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Week 3 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Sept. 17
Alabama remains No. 1 with 37 first-place votes while Clemson is just behind them at No. 2 with nine first-place votes. Oklahoma, Penn State and USC round out top five in Week 3.
Published: 9/17/2017 11:30:00 AM

TEAM

POINTS

FIRST-PLACE VOTES

LAST WEEK'S RANK

1.

Alabama

738

37

1

2.

Clemson

691

9

3

3.

Oklahoma

664

1

2

4.

Penn State

584

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4

5.

USC

495

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5

6.

Oklahoma State

478

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8

7.

Washington

447

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7

8.

Michigan

421

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6

9.

Wisconsin

369

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10

10.

Ohio State

343

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9

11.

Florida State

281

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11

12.

Georgia

263

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12

13.

Virginia Tech

149

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N/A

14.

Mississippi State

119

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N/A

15.

Auburn

89

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15

16.

TCU

74

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N/A




































OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Miami [Fla.] (66), Louisville (41), Oregon (26), Washington State (19), Florida (15), Duke (5), San Diego State (4), Stanford (4), USF (3), Vanderbilt (3), Notre Dame (1).



Click here for a PDF of the 2017 Week 3 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

-Alabama remained No. 1, but received seven fewer first-place votes than in Week 2. Clemson traded places with Oklahoma by picking up nine first-place votes following an impressive victory at Louisville (47-21).

-There was little movement in the first 12 places after that. Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and TCU each moved into the poll for the first time this season as LSU, Louisville (after losses) and idle Miami (Fla.) dropped out.

-The Big Ten and SEC had four teams each in the Poll. The ACC and Big 12 had three each and the Pac-12 had two.

KEY GAMES THIS WEEK:  No. 1 Alabama at Vanderbilt; Boston College at No. 2 Clemson; No.3 Oklahoma at Baylor; No. 4 Penn State at Iowa; No. 5 USC at California; No. 16 TCU at No. 6 Oklahoma State; No. 7 Washington at Colorado; No. 8 Michigan at Purdue; UNLV at No. 10 Ohio State; North Carolina State at No. 11 Florida State; No. 14 Mississippi State at No. 12 Georgia; Old Dominion at No. 13 Virginia Tech; No. 15 Auburn 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 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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