Super 16 Poll: Week 12
Top Five Remain Unchanged
Alabama continued its reign as No. 1 with all 51 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide was followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma at Nos. 2-6. West Virginia, after losing to unranked Oklahoma State, fell from seventh to 11th. Washington State, LSU, UCF and Ohio State rounded out the first 10.
After Syracuse lost decisively to Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium, the Orange dropped out of the poll. Washington re-entered the poll at No. 16 as the only new team, leaving 15 of 16 teams from last week in the poll. UCF, which posted an impressive victory over Cincinnati, moved up to No. 9, passing Ohio State.
The SEC led all leagues with four teams. The Big Ten and Big 12 had three each. The Pac-12 had two. The ACC, the American Athletic, Independents and Mountain West had one each.
South Carolina at No. 2 Clemson
No. 3 Notre Dame at USC
No. 4 Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State
Georgia Tech at No. 5 Georgia
No. 6 Oklahoma at No. 11 West Virginia (Friday)
No. 16 Washington at No. 7 Washington State (Friday)
No. 8 LSU at Texas A&M
No. 9 UCF at USF (Friday)
No. 12 Texas at Kansas (Friday)
No. 13 Florida at Florida State
Maryland at No. 14 Penn State
No. 15 Utah State at Boise State