5 SEC teams featured in Week 8 'Super 16' poll
It was a good week for the SEC in the Super 16, the poll put out by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF).
Georgia, on a bye in Week 8, remained on top, picking up all the first-place votes. Alabama moved up two spots to No. 2 after defeating rival Tennessee by 28 points. Ole Miss is also in the top 10, moving three spots to No. 9 after defeating rival LSU. Kentucky moved up a spot to No. 13 while on a bye. Texas A&M re-entered the poll at No. 15 after a lopsided win over South Carolina.
With Penn State dropping out of the poll, the SEC now leads all conferences with 5 teams, followed by the Big Ten with 4 teams and the ACC and Big 12 with 2 teams each. The American, Independents and Pac-12 have one ranked program each.
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|5.||Ohio State (6-1)||639||5|
|7.||Michigan State (7-0)||505||7|
|9.||Ole Miss (6-1)||381||12|
|11.||Notre Dame (6-1)||295||13|
|12.||Wake Forest (7-0)||218||16|
|14.||Oklahoma State (6-1)||140||8|
|15.||Texas A&M (6-2)||124||N/A|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Penn State (41), Baylor (35), SMU (26), Auburn (18), Iowa State (14), San Diego State (14), Central Michigan (10), Arizona State (6), UTSA (4), Arkansas (3), NC State (1).
The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll was established at the conclusion of the 2013 season. Voters rank the top 16 teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, and the results are released on Sundays during the college football season. The pollsters consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers. The FWAA-NFF boasts a “balanced-geographical perspective” for the Super 16.