FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 7 (Oct. 15, 2018)

Alabama Marches Forward With No. 1 Super 16 Poll Ranking


Ohio State, Clemson are joined in Top Four by Notre Dame. LSU rounds out Top Five.






Alabama remained No. 1 in the poll, receiving 50 of a possible 51 votes. But a major reshuffling occurred behind the Crimson Tide as four teams in the Top 10 of the poll lost this past Saturday.


Georgia fell at LSU and dropped six spots to No. 8. West Virginia was upset at Iowa State, falling seven spots to No. 13. Penn State dropped completely out of the poll after their home loss to Michigan State. And Washington dropped to No. 15 after suffering a road defeat at Oregon.


Ohio State moved into the No. 2 slot, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan and Texas in the Nos. 3-7 spots. Wisconsin and Miami (Fla.) dropped from the poll after road losses. They were replaced by Oregon and North Carolina State. Both of those teams land in the poll for the first time this season.


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


Games This Week:

No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee; No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue; No. 3 Clemson at No. 16 North Carolina State; No.4 Notre Dame vs, Navy (San Diego); Mississippi State at No. 5 LSU; No. 6 Michigan at Michigan State; No. 9 Oklahoma at TCU; No. 10 UCF at East Carolina; No. 12 Oregon at Washington State; Vanderbilt at No. 14 Kentucky; Colorado at No. 15 Washington.


No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 Georgia, No. 11 Florida and No. 13 West Virginia have Week 8 off.

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.