NOTE: CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove is among the voters.
Top-ranked Alabama received 40 first-place votes and easily held on to the No. 1 spot in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 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
Voters in the poll consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective.
Congrove's top 5 this week had Clemson No. 1, followed by Alabama, Penn State, Oklahoma and USC. The rest of his ballot had Wisconsin 6th, followed by TCU, Georgia, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Washington, Michigan, Washington State, Miami (Fla.), Auburn, and USF.
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Louisville (62), Notre Dame (20), Utah (16), San Diego State (15), Florida (13), Mississippi State (12), South Florida (10), Stanford (7), Florida State (6), Iowa (4), West Virginia (1), North Carolina State (1), Oregon (1).
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).