Faculty soccer rankings: Georgia takes over No. 1 spot from Alabama, Notre Dame plummets in CBS Sports activities 131

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The schedule in Week 2 nearly all the time seems to be much less thrilling stepping into than the outcomes we see on the sphere, and this yr was no totally different as three top-10 groups all misplaced on the identical day and the presumed greatest group within the nation was taken to the wire on the highway as a 20-point favourite. However now that every one the mud has settled, the image on the prime seems to be clearer than ever — and that image paints the Georgia Bulldogs as one of the best group within the nation. 

Georgia took over the No. 1 spot from Alabama within the newest version of the CBS Sports activities 131, a complete rating of each FBS group. Our voters, a gaggle compiled of faculty soccer specialists from CBS Sports activities and 247Sports, moved Georgia forward of Ohio State for No. 2 after the Bulldogs’ spectacular season-opening win towards Oregon. After the Crimson Tide escaped with a 20-19 win towards Texas on Saturday, Georgia’s journey to No. 1 was full because the Bulldogs are the unanimous No. 1 group getting into Week 3. 

The response to Alabama’s near-upset by the hands of the Longhorns almost price them two spots within the rankings; a razor skinny margin separates the Crimson Tide from Ohio State at No. 3. Michigan and Oklahoma are the subsequent groups up at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, with USC making a transfer up 4 spots to No. 6 after its spectacular win at Stanford.  

Kentucky made one of many larger strikes throughout the prime 25, leaping 13 spots to No. 10 after the highway win at Florida. Notable strikes down included large falls for Notre Dame (from No. 8 to No. 40) and Texas A&M (from No. 7 to No. 33), however after all these upsets even have constructive leads to the rankings for Marshall (up 39 spots to No. 32) and Appalachian state (up 19 spots to No. 25). For extra on the largest week-to-week changes within the CBS Sports activities 131 this week, try the Mover’s Report under the highest 25 desk. 

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Faculty soccer specialists from CBS Sports activities and 247Sports contribute ballots every week, that are averaged collectively for our rankings. You possibly can see the highest 25 under and 26-127 on our rankings web page.

1 Georgia 2-0 2
2 Alabama 2-0 1
3 Ohio State 2-0 3
4 Michigan 2-0 4
5 Oklahoma 2-0 5
6 USC 2-0 10
7 Clemson 2-0 6
8 BYU 2-0 21
9 Arkansas 2-0 12
10 Kentucky 2-0 23
11 Oklahoma State 2-0 16
12 Tennessee 2-0 22
13 Miami 2-0 15
14 Michigan State 2-0 19
15 Penn State 2-0 18
16 NC State 2-0 17
17 Utah 1-1 13
18 Baylor 1-1 9
19 Ole Miss 2-0 27
20 Florida 1-1 11
21 Wake Forest 2-0 26
22 Texas 1-1 28
23 Mississippi State 2-0 32
24 Cincinnati 1-1 25
25 Appalachian State 1-1 44

Greatest movers 

  • No. 32 Marshall (+39): Charles Huff has led the Thundering Herd into this system’s Solar Belt period with a bang, declaring Marshall’s plans to be among the many greatest groups within the league with an upset win at Notre Dame. 
  • No. 29 Washington State (+33): The Cougars went into Wisconsin’s home and beat the Badgers in their very own type of sport. Now 2-0 with an enormous highway win on the profile, Washington State turns into an enchanting addition to the highest of the Pac-12. 
  • No. 25 Appalachian State (+19): It is a unusual profile to rank with a 63-61 residence loss to North Carolina and a 17-14 upset win on the highway at Texas A&M. What’s for sure, nonetheless, is that this group doesn’t belong outdoors of the highest 30 after showcasing its capability to compete towards Energy 5 competitors in each a high-scoring shootout and a low-scoring defensive battle. 
  • No. 8 BYU (+13): Down its prime two receivers, BYU quarterback Jaren Corridor discovered a approach to make sufficient performs to steer the Cougars to a 26-20 win in double-overtime towards Baylor. Up subsequent is a superb problem for BYU’s newly minted standing as one of many prime groups within the nation, touring to Eugene for a highway take a look at towards Oregon. 
  • No. 10 Kentucky (+13): The Wildcats protection had all the solutions for Anthony Richardson and made its declare because the second-best group within the SEC East with a hard-fought highway win at Florida. 
  • No. 37 Wisconsin (-23): Preseason rankings of Wisconsin had been primarily based on the assumption that this might be one other yr of consistency from the Badgers. However with a house loss to Washington State and no FBS wins to their title, it is robust to say “consistency” is sufficient to rank Wisconsin as a top-30 group in mid-September.  
  • No. 33 Texas A&M (-26): Via two video games, there’s little or no to get enthusiastic about for Texas A&M, a group that is nonetheless loaded with expertise and fielding a protection that is going to permit the Aggies to stay aggressive even towards the hardest SEC foes. However till the offense begins to search out its rhythm, it will be very tough to contemplate Texas A&M a critical risk to win its division. 
  • No. 40 Notre Dame (-32): An 0-2 begin and a banged-up quarterback has left Notre Dame in a tough place staring down the rest of a schedule that features three groups at the moment ranked within the prime 10 of the CBS Sports activities 131 — USC, Clemson and BYU. 

Try the remainder of the CBS Sports activities 131: Groups ranked 26-131

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