No. 13 Boise State at BYU;
  • Kansas at No. 14 Texas;
  • Arizona State at No. 15 Utah.

Week 7: games played through October 12, 2019

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (6-0) 707 28 1
2. LSU (6-0) 654 7 4
3. Ohio State (6-0) 640 6 2
4. Clemson (6-0) 625 5 3
5. Oklahoma (6-0) 584 6
6. Wisconsin (6-0) 507 7
7. Penn State (6-0) 399 10
8. Florida (6-1) 374 8
9. Notre Dame (5-1) 356 9
10. Georgia (5-1) 354 5
11. Auburn (5-1) 289 12
12. Oregon (5-1) 242 13
13. Boise State (6-0) 130 14
14. Texas (4-2) 117 11
15. Utah (5-1) 105 15
16. Michigan (5-1) 77 16

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Baylor (39), Arizona State (26), Minnesota (18), SMU (8), Texas A&M (3), Cincinnati (1), Appalachian State (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

 

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 6

‘Bama remins No. 1; Ohio State jumps to No. 2

Idle Alabama remained No. 1 for a second straight week, but Ohio State moved into the No. 2 spot by a single point over No. 3 Clemson. The Buckeyes were impressive in dispatching Michigan State, while Clemson was idle. Alabama collected 27 first-place votes. Ohio State was next with eight first-place votes.

After losing at Florida, Auburn dropped from No. 7 to 12th. Otherwise, there wasn’t much movement among the Top 10-ranked teams. Iowa and Washington both lost and dropped out of the poll and were replaced by Utah and  Michigan.

The Southeastern Conference led all leagues with five teams, and the Big Ten had four. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two each. The ACC, Mountain West and Independents had one each.

GAMES THIS WEEK:
No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M
No. 2 Ohio State is idle
Florida State at No. 3 Clemson
No. 8 Florida at No. 4 LSU
South Carolina at No. 5 Georgia
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas (Dallas)
Michigan State at No. 7 Wisconsin
USC at No.9  Notre Dame
No. 10 Penn State at Iowa
No. 12  Auburn is idle
Colorado at No. 13 Oregon (Friday)
Hawaii at No. 14 Boise State
No. 15 Utah at Oregon State
No. 16 Michigan at Illinois

Week 6: games played through October 5, 2019

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (5-0) 705 27 1
2. Ohio State (6-0) 626 8 3
3. Clemson (5-0) 625 5 2
4. LSU (5-0) 608 4 5
5. Georgia (5-0) 607 1 4
6. Oklahoma (5-0) 544 1 6
7. Wisconsin (5-0) 427 8
8. Florida (6-0) 423 9
9. Notre Dame (4-1) 338 10
10. Penn State (5-0) 304 12
11. Texas (4-1) 290 11
12. Auburn (5-1) 254 7
13. Oregon (4-1) 195 13
14. Boise State (5-0) 103 16
15. Utah (4-1) 63 N/A
16. Michigan (4-1) 58 N/A

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Baylor (16), Washington (10), Iowa (10), Arizona State (10), SMU (10), Minnesota (7), Wake Forest (7), Texas A&M (7), Memphis (5), Virginia (3) and Cincinnati (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.

 

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Rankings, Week 5

Alabama, Clemson swap spots in rankings

The Super 16 pollsters selected a new No. 1 this week for the first time during the regular season: Alabama. By virtue of Clemson’s close victory over unranked North Carolina, the Crimson Tide jumped the Tigers after easily dispatching Ole Miss. Alabama received 22 first-place votes to Clemson’s 12.

Ohio State, picking up five first-place votes, moved into the No. 3 slot after overwhelming Nebraska in Lincoln. Unbeatens Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Auburn, Wisconsin  and Florida followed, with one-loss Notre Dame at No. 10. Washington re-entered the poll at No. 15 after California lost to Arizona State.

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

GAMES THIS WEEK:
No. 1 Alabama is idle
No. 2 Clemson is idle
Michigan State at No. 3 Ohio State
No. 4 Georgia at Tennessee
Utah State at No. 5 LSU
No. 6 Oklahoma at Kansas
No. 7 Auburn at No.9 Florida
Kent State at No. 8 Wisconsin
Bowling Green at No. 10 Notre Dame
No. 11 Texas at West Virginia
Purdue at No. 12 Penn State
California at No. 13 Oregon
No. 14 Iowa at Michigan
No. 15 Washington at Stanford
No. 16 Boise State at UNLV

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 5: games played through September 28

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (5-0) 696 22 2
2. Clemson (5-0) 630 12 1
3. Ohio State (5-0) 608 5 5
4. Georgia (4-0) 606 1 3
5. LSU (4-0) 604 4 4
6. Oklahoma (4-0) 544 1 6
7. Auburn (5-0) 485 1 7
8. Wisconsin (4-0) 398 8
9. Florida (5-0) 319 9
10. Notre Dame (3-1) 308 11
11. Texas (3-1) 276 10
12. Penn State (4-0) 254 13
13. Oregon (3-1) 206 12
14. Iowa (4-0) 113 14
15. Washington (4-1) 70 N/A
16. Boise State (4-0) 59 16

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Utah (32), Michigan (10), Texas A&M (7), UCF (5), Arizona State (5), Oklahoma State (3), Iowa State (3), Memphis (3), Baylor (3), Michigan State (2), California (2), Wake Forest (2), SMU (2), Minnesota (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.

ABOUT THE FWAA: The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,300 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 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 www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.