Late last month, defending national champion Ohio State was tapped as the top team in the preseason coaches’ poll. As will be the case in the days leading up to the start of the 2015, the reigning champs are tops in yet another meaningless poll.
The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunction with the National Football Foundation and as had previously been confirmed, released its preseason Super 16 poll, with the Buckeyes easily grabbing the No. 1 ranking of 40 voters. 38 of those voters had OSU No. 1 on their ballots.
The lone non-OSU holdouts were Dave Jones of the PA Media group and former Dartmouth linebacker and 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Reggie Williams. The former had TCU at No. 1, while the latter put Alabama in the top spot. Both Jones and Williams, though, had the Buckeyes at No. 2.
And, if you’d like to know the look of the entire initial Super 16 poll, all you have to do is look at the Top 16 in the initial coaches’ poll as every single spot lines up exactly the same, including the Top Five of OSU, CU, ‘Bama, Baylor and Oregon.
Below is the complete coache… errr, FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll. For the complete list of individual ballots, click HERE.