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Week 5 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Oct. 1
Alabama remains No. 1; Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State and Georgia round out top five in Week 5 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 10/1/2017 11:25:00 AM

TEAM

POINTS

FIRST-PLACE VOTES

LAST WEEK'S RANK

1.

Alabama

753

36

1

2.

Clemson

727

11

2

3.

Oklahoma

643

1

3

4.

Penn State

620

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4

5.

Georgia

524

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8

6.

Washington

510

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6

7.

Michigan

463

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7

8.

Wisconsin

403

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9

9.

TCU

377

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10

10.

Ohio State

335

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11

11.

Washington State

309

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16

12.

Auburn

237

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14

13.

Oklahoma State

160

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13

14.

USC

152

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5

15.

Miami (FL)

142

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15

16.

Louisville

53

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Virginia Tech (26), Notre Dame (25), San Diego State (23), USF (20), Florida (12), Utah (12), UCF (2).



Click here for a PDF of the 2017 Week 5 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 order of the top four teams in the poll remained staticwith Alabama holding onto the top spot. But USC tumbled nine spots to No.14 after a road loss at Washington State. That victory vaulted Washington State to No. 11 after entering the poll last week for the first time. 

Other changes of note include: Virginia Tech falling out of the poll after a home loss to No. 2 Clemson and Georgia moving from No. 8 to No. 5 after shutting out Tennessee in Knoxville. Louisville moved back into the poll at No. 16. Clemson received 11 first-place votes, its most of the season.

The Big Ten led all conferences with four teams (all among the top 10 teams), and The ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC had three each.

This week's key games:  No.1 Alabama at Texas A&M;  Wake Forest at No. 2 Clemson; Iowa State at No. 3 Oklahoma; No. 4 Penn State at Northwestern; No. 5 Georgia at Vanderbilt; California at No. 6 Washington; Michigan State at No. 7 Michigan; No. 8 Wisconsin at Nebraska; West Virginia at No. 9 TCU; Maryland at No. 10 Ohio State; No.11 Washington State at Oregon; Mississippi at No. 12 Auburn; Oregon State at No. 14 USC; No. 15 Miami (Fla.) at Florida State; No. 16 Louisville at North Carolina State (Thurs.).


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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