FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 6 (Oct. 8, 2018)

Alabama’s Reign at No. 1 in Super 16 Poll Holds Fast After Week 6


Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson are joined in the Top 5 by Notre Dame.






This week, Alabama held firm in the top spot as did the next three slots, with Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson at No. 2 through No. 4. Notre Dame claimed the fifth spot. West Virginia climbed to No. 6 after LSU fell at Florida and Oklahoma lost to Texas in Dallas. LSU dropped to 12th and Oklahoma slid to No. 11.

With a fifth straight victory, Texas made a big move from outside the poll to No. 9. Auburn was No. 9 last week, but fell completely out of the poll after losing to Mississippi State. Stanford and Kentucky both lost and were replaced by Florida and Miami (Fla,).

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


Games This Week:

Missouri at No. 1 Alabama; No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU; Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State; Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame; No. 6 West Virginia at Iowa State; Michigan State at No. 7 Penn State; No. 8 Washington at Oregon; No. 10 UCF at Memphis; No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan; No. 14 Florida at Vanderbilt; No. 16 Miami (Fla.) at Virginia. 

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.