at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Michigan State, Ole Miss move up in FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll

A scare from Northern Illinois wasn't enough not knock Ohio State out of the top of the FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll, but it was enough to allow a few other schools to earn some first-place nods in this week's vote.

The Buckeyes hung on for a 20-13 victory in Columbus. But Ole Miss toppling Alabama in Tuscaloosa was enough to move the Rebels up from No. 13 last week to No. 4 this week. Ole Miss earned six first-place votes. It was the first time Ole Miss has beaten Alabama in consecutive years and the Rebels first victory at Alabama since 1988.

Michigan State, which received four first-place votes, moved up to No. 2 this week.

Both Oklahoma and Northwestern, unranked in this poll last week, joined the Super 16 at Nos. 15 and 16 respectively.



 



RANK
TEAM
PTS.
1ST-PLACE VOTES
LAST WEEK


1. 
Ohio State
623
29
1


2.
Michigan State
557
4
4


3.
TCU
546
---
3


4.
Mississippi
485
6
13


5.
Baylor
455
---
5


6.
Georgia
417
---
7


7.
Notre Dame
371
---
10


8.
LSU
332
1
14


9.
Florida State
289
---
8


10.
UCLA
278
---
11


11.
Oregon
255
---
9


12.
Alabama
244
---
2


13.
Clemson
194
---
12


14.
Texas A&M
162
---
15


15.
Oklahoma
127
---
N/A


16.
Northwestern
29
---
N/A






 Above: Chad Kelly celebrates after a touchdown pass as Ole Miss upset Alabama in Tuscalosa on Saturday night. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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