DALLAS (FWAA) – The unbeaten Oklahoma Sooners did nothing to jeopardize
their No. 1 ranking in the FWAA's Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll after putting
a 77-0 licking on Texas A&M this past Saturday. While USC remained No. 2,
LSU made its way to No. 3 with help from the National Team of the Week,
Clemson's Charlie Whitehurst threw for one touchdown and ran for another
as Clemson snapped an 11-game losing streak to Florida State to earn team
of the week honors. Tommy Bowden's Tigers conquered Bobby Bowden's Seminoles,
26-10, to drop the 'Noles all the way down to a tie at No. 13 with Miami.
The Hurricanes lost to 10-6 Tennessee and had the nation's longest home
winning streak snapped at 26 games.
Tennessee joined Pittsburgh as the week's new poll entries. The Panthers
dropped Virginia Tech, 31-28. Both squads were also among the team of the
week nominees, along with Texas, a 55-16 winner over Oklahoma State, and
Duke, which topped Wake Forest, 42-34.
TCU, the nation's only other unbeaten team, moved into the Top 10 for
the first time at No. 9. Ohio State, one of three one-loss teams, rose to
No. 4 in the poll. Iowa and Michigan State were dropped from the rankings.
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how and why each pollster voted
The complete poll for the week of Nov. 10 is as follows:
||Nov. 15 vs. Baylor
||Nov. 15 at Arizona
||Nov. 15 at Alabama
||Nov. 15 vs. Purdue
||Nov. 15 at Northwestern
||Nov. 15 vs. Auburn
||Nov. 15 vs. Texas Tech
||Nov. 15 vs. Arizona State
||Nov. 15 vs. Cincinnati
||Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi State
||Nov. 15 at Temple
||Nov. 15 at Ohio State
||Nov. 15 vs. N.C. State
||Nov. 15 vs. Syracuse
||Nov. 15 at West Virginia
||Nov. 15 at South Carolina
|Also receiving votes: Ole Miss 46, Nebraska 18,
Minnesota 15, Michigan State 4, Northern Illinois 4, Miami (Ohio) 4,
Boise State 3.
|By conference: SEC (4), Big East (3), Big Ten
(3), Big 12 (2), Pac-10 (2), Conference USA (1), ACC (1).
|Dropped out: Iowa (11), Michigan State (14).
The FWAA/Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll, which has made its debut last
season, will decide the winner of the Grantland Rice Trophy, the FWAA's
national championship award presented since 1954. The presentation will
be made on Mon., Jan. 5 in New Orleans following the Nokia Sugar Bowl.
The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club also awards a Bronko Nagurski
National Defensive Player of the Week award each Tuesday.
For further information contact Steve Richardson, Executive Director
of the FWAA (972-713-6198, email@example.com)
or Ted Gangi, FWAA webmaster (214-823-7992,
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