Just like the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll this week, the Super 16 Poll from the Football Writers Association and National Football Foundation had some cleaning up to do after a messy Week 7. Of course, when the dust all settled, Alabama remained the runaway team sitting atop the Super 16 Poll, but there were plenty of changes throughout the rest of the poll this week.
Alabama received 50 of 51 first-place votes this week from the voting members of the poll. Notre Dame received the only other first-place vote but the Fighting Irish stand behind Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson.
New appearances in this week’s poll include No. 12 Oregon, No. 14 Kentucky, and No. 16 NC State. All three fill holes in the poll left by Penn State, Wisconsin, and Miami who all fell out of the top 16 this week after suffering their second losses of the year.
Here is this week’s Super 16 Poll:
- Alabama (50 first-place votes)
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame (1)
- West Virginia
- NC State
As a disclaimer, three contributors to College Football Talk are voters in the Super 16 Poll; Zach Barnett, Bryan Fischer and myself (Kevin McGuire).