Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

The 2022 school soccer season has concluded for a lot of groups throughout the nation. A fortunate few might be in motion this coming weekend taking part in for convention championships, whereas others are ready to seek out out their postseason future when the bowl matchups are introduced on Sunday. Rivalry Week throughout school soccer was the ultimate probability for a lot of groups to make a definitive assertion about the place they stand amongst their friends within the sport. 

No assertion was as dramatic as Michigan embarrassing Ohio State in Columbus, coming into the sport as an underdog of greater than a landing and leaving with a 45-23 win. It is the second win in a row for the Wolverines in a sequence the place the Buckeyes had gained eight in a row previous to 2021, and now Ryan Day owns a dropping file as a head coach towards Jim Harbaugh. 

So whereas Georgia retains the No. 1 place within the CBS Sports activities 131, our complete rating of each FBS group, no group had a extra emphatic transfer within the rankings than Michigan displacing Ohio State for No. 2. 

The Buckeyes drop to No. 5 following the loss, however they’re removed from the one group taking a tumble in our rankings following Week 13. LSU is down seven spots after dropping at Texas A&M, Oregon is down 5 spots after falling to rival Oregon State and Clemson is down three spots to the very fringe of the highest 10 after seeing its successful streak towards South Carolina — and a prolonged dwelling successful streak — snapped in a rivalry loss. 

South Carolina, in the meantime, checks in as one in all our greatest movers on this week’s CBS Sports activities 131. For extra on essentially the most dramatic and notable week-to-week changes, take a look at the Mover’s Report under the highest 25 desk.  

School 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 26-131 on our rankings web page.

1Georgia12-012Michigan12-033TCU12-044USC11-155Ohio State11-126Alabama10-287Tennessee10-298Penn State10-2119Washington10-21210Clemson10-2711Kansas State9-31312Utah9-31413LSU9-3614Florida State
9-31715Oregon9-31016Oregon State9-32417Tulane10-21918UCLA9-31619Notre Dame8-41520Texas8-42221South Carolina8-43122UCF9-32523UTSA10-22624Mississippi State8-42925North Carolina9-318

Greatest movers 

No. 42 Kentucky (+13): Our voters held Louisville in excessive regard, so Kentucky’s spectacular win towards the Cardinals sparked a bump within the rankings as Mark Stoops’ group rounds out the common season with a 7-5 file. No. 27 NC State (+12): One week after being one of many groups on an enormous downswing following a loss to Louisville, the Wolfpack have shot proper again up in our rankings in course-correcting trend. Final week’s drop might have been an overreaction not solely to the defeat but additionally the state of the group’s well being, however after gutting out a double-overtime victory at nine-win North Carolina, this group stands out as one of many higher 8-4 groups within the nation. No. 35 James Madison (+11): The Dukes will not be eligible for a Solar Belt championship or a bowl sport as they make their full transition to the FBS degree, however that didn’t present a setting the place the group was quick on motivation towards Coastal Carolina on Saturday. JMU thumped the Chanticleers to complete 8-3 and can seemingly end within the prime 40 of our rankings on this spectacular debut season. No. 21 South Carolina (+10): What is thrashing back-to-back top-10 groups to shut the season value in our rankings? About 33 spots. The Gamecocks moved up 23 spots to No. 31 after pasting Tennessee in Week 12, then moved up one other 10 after taking down Clemson in Loss of life Valley. In complete, the 2 victories noticed Shane Beamer’s group leap 25% of the FBS faculties in our rankings and now have them positioned for a possible top-25 end after the bowl season. No. 30 Ole Miss (-10): After an 8-1 begin to the season, the Rebels misplaced their ultimate three video games to complete at 8-4 after an Egg Bowl loss to rival Mississippi State on Thanksgiving. Every loss has include an adjustment from our voters, however the latest is among the many most dramatic because it drops a group that had as soon as been up across the prime 10 now outdoors the highest 25. No. 46 Iowa (-14): Although a drop within the rankings was sure after the loss to Nebraska, there needs to be some additional disappointment realizing that, in doing so, the Hawkeyes let an opportunity to win the division slip away. No. 45 Louisville (-15): Goodwill gained from final week’s win towards NC State was shortly taken again following a rivalry loss to Kentucky the place the Cardinals simply couldn’t get something going towards the Wildcats’ relentless protection. No. 49 Oklahoma State (-15): The Cowboys completed the common season with 4 losses of their ultimate 5 video games after dropping to West Virginia at dwelling on Saturday. At one level this season, Oklahoma State was 6-1 with the one defeat approaching the street to TCU in double extra time, and this appeared like one other Huge 12 contender. However accidents, and losses, despatched the season in one other route. No. 40 Coastal Carolina (-17): The opposite facet of JMU’s win is a fall for Coastal, a group that has risen by means of our rankings because of an absence of losses. Taking a second loss, and having it come by a dramatic margin, goes to result in a speedy drop and that is what we noticed with the Chanticleers falling to the sting of the highest 40. 

Take a look at the remainder of the CBS Sports activities 131: Groups ranked 26-131

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