Faculty soccer rankings: Penn State surges into high 10 as notable groups maintain regular in new CBS Sports activities 131

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Georgia stays the unanimous No. 1 crew within the CBS Sports activities 131, our complete rating of each FBS program. Whereas a lot of the highest 10 remained the identical after Week 3 outcomes throughout school soccer, there may be loads of motion elsewhere as the game’s panorama begins to take form heading into the guts of convention play. 

Every of the highest seven groups from final week’s rankings — Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma, USC and Clemson — held their respective positions after wins that affirmed their statuses. However whereas that high tier of the game appears to be solidified for the second, there are a handful of worthy contenders beginning to knock on the door of elite standing. 

Kentucky (No. 8) and Oklahoma State (No. 9) each moved up two spots into the highest 10 whereas enhancing to 3-0 over the weekend. The wins, each over FCS groups, weren’t going to spark main strikes, however since each groups have already got a Energy 5 win within the books and have been spectacular early within the season, it isn’t a shock to see the Wildcats and and Cowboys beginning to make their circumstances as elite groups in 2022. 

The stronger assertion was made by Penn State, who rolled into Auburn and dominated the Tigers in a 41-12 win. The Nittany Lions had been already a crew our CBS Sports activities 131 voters favored greater than the opposite high 25 polls — they sat at No. 15 going into the week — however following Saturday’s win, the changes had been made on ballots and Penn State now sits as a top-10 crew in our rankings, leaping forward of Tennessee and Arkansas to say that No. 10 spot. 

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Two of essentially the most notable additions to the highest of the rankings come from the Pac-12 the place Oregon and Washington began the weekend outdoors the highest 30 of our rankings solely to every soar greater than a dozen spots after spectacular wins in Week 3. The Geese moved up 15 spots after beating BYU handily, and the Huskies jumped 24 spots after enhancing to 3-0 with a win in opposition to Michigan State. For extra on the most important week-to-week changes within the CBS Sports activities 131, take a look at the Mover’s Report beneath the highest 25 desk. 

Faculty soccer specialists from CBS Sports activities and 247Sports contribute ballots every week, that are averaged collectively for our rankings. You’ll be able to see the highest 25 beneath and 26-131 on our rankings web page.

CBS Sports activities 131 school soccer rankings

Greatest movers 

  • No. 30 Kansas (+26): Rock Chalk! Lance Leipold has Kansas soccer inside the highest 30 after a 3-0 begin that features street wins at each West Virginia and Houston. 
  • No. 38 Duke (+25): I do not assume our voters are reacting particularly to the win over North Carolina A&T as a lot as they’re taking discover of a 3-0 Duke crew that is taking part in with a ton of confidence in Mike Elko’s debut season as head coach. Up subsequent, a showdown in opposition to the aforementioned 3-0 Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • No. 17 Washington (+24): The ceiling for the Huskies may be as the highest challenger to USC within the Pac-12. Michael Penix has been taking part in at a excessive degree and the reunion with Kalen DeBoer goes about in addition to anybody may have predicted. Even higher, Washington has discovered an offensive spark that was missing final 12 months whereas sustaining the relentless defensive stress that been this system’s trademark within the CFP period. 
  • No. 16 Oregon (+15): Because the season opening loss to Georgia, Oregon has discovered its rhythm offensively with Bo Nix and all of a sudden appears to be like a lot nearer to the preseason expectation of fielding a Pac-12 title contender in 2022. 
  • No. 39 LSU (+15): A drop adopted the season-opening loss to Florida State, however our voters are rapidly beginning to give the Tigers again a few of that credit score misplaced after a hard-fought 31-16 win in opposition to Mississippi State. 
  • No. 29 Miami (-16): The Hurricanes performed powerful at Texas A&M, however a excessive rating for the Hurricanes is more durable to argue with the one wins coming in opposition to Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss. That is nonetheless a top quality crew, as our voters are protecting them within the high 30, however an adjustment was coming after the loss in Faculty Station, Texas.
  • No. 43 Kansas State (-16): Surging confidence in Kansas State in 2022, which peaked final week after a four-touchdown win in opposition to Missouri, reached a screeching halt with a house loss to Tulane. 
  • No. 41 Mississippi State (-18): After cracking the highest 25 final week, the Bulldogs noticed a fairly sizable adjustment after the 31-16 street loss at LSU. There are possibilities to rebound within the rankings forward with Texas A&M and Arkansas visiting Starkville, Mississippi, in early October.  
  • No. 34 Michigan State (-20): Whereas Washington noticed a serious soar in our rankings, there was an nearly reciprocal drop for the Spartans following the defeat in Seattle. The weeks forward will do a greater job of detailing whether or not the outcome was extra a mirrored image on Washington or Michigan State, however for now Sparty takes a tumble within the rankings. 
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Try the remainder of the CBS Sports activities 131: Groups ranked 26-131

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