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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 5 (Oct. 1, 2018)

Alabama Remains at No. 1 in Super 16 Poll for Fifth Consecutive Week

 

Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson, and LSU round out top five.

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Alabama held firm at No. 1 with 814 points and 49 first-place votes — the exact same totals of a week ago. Georgia was No. 2 with one first-place vote. With its road victory at Penn State, Ohio State moved into the third spot and Clemson, which narrowly beat Syracuse, fell to No. 4. LSU, with the other first-place vote, held at No. 5, along with Oklahoma at No. 6.

Notre Dame, after beating  Stanford, moved up two spots to No. 7, while Stanford slid from No. 7 to No. 13. Despite the loss to the Buckeyes, Penn State remained at No. 8. There was no movement out of the poll with all 16 of the same teams ranked last week remaining in the poll again.

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

 

Games This Week:

No. 1 Alabama at Arkansas; Vanderbilt at No. 2 Georgia; Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State; No. 4 Clemson at Wake Forest; No. 5 LSU at Florida; No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas); No. 7 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech; No. 9 Auburn at Mississippi State; No. 10 Washington at UCLA; Kansas at No. 11 West Virginia; SMU at  No. 12 UCF; Utah at No. 13 Stanford; No. 14 Kentucky at Texas A&M; Maryland at No. 15 Michigan; Nebraska at No. 16 Wisconsin.

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.