The FWAA and the National Football Foundation Partner For 6th Season on Super 16 Poll

August 13, 2019 by Courtesy NFF

IRVING, Texas (Aug. 13, 2019) - The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will partner for the sixth consecutive year to conduct The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, the organizations' weekly major-college football poll.'s Dave Congrove was invited to participate for a second straight season.

The results will be released by 12:30 p.m. ET each Sunday of the 2019 regular season, and the plans include a preseason poll on Aug. 19. The first poll of the regular season will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to account for the games that will be played on Labor Day. The last poll will be released Sunday, Dec. 8, the day after the conference championship games. There is no final poll after the bowl games, but the NFF will award its historic MacArthur Bowl National Championship Trophy to the winner of the College Football Playoff National Championship.

"We are proud to continue our partnership with the FWAA on the Super 16 Poll," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "We received lots of positive feedback during the past five seasons from fans on how much they enjoyed the poll. We believe that our voters offer an extremely credible set of opinions, and we hope that the combined respect of both our organizations will continue to provide a compelling reference point for fans to follow during the season."

The voters in the poll consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers. The poll aims to draw on the vast knowledge of the nation's top journalists with extensive experience covering college football in combination with some of the greatest legends to have ever played or coached the game.

"We are extremely excited to continue the Super 16 Poll and partner with the National Football Foundation," said 2019 FWAA President Matt Fortuna, a writer for The Athletic who votes in the poll. "We have had a great experience with the poll, and we look forward to extending it for another year. Our poll includes some of the most knowledgeable and objective college football minds in the country, and we believe it has developed into a compelling instrument for ranking the best teams in the country."

The decision to conduct the poll was made by the boards of both organizations at the conclusion of the 2013 season and the end of the Bowl Championship Series, building on a relationship that stretches back to the 1940s when both groups were founded. The 2019 poll will tally the votes of 46 individuals (38 from the FWAA and eight Hall of Famers) on a weekly basis, ranking the top 16 teams in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

The names and affiliations of the 2019 voters are listed below, and their individual rankings will again be made public each week during the season. The FWAA voters, all current or past writers of national stature, are selected to ensure balanced-geographical representation. The NFF voters, comprised of Hall of Fame players and coaches, also add to the diversity of perspectives, coming from different conferences and regions of the country.


Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nicole Auerbach The Athletic
Zach Barnett,
Tony Barnhart, SEC Network, TMG College Sports
Brett Beaird, WYTK Radio 93.9 FM The Score (AL)
Tom Beck, 2004 College Football Hall of Famer - Coach
Ryan Black, The Manhattan Mercury (KS)
Mark Blaudschun, TMG College Sports
Chip Brown Horns,, AM 1300 The Zone
Dave Congrove,
Gene Duffey, Houston-Based Freelancer
Chris Dufresne, TMG College Sports
Jon Finkel, Author and Co-Host of the Life of Dad Show
Bryan Fischer, NBC Sports College Football Talk
Pete Fiutak,
Matt Fortuna, The Athletic
Mike Griffith, AJC-DawgNation
Dan Harralson, Vols Wire/USA Today Network
Steve Helwagen, Bucknuts Media Network
Ron Higgins,
Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
John Hoover, KRXO Radio/The Franchise (OK)
Brett Hudson, Matt Wyatt Media (MS)
Adam Hunsucker, Monroe News-Star (LA)
Johnnie Johnson, 2007 College Football Hall of Famer - Texas
Cody Kellner, Cody Kellner Points Index
Kelly Lyell, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Rudy Martzke, USA Today (Retired)
Kevin McGuire, NBC Sports College Football Talk
Don McPherson, 2008 College Football Hall of Famer - Syracuse
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register
Matt Roberson, Jonesboro Sun (AR)
Bill Royce, 2016 College Football Hall of Famer - Ashland (OH)
Barrett Sallee,, SiriusXM
Mike'l Severe, 1620 The Zone
Dan Sileo, Sports Radio Host
Audrey Snyder, The Athletic (Penn State)
Phil Steele, ESPN, Phil Steele Publications
Patrick Stevens, The Athletic Baltimore
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press (VA)
Mel Tjeerdsma, 2018 College Football Hall of Famer - Coach
John Wagner, Toledo Blade(Retired)
Wesley Walls, 2014 College Football Hall of Famer - Mississippi
Dick Weiss, Blue Star Media
Reggie Williams, 2007 College Football Hall of Famer - Dartmouth
Scott Woerner, 2016 College Football Hall of Famer - Georgia

2019 FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll Release Schedule

Aug. 19 - Preseason Rankings
Sept. 3 - Week 1 Rankings (Tuesday)
Sept. 8 - Week 2 Rankings
Sept. 15 - Week 3 Rankings
Sept. 22 - Week 4 Rankings
Sept. 29 - Week 5 Rankings
Oct. 6 - Week 6 Rankings
Oct. 13 - Week 7 Rankings
Oct. 20 - Week 8 Rankings
Oct. 27 - Week 9 Rankings
Nov. 3 - Week 10 Rankings
Nov. 10 - Week 11 Rankings
Nov. 17 - Week 12 Rankings
Nov. 24 - Week 13 Rankings
Dec. 1 - Week 14 Rankings
Dec. 8 - Week 15 Rankings