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Ohio State falls to No. 8 in FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll

Ohio State's first Big Ten loss in two years, 17-14 to Michigan State on Saturday night, dropped the Buckeyes to No. 8 in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll.

Undefeated Iowa, the Big Ten's West Division champion, moved up two spots to No. 4 and will play Michigan, Michigan State or Ohio State in the conference championship game on Dec. 5.

Clemson remained No. 1 while Alabama and Notre Dame both rose one spot, to Nos. 3 and 4 respectively. Oklahoma climbed two spots to No. 5 and Michigan State, which ended Ohio State's 23-game winning streak, jumped three spots to No. 6.

Navy made its poll debut at No. 16 while Houston dropped out after a loss to UConn.

The pollsters in the Super 16 Poll consist of FWAA writers, College Football Hall of Famers, NFF Board Members and highly regarded collegiate administrators who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective as well as a diversity of viewpoints from the different roles associated with the game.








TEAM
POINTS
FIRST-PLACE VOTES
LAST WEEK'S RANK


1.
Clemson
596
26
1


2.
Alabama
579
12
3


3.
Notre Dame
474
---
4


4.
Iowa
471
---
6


5.
Oklahoma
463
---
7


6.
Michigan State
452
---
9


7.
Baylor
370
---
10


8.
Ohio State
341
---
2


9.
Florida
272
---
8


10.
Oklahoma State
233
---
5


11.
Michigan
201
---
12


12.
North Carolina
186
---
13


13.
Stanford
181
---
14


14.
Florida State
117
---
16


15.
TCU
81
---
11


16.
Navy
65
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N/A






Above: Michigan State's Michael Geiger celebrates his 41-yard field goal as time expired to beat previously undefeated Ohio State 17-14 on Saturday night at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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