FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 1: Alabama near unanimous No. 1

Following a wild opening weekend of college football, the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation unveiled the updated FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll.

As you would expect, the Alabama Crimson Tide were the clear No. 1 team in the country after their 52-6 shellacking of USC on Saturday. Alabama received 40 of the 44 first-place votes. Remaining first place votes went to Florida State (2), Clemson and Michigan.

Florida State jumped Clemson for the No. 2 spot, after hauling off 36 straight points to score a come-from-behind victory over Ole Miss.

Rounding out the top five was a pair of Big Ten rivals, Ohio State and Michigan.

LSU was dropped out of the poll for their loss to Wisconsin, while the Badgers, Georgia Bulldogs and Texas Longhorns all jumped into the top 16 after standout wins in their respective season-openers.

The Big Ten leads all conferences with four teams in the poll. The ACC, SEC and Big 12 have three each. The Pac-12 has two and the American has one.

The full poll can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis.

  1. Alabama (40)
  2. Florida State (2)
  3. Clemson (1)
  4. Ohio State
  5. Michigan (1)
  6. Houston
  7. Stanford
  8. Washington
  9. Georgia
  10. Texas
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Michigan State
  13. TCU
  14. Tennessee
  15. Louisville
  16. Oklahoma

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Iowa (102), Notre Dame (98), Texas A&M (86), Ole Miss (67), LSU (53), Oklahoma State (24), Baylor (23), Oregon (16), Miami [Fla.] (15), Florida (3), Boise State (2).

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