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Week 4 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Sept. 25
Defending national champion Alabama remains No. 1; Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan and Clemson round out top five in Week 4 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 9/25/2016 11:26:00 AM
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-Alabama remained atop the poll for a fifth straight week and had the same number of first-place votes (41) as last week. Louisville also collected four first-place votes as it did last week. The top seven teams in the poll remained in the same order.

-Michigan State, at No. 9 a week ago, fell out of the poll after a home loss to Wisconsin, which moved into the No. 8 spot. Georgia and Arkansas both fell out of the poll after losses. Unbeatens Baylor and Nebraska entered the poll for the first time after victories over Oklahoma State and Northwestern, respectively. After beating Georgia, Ole Miss is back in the poll.

-The ACC, SEC and Big Ten account for three-fourths of the poll with four teams each. The Pac-12 has two and the American and Big 12 one each.

Key Games in Week 5: Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama; Rutgers at No. 2 Ohio State; No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson; No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan; Connecticut at No. 6 Houston (Thursday); No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington (Friday); No. 9 Texas A&M at South Carolina; No. 11 Tennessee at Georgia; North Carolina at No. 12 Florida State; No. 13 Miami (Fla.) at Georgia Tech; No. 14 Baylor at Iowa State; Illinois at No. 15 Nebraska; Memphis at No. 16 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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