NFF Super 16: Penn State Makes Big Move

Penn State Nittany Lions

The Football Writers Association of America/National Football Foundation Super 16 Poll saw the Penn State Nittany Lions make the biggest move of the week, going from No. 10 to No. 6 after its dramatic win over Auburn in Week 3.

Penn State defeated the Tigers, 28-20, in a Big Ten-SEC matchup that saw the Nittany Lions move to 3-0 for the 2021 season.

Alabama remained the No. 1 team in the NFF Super 16, with 46 of the 52 first-place votes. The other six first-place votes went to Georgia.

Alabama went on the road and got a big win over SEC rival Florida, 31-29. Georgia handled South Carolina rather easily, 40-13. Both the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs are 3-0 on the season.

The rest of the Top 16 looked like this — No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Iowa, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Texas A&M,  No. 8 Clemson, No. 9 Cincinnati, No. 10 Ohio State, No. 11 Florida, No. 12 Notre Dame, No. 13 Ole Miss, No. 14 Iowa State, No. 15 Michigan and No. 16 BYU.

Michigan and BYU were not ranked last week.  

Also receiving votes were Arkansas (60), Coastal Carolina (54), Michigan State (45), Wisconsin (27), North Carolina (10), UCLA (5), Virginia Tech (4), USC (3), Fresno State (2), West Virginia (2), Maryland (2), Auburn (2), TCU (2), Oklahoma State (1), Kansas State (1), Liberty (1) and Wake Forest (1).

The College Football America 2021 Yearbookfeatures more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

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