Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Michigan top Week 1 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll
Alabama held the No. 1 spot in Week 1 of the rankings, having claimed the position in the Preseason Poll. The Crimson Tide received 32-of-52 first-place votes. Georgia picked up 17 first-place votes, advancing from No. 3 to No. 2 after defeating Oregon, 49-3, in Atlanta. Notre Dame dropped three spots to No. 9 after losing on the road to Ohio State. Utah fell nine spots to the No. 16 ranking after losing to Florida. Oklahoma moved up three spots to No. 6.
Oregon dropped out of the poll completely after losing to Georgia, marking the first time the Ducks failed to appear in the poll since Sept. 3, 2019. NC State also dropped out of the poll despite a 21-20 victory on the road against East Carolina.
No. 10 USC landed its highest ranking since the Trojans took the No. 8 spot on Dec. 3, 2017. Miami’s No. 15 ranking marked the Hurricanes’ highest position since No. 8 on Aug. 20, 2018.
Florida and Arkansas joined the poll for the first time this season, claiming Nos. 12 and 13, respectively.
The SEC leads all conferences with five teams, followed by the Big Ten and Big 12, which had three each. The ACC and Pac-12 each had two and Independents with one.
– Week 1: Games Played Through September 5, 2022 –
TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (1-0) 809 32 1
2. Georgia (1-0) 786 17 3
3. Ohio State (1-0) 740 3 2
4. Michigan (1-0) 587 5
5. Clemson (1-0) 580 4
6. Oklahoma (1-0) 477 9
7. Texas A&M (1-0) 459 8
8. Baylor (1-0) 402 10
9. Notre Dame (0-1) 391 6
10. USC (1-0) 285 13
11. Oklahoma State (1-0) 243 11
12. Florida (1-0) 213 N/A
13. Arkansas (1-0) 177 N/A
14. Michigan State (1-0) 164 15
15. Miami (FL) (1-0) 148 16
16. Utah (0-1) 130 7
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Pittsburgh (89), Wisconsin (84), NC State (74), BYU (45), Florida State (42), Tennessee (32), Ole Miss (26), Texas (25), Penn State (15), Kentucky (13), Mississippi State (9), Oregon (7), Houston (5), Wake Forest (5), UCF (4), Kansas State (3), Minnesota (2), TCU (1).
No. 1 Alabama at Texas
Samford at No. 2 Georgia
Arkansas State at No. 3 Ohio State
Hawaii at No. 4 Michigan
Furman at No. 5 Clemson
Kent State at No. 6 Oklahoma
Appalachian State at No. 7 Texas A&M
No. 8 Baylor at BYU
Marshall at No. 9 Notre Dame
No. 10 USC at Stanford
Arizona State at No. 11 Oklahoma State
Kentucky at No. 12 Florida
South Carolina at No. 13 Arkansas
Akron at No. 14 Michigan State
Southern Mississippi at No. 15 Miami (Fla.)
Southern Utah at No. 16 Utah
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 2022 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 4. 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 computer program designed by Sports Systems, a TicketManager company, to compile the rankings.
ABOUT THE FWAA: Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of journalists, broadcasters, publicists, photographers and key executives in all areas of college football. The FWAA works to govern media access and gameday operations while presenting awards and honors, including an annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its programs and initiatives, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 214-870-6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork.
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