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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll -- WEEK 9 (Nov. 1)
Ohio State retains top spot as five teams receive first-place votes; Baylor, TCU, Clemson and LSU round out top five in Week 9 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 11/1/2015 11:30:00 AM
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-Top-ranked Ohio State was idle, but remained at the top of the poll. The unbeaten Buckeyes held a 56-point lead over No. 2 Baylor, which also had an off week. The Buckeyes registered a 45-point lead a week ago. The same 16 teams were ranked this week. No team dropped out or came into the poll. There was only minor juggling of teams ranked. But there are three big matchups of ranked teams this week.

-The Big 12 led all conferences with four teams in the poll. The Big Ten and the SEC had three each. The ACC and Pac-12 had two each. One team from the American Athletic Conference  and independent Notre Dame round out the poll.

Top games this week include: Minnesota at No. 1 Ohio State; No. 2 Baylor at Kansas State (Thurs.); No. 3 TCU at No. 11 Oklahoma State; No. 15 Florida State at No. 4 Clemson; No. 5 LSU at No. 7 Alabama; No. 6 Michigan State at Nebraska; No. 8 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh; Vanderbilt at No. 9 Florida; No. 10 Stanford at Colorado; No. 12 Iowa at Indiana; No. 13 Utah at Washington; Iowa State at No. 14 Oklahoma; Navy 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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