Super 16 Poll: Week 14
Bama goes to Wire to Wire in the Top Spot
Alabama went wire-to-wire in the Super 16 poll, holding down the No. 1 spot in the pre-season all the way to the conclusion today. In the final poll Alabama received 49 of 51 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide finished with a 13-0 record, followed in the poll by two other unbeatens, No. 2 Clemson (13-0) and No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0).
The major change from a week ago was Georgia slipping out of the top four teams after the loss to Alabama in the SEC title game. The Bulldogs were replaced by No. 4 Oklahoma, which won the Big 12 title with a victory over Texas in the Big 12 title game on Saturday. George fell only one spot to fifth. Ohio State stayed at No. 6 after beating Northwestern in the Big Ten title game. UCF (13-0) also finished unbeaten and stayed at No. 7.
After that there was only minor shuffling of teams in the poll. The same 16 teams ranked this week were ranked last week.
The SEC led all conferences with five teams, followed by the Big Ten and Big 12 with three each. The Pac-12 had two teams, with the ACC, American and Independents one each.