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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll -- WEEK 4 (Sept. 27)
Ohio State retains top spot as five teams receive first place votes; Michigan State, Mississippi, TCU and Baylor round out top five in Week 4 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 9/27/2015 11:23:00 AM
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Defending champion Ohio State stayed atop the poll, receiving 29 of the 40 first-place votes. The 29 first-place votes were the same as Ohio State received last week. Fellow Big Ten member Michigan State picked up five first-place votes, one more than a week ago, and remained in second place. Mississippi (4), Notre Dame (1) and LSU (1) picked up the other first-place votes.

Mississippi and TCU switched places at No. 3 and No. 4 from a week ago. The poll held pretty steady with only minor movement. Oregon fell completely out of the poll  after losing to Utah at home. The Utes moved into the poll for the first time this season at No. 12.

The SEC once again led all conferences with five teams in the poll. The Big Ten and Big 12 had three each, the ACC and Pac-12 two each and independent Notre Dame occupied the other spot.

This week’s top games include: No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana; Purdue at No. 2 Michigan State; No. 3 Mississippi at Florida; Texas at No. 4 TCU; Texas Tech vs. No. 5 Baylor (Arlington, Texas); No. 11 Alabama at No. 6 Georgia; No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 13 Clemson; Arizona State at No. 8 UCLA; Eastern Michigan at No. 9 LSU; No. 10 Florida State at Wake Forest; Mississippi State at No. 14 Texas A&M; West Virginia at No. 15 Oklahoma; Minnesota at No. 16 Northwestern.

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 2015 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The final poll will be released Dec. 6. The pollsters consist of FWAA writers, College Football Hall of Famers, NFF Board Members and highly regarded collegiate administrators who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective as well as a diversity of viewpoints from the different roles associated with the game.

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