College football rankings: Week 16, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 16 of the 2020 season have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Cincinnati moved up to No. 6.

Alabama retained their near unanimous  hold on the top spot following their 52-3 victory on the road over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Notre Dame remains in second place although they were off on Saturday.

Ohio State remained third in the AP Poll and fourth in the Coaches Poll even though their game against Michigan was canceled. Clemson was off this weekend but held at third in the Coaches Poll and fourth in the AP Poll.

Texas A&M was slated to host Ole Miss, but the game was canceled. Still, the Aggies remained fifth in both polls. The Florida Gators were upset by LSU, 37-34, and dropped five spots to No. 11 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

Colorado (21) and Wisconsin (25) each dropped out of both polls following their losses in Week 15.

Cincinnati is currently the highest-ranked non-power conference team at No. 6. The next closest team is Coastal Carolina at No. 9.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 16 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 16

1. Alabama (62)
2. Notre Dame
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Texas A&M
6. Cincinnati
7. Indiana
8. Iowa State
9. Coastal Carolina
10. Georgia
11. Florida
12. Oklahoma
13. USC
14. BYU
15. Northwestern
16. North Carolina
17. Louisiana
18. Iowa
19. Miami
20. Tulsa
21. Texas
22. Liberty
23. Buffalo
24. NC State
25. San Jose State

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 83, Marshall 47, Boise State 12, UCF 11, Army 9, Washington 9, Auburn 8, TCU 3, Appalachian State 1

Dropped from rankings: Colorado 21, Wisconsin 25

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 16

1. Alabama (60)
2. Notre Dame (2)
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Texas A&M
6. Cincinnati
7. Indiana
8. Iowa State
9. Georgia
10. Oklahoma
11. Florida
12. Coastal Carolina
13. USC
14. Northwestern
15. North Carolina
16. BYU
17. Iowa
18. Louisiana
19. Miami
20. Tulsa
21. Liberty
22. Oklahoma State
23. NC State
24. Texas
25. San Jose State

Others receiving votes: Buffalo 102, Auburn 45, Army 35, Boise State 30, Marshall 29, Washington 22, Missouri 17, Colorado 17, Nevada 10, Wisconsin 8, SMU 7, Oregon 6, Utah 4, TCU 1

Dropped from rankings: Colorado 22, Wisconsin 25

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