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Preseason FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Aug. 22
Alabama takes the top spot; Ohio State, Florida State, USC and Clemson round out top five in the Preseason Super 16 Poll.
Published: 8/22/2017 11:25:00 AM

TEAM

POINTS

FIRST-PLACE VOTES

LAST WEEK'S RANK

1.

Alabama

743

39

N/A

2.

Ohio State

679

2

N/A

3.

Florida State

634

3

N/A

4.

USC

540

1

N/A

5.

Clemson

521

2

N/A

6.

Penn State

480

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N/A

7.

Oklahoma

433

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N/A

8.

Washington

432

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N/A

9.

Auburn

284

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N/A

10.

Oklahoma State

277

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N/A

11.

Michigan

267

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12.

Wisconsin

258

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13.

LSU

178

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14.

Stanford

134

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15.

Georgia

126

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N/A

16.

Louisville

120

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Florida (104), Miami [FL] (44), Texas (36), USF (25), Washington State (16), Kansas State (13), TCU (13), UCLA (8), Oregon (7), Northwestern (4), Notre Dame (4), Virginia Tech (4), NC State (3), Tennessee (2), Minnesota (1), Utah (1), West Virginia (1).


Click here for a PDF of the 2017 Preseason FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll.

Click here for a PDF of 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
-The Big Ten and SEC are tied for the most teams in the preseason poll with four each. The ACC and Pac-12 are next with three each while the Big 12 has two teams.

KEY GAMES IN WEEK 1
Sat., Aug. 26: No. 14 Stanford vs. Rice (Sydney, Australia)

Thurs., Aug. 31:
 No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana; Tulsa at No. 10 Oklahoma State

Fri., Sept. 1:
 No. 8 Washington at Rutgers; Utah State at No. 12 Wisconsin

Sat., Sept. 2:
 No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Florida State (Atlanta); Western Michigan at No. 4 USC; Kent State at No. 5 Clemson; Akron at No. 6 Penn State; UTEP at No. 7 Oklahoma; Georgia Southern at No. 9 Auburn; No. 11 Michigan vs. Florida (Arlington, Texas); No. 13 LSU vs. BYU (Houston); Appalachian State at No. 15 Georgia; No. 16 Louisville vs. Purdue (Indianapolis, Ind.)

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 2017 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first poll will be released Tuesday, Sept. 5 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Dec. 3. 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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