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Week 8 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll - Oct. 22
Alabama remains unanimous No. 1; Penn State, Georgia, TCU and Wisconsin round out top five in Week 8 Super 16 Poll.
Published: 10/22/2017 11:25:00 AM

TEAM

POINTS

FIRST-PLACE VOTES

LAST WEEK'S RANK

1.

Alabama (8-0)

768

48

1

2.

Penn State (7-0)

707

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3

3.

Georgia (7-0)

680

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2

4.

TCU (7-0)

607

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4

5.

Wisconsin (7-0)

554

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5

6.

Ohio State (6-1)

488

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6

7.

Clemson (6-1)

473

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7

8.

Miami (FL) (6-0)

392

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9

9.

Notre Dame (6-1)

382

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13

10.

Oklahoma (6-1)

374

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8

11.

Oklahoma State (6-1)

268

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10

12.

Washington (6-1)

229

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11

13.

Virginia Tech (6-1)

200

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15

14.

Washington State (7-1)

107

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14

15.

NC State (6-1)

77

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N/A

16.

South Florida (7-0)

52

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N/A




































OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  Michigan State (50), UCF (50), Auburn (37), Stanford (16), LSU (8), USC (4), WVU (2), Arizona (1), Iowa State (1), Michigan (1).


Click here for a PDF of the 2017 Week 8 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

-Top-ranked Alabama, after a dominant home victory over Tennessee, received all 48 first-place votes for a second straight week. Penn State moved up to No. 2 after dispatching Michigan. Idle Georgia dropped a spot to No. 3. TCU, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Clemson held steady at Nos. 4-7. Notre Dame knocked USC out of the poll and moved up to No. 9 after the victory over the Trojans. The Wolverines also dropped out of the poll. Entering the poll for the first time ever were North Carolina State and South Florida.

-The ACC led all conferences with four teams in the poll. The Big Ten and Big 12 had three each and the Pac-12 and SEC two each. The American had one team and the Independents one.

This Week's Key Games:
  No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State; No. 3 Georgia vs. Florida (in Jacksonville, Fla.); No. 4 TCU at Iowa State; No. 5 Wisconsin at Illinois; Georgia Tech at No. 7 Clemson; No. 8 Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina; No. 15 North Carolina State at No. 9 Notre Dame; Texas Tech at No. 10 Oklahoma; No.11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia; UCLA at No. 12 Washington; Duke at No. 13 Virginia Tech; No. 14 Washington State at Arizona; Houston at No. 16 South Florida


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 was 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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