SUPER 16 POLL | Late night dramatics lifts Clemson to No. 3

Louisville v Clemson

Finally! A weekend of big matchups delivered and made for some moves in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll today.

NFF CHOF Logo Centered - 3 10 14The highly anticipated showdown between AP No. 3 Louisville and No. 5 Clemson proved all that and a bag of chips with a dramatic 42-36 Tiger victory. Death Valley could have been the end of Louisville’s playoff hopes in a matchup of superstar players and high drama.

With that victory, Clemson rose to N0. 3 in the Super 16 Poll, garnering one first-place vote behind Alabama and Ohio State. Louisville dropped to No. 7.

The day started off in roller coaster fashion as AP No. 25 took the lead over No. 11 Tennessee with seconds remaining only to have the Vols pull off a true Hail Mary miracle touchdown pass with no time remaining in a 34-31 win. Georgia dropped out of the Super 16, while Tennessee rose to N0. 9.

 

 

FWAA-NFF SUPER 16 POLL

 

– GAMES PLAYED THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2016 –

  

TEAM POINTS FIRST-PLACE VOTES LAST WEEK’S RANK
1. Alabama (5-0) 712 40 1
2. Ohio State (4-0) 670 4 2
3. Clemson (5-0) 630 1 5
4. Michigan (5-0) 568 4
5. Houston (5-0) 525 6
6. Washington (5-0) 478 10
7. Louisville (4-1) 445 3
8. Texas A&M (5-0) 409 9
9. Tennessee (5-0) 367 11
10. Miami (Fla.) (4-0) 279 13
11. Wisconsin (4-1) 242 8
12. Nebraska (5-0) 192 15
13. Baylor (5-0) 189 14
14. Stanford (3-1) 123 7
15. Ole Miss (3-2) 101 16
16. Arkansas (4-1) 46 N/A

 

 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Oklahoma (24), Boise State (19), Florida State (19), North Carolina (18), Colorado (13), Florida (13), West Virginia (13), Utah (6), Virginia Tech (5), Oklahoma State (4), LSU (2), Maryland (2), Western Michigan (2), Air Force (1), California (1), Pittsburgh (1), TCU (1).


Above: Jordan Leggett celebrates scoring the fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown against Louisville Cardinals. The  Tigers defeated the Cardinals 42-36. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)