Polls & Rankings

FFWA-NFF Super 16 Preseason Rankings


The Football Writers Association of American and the National Football Foundation released their 2016 preseason Super 16 poll.


CFN Preseason Rankings

The National Football Foundation and Football Writers Association of American came out with their preseason Super 16 poll ranking the top 16 teams going into the season.

It keeps with the other major preseason polls up top with Alabama No. 1 and Clemson No. 2, but there’s a little more love given to Florida State with four first-place votes, and LSU with three.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Preseason Rankings

1. Alabama 657 (26 first place votes)
2. Clemson 628 (9)
3. Oklahoma 543
4. Florida State 542 (4)
5. LSU 510 (3)
6. Ohio State 468
7. Michigan 404 (1)
8. Stanford 343
9. Tennessee 330
10. Notre Dame 305
11. TCU 172
12. Ole Miss 171
13. Michigan State 168
14. Houston 160
15. Washington 111
16. UCLA 73

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Iowa (67), Georgia (47), Oklahoma State (22), Oregon (21), Baylor (18), USC (16),
Louisville (16), Wisconsin (11), Miami (Fla.) (9), Texas A&M (9), North Carolina (7), Florida (6), Texas (5), Arkansas (4),
Auburn (4), Boise State (1).

Pete Fiutak’s FWAA vote
1. LSU
2. Clemson
3. Florida State
4. Alabama
5. Tennessee
6. Ohio State
7. Oklahoma
8. Michigan
9. Oregon
10. USC
11. Washington
12. Michigan State
13. UCLA
14. Wisconsin
15. Florida
16. Notre Dame

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 Sunday of the 2016 season; the individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first poll will be released Sept. 6 (to account for Labor Day games), and 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.