Super 16 Poll: Week 9
Changes are a’comin as Top 16 teams face off this weekend!
The top five places in the poll remained the same. The top-ranked Crimson Tide led Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan in order. No. 6 Texas, however, slid all the way to No. 15 after losing to unranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Alabama received 50 of a possible 51 first-place votes. LSU received the other first-place vote.
With five ranked teams idle (No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Michigan, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 9 UCF), only minor changes occurred in the poll after the Longhorns’ fall. Florida’s lopsided loss to Georgia dropped the Gators from No. 10 to No. 14. Washington State advanced from No. 14 to No. 10 after a road win against Stanford. Texas A&M and Washington both dropped away games, falling out of the poll. They were replaced by Penn State, who returns to the poll after a two week absence, at No. 13, and Utah, who appears for the first time in the poll this season, at No. 16.
Louisville at No. 2 Clemson
No. 3 Notre Dame at Northwestern
No. 13 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan
No. 6 Georgia at No. 11 Kentucky
No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Nebraska at No. 8 Ohio State
Temple at No. 9 UCF (Thurs.)
Cal at No. 10 Washington State
No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas
Missouri at No. 14 Florida
No. 16 Utah at Arizona State