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Alabama runs wire to wire as No. 1 team in Super 16 poll

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Another year of the Super 16 Poll from the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation is officially in the books, and Alabama ends the year right where they started it. Alabama went wire-to-wire in the Super 16 poll as the number one team in the poll, just as the Tide will have done in the AP and coaches polls.

Championship weekend in college football yielded few changes to the poll this week, although there was some minor shuffling as a result of some of the outcomes.

This week’s Super 16 poll includes the same 16 teams that were ranked a week ago, which was mostly to be expected given the conclusion of the regular season pretty much settled most of the rankings. There was only some slight changed in the ranking with No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Georgia swapping places in the ranking. No. 6 Ohio State remained in the same spot they were a week ago. No. 12 Texas dropped three spots following their loss to the Sooners, allowing No. 9 Washington, No. 10 LSU, and No. 11 Florida to move up in the rankings. LSU actually moved one spot ahead of Florida in the process as well.

Here is the final Super 16 poll of the season:

  1. Alabama (49 first-place votes)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Georgia
  6. Ohio State
  7. UCF
  8. Michigan
  9. Washington
  10. LSU
  11. Florida
  12. Texas
  13. Penn State
  14. Washington State
  15. West Virginia
  16. Kentucky

Three voters in the Super 16 poll are contributors to College Football Talk: Zach Barnett, Bryan Fischer, and myself (Kevin McGuire).

Ohio State moves up in Super 16 poll

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Scoring 62 points on one of the top defenses in the nation will do a lot for how voters view a particular team. After dropping 62 points on Michigan on Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes made the most noticeable jump in the polls this week, including the latest Super 16 Poll from the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation.

The Buckeyes moved up four spots to No. 6 in this week’s poll, but they remained behind No. 5 Oklahoma just as they did in the AP Top 25 and the coaches poll this week. Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 in the poll this week with all 51 available first-place votes. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson and Notre Dame, and No. 4 Georgia moved up a spot with Michigan dropping to No. 8.

No. 7 UCF moved up two spots in the poll following their win against South Florida, despite the loss of quarterback McKenzie Milton. Even though the Knights moved up two spots, they still managed to be passed by the Buckeyes.

Here is this week’s Super 16 poll:

  1. Alabama (51 first-place votes)
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Georgia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Ohio State
  7. UCF
  8. Michigan
  9. Texas
  10. Washington
  11. Florida
  12. LSU
  13. Washington State
  14. Penn State
  15. West Virginia
  16. Kentucky

As a disclaimer, three contributors to College Football Talk have ballots in the Super 16 Poll: Zach Barnett, Bryan Fischer, and myself (Kevin McGuire).

Alabama remains unanimous No. 1 in Super 16 Poll; UCF cracks top 10

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After a somewhat quiet week of college football for the top teams in the Super 16 poll, there was minimal change to the top 10 this week. The Super 16 Poll from the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation once again sees Alabama claiming the top spot with all 51 first-place votes from the collective voters this week.

Alabama is followed by the same teams in the same order they were last week with Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia, and Oklahoma not moving this week. At No. 7, Washington State moved up one spot. West Virginia fell from the seventh spot down to No. 11 after a road loss at Oklahoma State last weekend. The Mountaineers dropping allowed No. 8 LSU and No. 9 UCF to move up two spots. No. 10 Ohio State dropped one spot after having to survive an overtime shootout at Maryland over the weekend.

No. 16 Washington returned to the Super 16 this week to round out the poll. The Huskies trail Texas, Florida, and Penn State, who all moved up this week. No. 15 Utah State fell one spot after escaping an upset bid at Colorado State on a Hail Mary that didn’t count because the receiver stepped out of bounds on the final play of the game.

Here is this week’s full Super 16 Poll, with first-place votes noted.

  1. Alabama (51)
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Washington State
  8. LSU
  9. UCF
  10. Ohio State
  11. West Virginia
  12. Texas
  13. Florida
  14. Penn State
  15. Utah State
  16. Washington

As a regular disclaimer, three contributors to College Football Talk are Super 16 voters; Zach Barnett, Bryan Fischer, and myself (Kevin McGuire).

Super 16 Poll sees few changes after relatively calm week for top teams

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Without much to cause a disturbance in the force among the top teams in college football this weekend, the weekly Super 16 poll from the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation yielded little changes to speak of this week, at least within the top 11 spots.

Alabama remained a unanimous No. 1 in the Super 16 poll for a second straight week. The No. 2 through No. 7 spots remained unchanged behind the Tide; Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia, Oklahoma, and West Virginia in that order. No. 8 Washington State flipped spots with No. 9 Ohio State this week, while No. 10 LSU and No. 11 UCF remained in their spots from last week.

Syracuse and Texas each moved up within the Super 16 this week, and No. 14 Utah State, No. 15 Florida, and No. 16 Penn State round out the poll by cracking the top 16 after not being in it the previous week. Kentucky, Mississippi State and Boston College all fell out of the top 16 spots in the voting.

Here is this week’s Super 16 poll:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. West Virginia
  8. Washington State
  9. Ohio State
  10. LSU
  11. UCF
  12. Syracuse
  13. Texas
  14. Utah State
  15. Florida
  16. Penn State

As a regular disclaimer, three contributors to College Football Talk vote in this particular poll; Zach Barnett, Bryan Fischer and myself (Kevin McGuire).

Alabama is unanimous No. 1 in latest Super 16 Poll

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Surprise,m surprise. Alabama is the top-ranked team in the Super 16 Poll from the Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation once again. The Crimson Tide have held firmly on to the top spot in the weekly power poll all season long and there appears to be little standing in the way of changing that coming down the home stretch of the college football regular season.

Alabama received all 51 available first-place votes in the poll this week after blanking No. 10 LSU (was No. 4) in Baton Rouge 29-0. Alabama is followed by No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame. Both the ACC frontrunner and Fighting Irish remained in the same position as a week ago. Moving up one spot in the poll this week were No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Oklahoma.

No. 7 West Virginia made a big move following their road win at Texas by jumping up five spots from last week. Despite remaining undefeated, No. 11 UCF fell two spots amid some shuffling of the Super 16 poll. The Knights were bumped down by a rising No. 9 Washington State (was No. 10) and a falling LSU.

Three newcomers to the poll this week included No. 13 Syracuse, No. 14 Mississippi State and No. 16 Boston College.

Here is this week’s full Super 16 Poll:

  1. Alabama (51)
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. West Virginia
  8. Ohio State
  9. Washington State
  10. LSU
  11. UCF
  12. Kentucky
  13. Syracuse
  14. Mississippi State
  15. Texas
  16. Boston College

As a disclaimer, three contributors to College Football Talk vote in the Super 16 poll: Zach Barnett, Brian Fischer, and myself (Kevin McGuire).