FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 11 (Nov. 12, 2018)

Alabama Maintains Unanimous No. 1 Super 16 Poll Ranking


Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia hold steady at Nos. 2-5






Top-ranked Alabama once again received all 51 first-place votes this week while the first seven teams in the poll also stayed put. Washington State and Ohio State switched places at Nos. 8-9. LSU and UCF remained at No. 10 and No.11, respectively. Syracuse moved up a spot to No. 12.

Kentucky, Mississippi State and Boston College all dropped out of the poll after suffering losses. Those teams were replaced by Utah State (first-time in the poll this season), Florida and Penn State. Texas moved up two slots to No. 13 after a road victory at Texas Tech.

The SEC led all leagues with four teams in the poll. The Big 12 and Big Ten had three each, and the ACC had two. The American, Independents, Mountain West and Pac-12 had one team each in the poll.


Games This Week:

The Citadel at No. 1 Alabama
Duke at No. 2 Clemson
No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Syracuse (Yankee Stadium)
Indiana at No. 4 Michigan
UMass at No. 5 Georgia
Kansas at No. 6 Oklahoma
No. 7 West Virginia at Oklahoma State
Arizona at No. 8 Washington State
No. 9 Ohio State at Maryland
Rice at No. 10 LSU
Cincinnati at No. 11 UCF
Iowa State at No. 13 Texas
No. 14 Utah State at Colorado State
Idaho at No. 15 Florida
No. 16 Penn State at Rutgers

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.