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Week 1 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll – Sept. 5  National Football Foundation

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (1-0) 751 46 1
2. Ohio State (1-0) 675 2
3. Clemson (1-0) 608 1 5
4. Penn State (1-0) 564 6
5. Oklahoma (1-0) 504 7
6. USC (1-0) 466 4
7. Michigan (1-0) 428 11
8. Florida State (0-1) 375 3
9. Washington (1-0) 353 8
10. Oklahoma State (1-0) 338 10
11. Wisconsin (1-0) 278 12
12. Auburn (1-0) 276 9
13. LSU (1-0) 223 13
14. Stanford (1-0) 198 14
15. Georgia (1-0) 124 15
16. Louisville (1-0) 72 16

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Miami [FL] (49), Virginia Tech (47), Florida (16), TCU (11), Washington State (8), UCLA (7), Oregon (6), Notre Dame (4), Tennessee (4), Kansas State (3), Utah (3), Colorado (1).

NOTES
-Top-ranked Alabama, after a 24-7 victory over Florida State, strengthened its lead  on top of the poll. The Crimson Tide received first-place votes in all but one ballot. The major move was Florida State dropping from third to eighth after the loss to the Crimson Tide.

-Ohio State stayed at No. 2 and Clemson moved into the third spot. USC, after a close victory over Western Michigan, fell two spots to No. 6. Michigan, after an impressive victory over Florida, made the big  leap from 11th to seventh.

-The same 16 teams were ranked as in the preseason poll; the Seminoles were the only team to lose.

-The SEC and Big Ten each had four teams in the poll. The ACC and Pac-12 three each. The Big 12 had two teams.

KEY GAMES THIS WEEK: Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama; No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State; Louisiana-Monroe at No.8 Florida State; No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC; No. 12 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson; Pitt at No. 4 Penn State; Montana at No.9 Washington;  No. 10 Oklahoma State at South Alabama (Friday); Cincinnati at No. 7 Michigan; Florida Atlantic at No. 11 Wisconsin; Chattanooga at No. 13 LSU; No. 15 Georgia at Notre Dame; No. 16 Louisville at North Carolina.

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 Sunday of the 2017 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first poll will be released Tuesday, Sept. 5 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Dec. 3. 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.