Super 16 Poll – Week 4
Two new teams enter the Top 16, while Bluebloods aim at the top
-Top-ranked Alabama received 40 first-place votes and easily held on to the No. 1 spot in the poll after shutting out Vanderbilt, 59-0, on the road. The Top 5 in the poll did not change, but No. 6 Oklahoma State slipped seven spots after losing to TCU. The Horned Frogs moved up six sports to No. 10.
-Florida State and Mississippi State fell out of the poll after losses and were replaced by Miami (Fla.) and Washington State, the latter of which entered the poll for the first time this season. Georgia also moved up four spots to No. 8 after beating Mississippi State.
-The Big Ten led all conferences with four teams. The ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC each had three teams in the poll.
THIS WEEK’S KEY GAMES: Mississippi at No. 1 Alabama; No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia Tech; Indiana at No. 4 Penn State; No. 5 USC at No. 16 Washington State (Friday); No. 6 Washington at Oregon State; No. 8 Georgia at Tennessee; Northwestern at No. 9 Wisconsin; No. 11 Ohio State at Rutgers; No. 13 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech; Mississippi State at No. 14 Auburn; No. 15 Miami (Fla.) at Duke (Friday).