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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll -- WEEK 8 (Oct. 25)
Ohio State retains top spot as five teams receive first-place votes; Baylor, TCU, LSU and Clemson round out top five in Week 8 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 10/25/2015 10:00:00 AM
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- Ohio State held the top spot for the eighth straight week of the regular season and strengthened its lead over No. 2 Baylor. The Buckeyes received 25 first-place votes to Baylor's six. Other unbeaten teams, TCU, LSU and Clemson, also received first-place votes. Unbeaten Michigan State checked in at No. 6.

- Idle Michigan and Texas A&M both dropped out of the poll and were replaced by Oklahoma and first-time Super 16 team, Memphis.

- The Big 12 leads all conferences with four teams in the poll. The SEC and Big 10 have three each; the Pac-12 and ACC, two each.  The American Athletic Conference has one team. Independent Notre Dame rounds out the poll.

- This week's key games:   West Virginia at No. 3 TCU (Thursday),  No. 5 Clemson at North Carolina State, No. 8 Stanford  at Washington State, No. 9 Notre Dame at Temple, No. 10 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, Maryland at  No. 11 Iowa,  No. 12 Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville), Oregon State at No. 13 Utah, No. 14 Oklahoma at Kansas,  Syracuse at No. 15 Florida State, Tulane at No. 16 Memphis.

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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