The opening weekend of the 2018 college football season is in the books which means the Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation have revealed the latest FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll. The poll gives us an idea of who the top teams in the country will be when the Associated Press drops its official AP Top 25 later in the day.
Sitting pretty in the top spot is the reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide with 45 of a possible 52 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Georgia remained in their spots, with each team receiving first-place votes — the Tigers earned four and Bulldogs one.
The only other team to receive first-place votes was the No. 6 Auburn Tigers with two.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest Super 16 poll?
The full rankings following Week 1 can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis.
FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll — Week 1
- Alabama (45)
- Clemson (4)
- Ohio State
- Auburn (2)
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Penn State
- West Virginia
- Virginia Tech
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: TCU (121), Mississippi State (80), UCF (38), Michigan (38), Boise State (37), South Carolina (13), Florida (12), Oregon (11), Northwestern (6), Miami, Fla. (5), Florida State (3), Utah (3), BYU (2), Oklahoma State (1), Cincinnati (1), Mississippi (1).
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 Monday of the 2018 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 4 (to account for Labor Day games), and the final poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 2. 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.