FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 3 (Sept. 17, 2018)

Alabama Continues Dominance with No. 1 Ranking in Week 3 of Super 16 Poll.  Georgia, Clemson Ohio State and Oklahoma Complete Top Five in Week 3.






Alabama remained No. 1, receiving all but four first-place votes. Georgia, Clemson and LSU split the other four first-place votes. But Georgia moved into the No. 2 spot by a seven-point margin over Clemson, which fell to No. 3. Ohio State, which beat TCU on Saturday, stayed at No. 4.

Auburn dropped from No. 6  to No. 10 after losing a home game to LSU, which is now in the sixth slot. Wisconsin, which was No. 7 last week, fell completely out of the poll after losing to unranked BYU in Madison. Oklahoma State entered the poll at No. 15 after recording a big home victory over Boise State.

The SEC has five teams in the poll, followed by the Big 12 with four. The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 have two each. There is one  independent.


Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama; No. 2 Georgia at Missouri; No. 3 Clemson at Georgia Tech; Tulane at No. 4 Ohio State; Army at No. 5 Oklahoma; Louisiana Tech at No. 6 LSU; No. 7 Stanford at Oregon; No. 8 Penn State at Illinois (Friday night); No. 8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest; Arkansas at No. 10 Auburn; Arizona State at No. 11 Washington; No. 12 Virginia Tech at Old Dominion; No. 13 Mississippi State at Kentucky; Kansas State at No. 14 West Virginia; Texas Tech at No.15 Oklahoma State; and No. 16 TCU at Texas.

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 2018 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 4 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 2. 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.