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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll -- WEEK 5 (Oct. 4)
Ohio State retains top spot as seven teams receive first-place votes; TCU, Baylor, Michigan State and LSU round out top five in Week 5 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 10/4/2015 11:25:00 AM
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Ohio State remained as the No. 1 team, but received seven fewer first-place votes (22)  after its narrow victory at Indiana. Michigan State fell from No. 2 to No. 4 after getting by Purdue. Six other teams received first-place votes, with Baylor and Utah each getting four first-place votes.

Georgia, No. 6 last week, fell completely out of the poll after losing to Alabama. Mississippi dropped from No. 3 to No. 14 after losing to Florida. Notre Dame, No. 7 last week, fell to No. 15 after losing at Clemson, which jumped six spots to No. 7.

Utah was idle on Saturday, but jumped up six spots to No. 6. Florida entered the poll for the first time at No. 12 as did Stanford at No. 16.

The SEC leads all conferences with five teams. The Big Ten and the Big 12 have three each, including the top four teams in this week's poll. The ACC and Pac-12 have two each and Notre Dame is the lone independent. 

This week’s top games include: Maryland at No. 1 Ohio State; No. 2 TCU at Kansas State; No. 3 Baylor at Kansas; No. 4 Michigan State at Rutgers; No. 5 LSU at South Carolina; California at No. 6 Utah; Georgia Tech at No. 7 Clemson; Arkansas at No. 8 Alabama; Miami (Fla.) at No. 10 Florida State; No. 11 Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas); No. 12 Florida at Missouri; No. 13 Northwestern at Michigan; New Mexico State at No. 14 Mississippi; Navy at No. 15 Notre Dame.

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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