National Football Foundation

News Detail

Week 2 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Sept. 11
Defending national champion Alabama takes the top spot with 42 first-place votes; Florida State, Ohio State, Clemson and Michigan round out top five in Week 2 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 9/11/2016 11:30:00 AM
Click here to view the 2016 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll for Week 2.

Click here to view the individual rankings of every voter in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll.

Click here to view the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll archive.

Notes

-Alabama remained atop the poll, receiving 42 of a possible 45 first-place votes after dispatching Western Kentucky. Florida State remained at No. 2 and Clemson and Ohio State swapped places from a week ago.

-There was little dramatic movement in the poll. TCU fell out after a double-overtime home loss to unranked Arkansas. Clemson's narrow victory over Troy caused it to move down a spot. Likewise, Georgia fell six spots from  No. 9 to No. 15 after easing past Nicholls State by two points in Athens. Iowa enters the poll at No.14.

-The Big Ten leads all conferences with five teams. The ACC and SEC have three each, and the Big 12 and Pac-12 have two each. The American had the other team.

Key Games in Week 3: No. 1 Alabama at Ole Miss; No. 2 Florida State at No. 11 Louisville; No. 3 Ohio State at No. 16 Oklahoma; South Carolina State at No. 4 Clemson; Colorado at No. 5 Michigan; No. 6 Houston at Cincinnati (Thursday); USC at No. 7 Stanford: Portland State at No. 8 Washington; No. 9 Texas at California; Georgia State at No. 10 Wisconsin;  Ohio at No. 12 Tennessee; No. 13 Michigan State at Notre Dame; North Dakota State at No. 14 Iowa; No.15 Georgia at Missouri.


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 2016 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The final poll will be released Dec. 4. 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.

FootballMatters.org


Created by the National Football Foundation, FootballMatters.org is the home for storytelling that promotes the power of amateur football.

corporate partners