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TCU's escape, Baylor's domination mean flip-flop in FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll

TCU's struggles against Kansas State and Baylor's domination of Kansas caused the two teams to flip-flop in this week's FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll. Ohio State remained No. 1 after beating Maryland, 49-28.

TCU, ranked No. 2 last week, needed all it could get from quarterback Trevone Boykin, including a 69-yard touchdown run in the second half, to hold off upset-minded K-State, 52-45. Baylor meanwhile took over the second spot after manhandling winless Kansas, 66-7.

Utah's steady climb up the poll was highlighted by their move from No. 6 to No. 4 after the Utes beat Cal, 30-24.  Michigan entered the poll at No. 12 after blanking previously ranked Northwestern, 38-0.

The pollsters 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.
Ohio State
589
21
1


2.
Baylor
566
9
3


3.
TCU
551
1
2


4.
Utah
494
6
6


5.
LSU
449
2
5


6.
Clemson
416
---
7


7.
Michigan State
409
1
4


8.
Alabama
356
---
8


9.
Florida
322
---
12


10.
Texas A&M
296
---
9


11.
Florida State
271
---
10


12.
Michigan
182
---
N/A


13.
Notre Dame
166
---
15


14.
Mississippi
165
---
14


15.
Oklahoma State
66
---
N/A


16.
Stanford
59
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16






Above: The Utah bench celebrates a fourth down stop of California which ensured their 30-24 win at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)





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