|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|2.||Ohio State (10-1)||666||—||2|
|7.||Penn State (9-2)||433||—||8|
|10.||Oklahoma State (9-2)||247||—||13|
|14.||Florida State (8-3)||99||—||N/A|
|15.||Western Michigan (11-0)||95||—||16|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Nebraska (71), Houston (59), West Virginia (29), Boise State (20), Tennessee (18), Utah (10), Navy (8), LSU (6), Texas A&M (6), Stanford (3), Arkansas (1), North Carolina (1).
Alabama picked up all 45 first-place votes for a second straight week and was followed by No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan as well. But Louisville fell from No. 4 all the way to No. 12 after a road loss at Houston. Clemson moved into No. 4.
LSU, Utah and West Virginia dropped out of the poll after losses. Because the poll actually had 17 teams in it last week because of a tie for 16th, only two new teams are in the poll this week, Florida and Florida State.
The Big Ten had four teams in the poll, followed by three teams each from the ACC, Pac-12 and SEC. The Big 12 had two teams and the Mid-American one.
This Week’s Key Games: No. 16 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama; No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State; South Carolina at No. 4 Clemson; No. 5 Washington at Washington State (Fri.); Minnesota at No. 6 Wisconsin; Michigan State at No. 7 Penn State; Utah at No. 9 Colorado; Notre Dame at No.11 USC; No. 13 Florida at No. 14 Florida State; Toledo at No. 15 Western Michigan (Fri.).
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 2016 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The final poll will be released 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 program designed by Sports Systems to compile the rankings.