FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll — Week 4 (Sept. 24, 2018)

Alabama Maintains Firm Grip on No. 1 in Super 16 Poll for Fourth Consecutive Week

 

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

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Alabama remained No. 1 after a decisive victory over Texas A&M, receiving 49 of a possible 51 first-place votes. The first four teams remained in the same order with Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State next. Only minor shuffling  occurred with Nos. 5 to 11.

 

West Virginia moved from No. 14 to No. 12 as four teams dropped out of the poll after losses. Virginia Tech was upset by Old Dominion. Mississippi State fell to Kentucky. Oklahoma State dropped a home game to Texas Tech. And TCU lost at Texas. Those teams were replaced Nos. 13 to 16 by Michigan, UCF, Wisconsin and Kentucky. With a 4-0 start, Kentucky appears for the first time ever in the five-year history of the Super 16 Poll.

 

The SEC leads all conferences with five teams in the poll, followed by the Big Ten (four), Big 12 (two), Pac-12 (two) and the ACC, the American and Independents one team each.

 

Games This Week:

Louisiana at No. 1 Alabama; Tennessee at  No. 2 Georgia; Syracuse at No. 3 Clemson; No. 4 Ohio State at No. 8 Penn State;  Mississippi at No. 5 LSU; Baylor at No. 6 Oklahoma; No. 7 Stanford at No. 9 Notre Dame; Southern Mississippi at No. 10 Auburn; BYU at No. 11 Washington; No. 12 West Virginia at Texas Tech; No.13 Michigan at Northwestern; Pitt at No. 14 UCF; and South Carolina at No. 16 Kentucky.

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.