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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, Week 5: Alabama stays No. 1, Louisville tumbles


Following Week 5 of college football season, 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 remain in the No. 1 sport and the Ohio State Buckeyes hang on at No. 2.

That’s where it all changes.

After defeating the Louisville Cardinals in a matchup of top five teams, the Clemson Tigers have jumped to the No. 3 ranking in the FWAA-NFF poll, while the Cardinals have fallen to No. 8.

Stanford, meanwhile, falls to No. 14 this week after losing to Washington, which jumps from No. 10 to No. 6. Another fall belongs to the Florida State Seminoles, who fall from the poll for the first time this season after losing to North Carolina.

The SEC led all leagues with five teams in the poll. The Big Ten had four teams, the ACC three and the Pac-12 two. The American and Big 12 had one each.

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

  1. Alabama (40)
  2. Ohio State (4)
  3. Clemson (1)
  4. Michigan
  5. Houston
  6. Washington
  7. Louisville
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Tennessee
  10. Miami
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Nebraska
  13. Baylor
  14. Stanford
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Arkansas

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Oklahoma (24), Boise State (19), Florida State (19), North Carolina (18), Colorado (13), Florida (13), West Virginia (13), Utah (6), Virginia Tech (5), Oklahoma State (4), LSU (2), Maryland (2), Western Michigan (2), Air Force (1), California (1), Pittsburgh (1), TCU (1).


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    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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