Week 11 Super 16 Poll: Top 8 Unchanged, Louisville Up to 9, Mizzou To 11

November 12, 2023 by FWAA, NFF, CollegeFootballPoll.com

The top eight teams in the nation remain the same from a week ago after going 8-0 in Week 11.

Georgia picked up 40 of 56 first-place votes and held the No. 1 spot for the 21st week in a row dating back to Oct. 9, 2022 after defeating Ole Miss 52-17 at home.

The poll is administered by the FWAA (Football Writers Association) and the National Football Foundation, and features a geographical mix 56 FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers. CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove has been a member of the panel since since week 4 of the 2017 season.

Last week's No. 9 team, Penn State fell to No. 12 after suffering a 9-point loss at home to Michigan. Louisville advanced two spots to No. 9 after defeating Virginia 31-24 at home, giving the Cardinals their highest position since claiming the No. 4 ranking on Nov. 13, 2016.

Missouri climbed five spots to No. 11 and claimed their highest ranking ever in the Super 16 Poll after a decisive 36-7 win at home against Tennessee.

Last week's No. 13 and No. 14 teams Tennessee and Oklahoma State dropped out of the poll completely after suffering losses in Week 11. They were replaced by Oklahoma and LSU.

The SEC led all conferences with five teams, followed by the Pac-12 with four, the Big Ten with three, the Big 12 and ACC with two each.

An SEC team has been ranked No. 1 in the poll each week, dating back to September 29, 2019, a span of 53 poll weeks.

(SEE: Scores and Picks, Last Week's Poll)

Congrove Ballot

CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove Ballot had his top 8 unchanged with (1) Michigan followed by (2) Florida State, (3) Georgia, (4) Ohio State, (5) Washington, (6) Oregon, (7) Texas, and (8) Alabama. He moved Penn Stated down from 9 to 12, and re-introduced Louisville to his rankings at No. 9. He gave Missouri a boost from 14 to 10, and upped Oklahoma from 12 to 11. Oregon State (13) and North Carolina (16) came in Oklahoma State, Kansas and Tennessee were all removed from his Top 16. Ole Miss dropped from 10 to 14, while James Madison moved up to 15.

FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll

Rank Team Pts. 1st LW
1. Georgia (10-0) 877 40 1
2. Michigan (10-0) 823 11 2
3. Ohio State (10-0) 783 4 3
4. Florida State (10-0) 724 1 4
5. Washington (10-0) 691   5
6. Oregon (9-1) 615   6
7. Texas (9-1) 541   7
8. Alabama (9-1) 537   8
9. Louisville (9-1) 364   11
10. Oregon State (8-2) 325   12
11. Missouri (8-2) 308   16
12. Penn State (8-2) 266   9
13. Oklahoma (8-2) 219   N/A
14. Ole Miss (8-2) 205   10
15. LSU (7-3)­­ 117   N/A
16. Utah (7-3) 43   15

Tulane (36), North Carolina (31), Kansas State (27), Notre Dame (23), Arizona (18), Iowa (12), Oklahoma State (10), James Madison (10), Texas A&M (5), Tennessee (3), Liberty (2), SMU (1).

Next Week's Schedule for Ranked Teams:

(1) Georgia at Tennessee 
(2) Michigan at Maryland
(3) Ohio State vs. Minnesota
(4) Florida State vs. North Alabama (FCS)
(5) Washington at (10) Oregon State
(6) Oregon at Arizona State
(7) Texas at Iowa State
(8) Alabama vs. Chattanooga (FCS)
(9) Louisville at Miami, FL
(10) Oregon State vs. (5) Washington
(11) Missouri vs. Florida
(12) Penn State vs. Rutgers
(13) Oklahoma at BYU
(14) Ole Miss vs. Louisiana-Monroe
(15) LSU vs. Georgia State
(16) Utah at Arizona

ABOUT THE FWAA-NFF SUPER 16 POLL: The poll was established at the conclusion of the 2013 season by two long-time partners, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF). Voters rank the top 16 teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, and the results will be released every Sunday of the 2023 season. The individual votes of all members will also be made public. The first regular season poll will be released on Tuesday, September 5 to account for Labor Day weekend games which run through Monday, September 4. The final poll will be released on Sunday, December 3. The poll utilizes a computer program designed by Sports Systems to compile the rankings and the Cody Kellner Points Index to publish the individual votes.

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