FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 9 (Oct. 29, 2018)

Alabama Commands No. 1 Super 16 Ranking 

for Ninth Straight Week


Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan remain in No. 2 to No. 5 spots.






The top five places in the poll remained the same. The top-ranked Crimson Tide led Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan in order. No. 6 Texas, however, slid all the way to No. 15 after losing to unranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Alabama received 50 of a possible 51 first-place votes. LSU received the other first-place vote.

With five ranked teams idle (No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Michigan, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 9  UCF), only minor changes occurred in the poll after the Longhorns’ fall. Florida’s lopsided loss to Georgia dropped the Gators from No. 10 to No. 14. Washington State advanced from No. 14 to No. 10 after a road win against Stanford. Texas A&M and Washington both dropped away games, falling out of the poll. They were replaced by Penn State, who returns to the poll after a two week absence, at No. 13, and Utah, who appears for the first time in the poll this season, at No. 16.

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


Games This Week:

No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU
Louisville at No. 2 Clemson
No. 3 Notre Dame at Northwestern
No. 13 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan
No. 6 Georgia at No. 11 Kentucky
No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Nebraska at No. 8 Ohio State
Temple at No. 9 UCF (Thurs.)
Cal at No. 10 Washington State
No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas
Missouri at No. 14 Florida
No. 16 Utah at Arizona 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 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.