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Week 3 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Sept. 18
Defending national champion Alabama remains No. 1; Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan and Clemson round out top five in Week 3 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 9/18/2016 11:30:00 AM
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-Alabama remained atop the poll for a fourth time. Louisville jumped up to No. 3 after its victory over ACC rival Florida State, which fell to No. 13 after losing its first game of the season to the Cardinals.

-Texas and Oklahoma lost to Cal and Ohio State, respectively, and both dropped out of the poll. That left the Big 12 Conference without any teams in the Super 16. Ohio State moved up to No. 2 after its victory over the Sooners in Norman. Miami (Fla.) and Arkansas both entered the Super 16 poll for the first time this season.

-The SEC led all conferences with five teams. The Big Ten and ACC had four each. The Pac-12 had two and the American one.

Key Games in Week 4: Kent State at No. 1 Alabama; No. 3 Louisville at Marshall; Penn State at No. 4 Michigan; No.5 Clemson at Georgia Tech (Thursday); No. 6 Houston at Texas State; No. 7 Stanford at UCLA; No.8 Washington at Arizona; No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 9 Michigan State; No. 10 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Arkansas (Arlington, Texas); Florida at No. 12 Tennessee; No. 13 Florida State at South Florida; No. 14 Georgia at Ole Miss.

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.

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