SUPER 16 POLL | Lamar Jackson has No. 3 Louisville flying high

Florida State v Louisville

How good is Louisville’s dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson?

The Week 3 FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll provided another endorsement on Sunday.

The Cardinals soared from No. 11 to No. 3 after their 63-20 victory against Florida State. Jackson led the way, running for four touchdowns and 146 yards and passing for 216 yards and a TD.

The Cardinals also received the only first-place votes that No. 1 Alabama did not.

The Seminoles, meanwhile, dropped from No. 2 to No. 13 and Ohio State moved up to No. 2.

Miami (Fla.) and Arkansas made their Super 16 debut while Oklahoma and Texas dropped out. That left the Big 12 Conference without any teams in the Super 16.

The SEC led all conferences with five teams. The Big Ten and ACC had four each, the Pac-12 two and The American one.

The pollsters consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective.


Above: Lamar Jackson celebrates Louisville’s  63-20 victory Saturday against Florida State Seminoles at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Mike Bambach

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