Mon. Feb 6th, 2023

The 2022 faculty soccer season has concluded for a lot of groups throughout the nation. A fortunate few shall be in motion this coming weekend enjoying 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 faculty soccer was the ultimate likelihood 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, getting 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 collection 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 in opposition to Jim Harbaugh. 

So whereas Georgia retains the No. 1 place within the CBS Sports activities 131, our complete rating of each FBS staff, no staff 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 staff 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 in opposition to South Carolina — and a prolonged house successful streak — snapped in a rivalry loss. 

South Carolina, in the meantime, checks in as certainly one of our largest movers on this week’s CBS Sports activities 131. For extra on probably the most dramatic and notable week-to-week changes, take a look at the Mover’s Report beneath 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 beneath 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 in opposition to the Cardinals sparked a bump within the rankings as Mark Stoops’ staff 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 style. Final week’s drop might have been an overreaction not solely to the defeat but additionally the state of the staff’s well being, however after gutting out a double-overtime victory at nine-win North Carolina, this staff stands out as one of many higher 8-4 groups within the nation. No. 35 James Madison (+11): The Dukes might not be eligible for a Solar Belt championship or a bowl recreation as they make their full transition to the FBS degree, however that didn’t present a setting the place the staff was brief on motivation in opposition to Coastal Carolina on Saturday. JMU thumped the Chanticleers to complete 8-3 and can possible 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 price 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 staff bounce 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 closing 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 newest is among the many most dramatic because it drops a staff 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 must be some further disappointment figuring out 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 in opposition to NC State was rapidly taken again following a rivalry loss to Kentucky the place the Cardinals simply couldn’t get something going in opposition to the Wildcats’ relentless protection. No. 49 Oklahoma State (-15): The Cowboys completed the common season with 4 losses of their closing 5 video games after dropping to West Virginia at house on Saturday. At one level this season, Oklahoma State was 6-1 with the one defeat approaching the street to TCU in double time beyond regulation, and this seemed like one other Massive 12 contender. However accidents, and losses, despatched the season in one other route. No. 40 Coastal Carolina (-17): The opposite aspect of JMU’s win is a fall for Coastal, a staff that has risen via 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 fast 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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