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School soccer rankings: Oregon breaks into high 10, Penn State strikes up in CBS Sports activities 131


After a formidable displaying in one of many headlining video games on the Week 8 schedule, Oregon is on the transfer within the up to date faculty soccer rankings and has lastly crashed the highest 10 for the primary time this season within the CBS Sports activities 131. 

The Geese began the yr at No. 14 in our complete rating of each FBS group, however after a lopsided loss to Georgia within the season opener, they dropped all the way in which to No. 30. As Oregon has continued its profitable methods, nevertheless, the rating has slowly improved, although our voters have been barely behind the standard polls in being able to establish the Geese as one of many 10 greatest groups within the nation. 

However after bettering to 6-1 with a 45-30 win towards beforehand unbeaten UCLA, there is no such thing as a longer any hesitation about the place Oregon stands towards its friends on the high of the game. The Geese landed within the high 10 at No. 8 in our new rankings, simply behind undefeated TCU and better than all one-loss groups apart from Alabama. 

The whole high seven remained in place from final week with Ohio State holding on to No. 1 as No. 2 Georgia was on a bye and No. 3 Tennessee performed FCS UT Martin. Michigan, our No. 4 group, was additionally idle whereas Clemson wanted a second-half comeback to take care of its undefeated standing — and 38-game residence profitable streak — towards Syracuse. Whereas there wasn’t a lot motion on the very high of the rankings, there was loads of shuffling exterior the highest 10. 

Penn State, like Oregon, noticed a four-spot enhance in its place because the primetime win towards Minnesota noticed the Nittany Lions transfer as much as No. 13, and LSU earned a six-spot bump from No. 24 to No. 18 after beating Ole Miss. The Rebels, as you would possibly count on, are shifting in the other way after taking their first lack of the season, falling from No. 8 to No. 14. That wasn’t essentially the most dramatic adjustment within the rankings however remains to be notable; our voters now have seven one-loss groups slotted forward of Ole Miss following the group’s first lack of the yr. 

For extra on essentially the most notable and dramatic week-to-week changes, try the Mover’s Report under the highest 25 desk. 

School soccer consultants from CBS Sports activities and 247Sports contribute ballots every week, that are averaged collectively for our rankings. You may see the highest 25 under and 26-131 on our rankings web page.

1 Ohio State 7-0 1
2 Georgia 7-0 2
3 Tennessee 7-0 3
4 Michigan 7-0 4
5 Clemson 8-0 5
6 Alabama 7-1 6
7 TCU 7-0 7
8 Oregon 6-1 12
9 Oklahoma State 6-1 10
10 USC 6-1 11
11 Wake Forest 6-1 14
12 UCLA 6-1 9
13 Penn State 6-1 17
14 Ole Miss 7-1 8
15 Utah 5-2 16
16 Syracuse 6-1 13
17 Illinois 6-1 18
18 LSU 6-2 24
19 Cincinnati 6-1 20
20 Kansas State 5-2 15
21 North Carolina 6-1 21
22 Tulane 7-1 27
23 Kentucky 5-2 22
24 Texas 5-3 19
25 NC State 5-2 30

Greatest movers 

  • No. 32 Liberty (+18): Now 7-1 after a 41-14 win towards BYU, the Flames have a powerful profile with their solely loss on the season coming in a one-score sport towards Wake Forest. 
  • No. 48 East Carolina (+17): Now 5-3 with back-to-back wins towards Memphis and UCF, the Pirates have moved from the underside half of the CBS Sports activities 131 to crashing the highest 50 in simply two weeks. 
  • No. 35 Baylor (+12): The Bears snapped a two-game skid in convention play and bought again over .500 with a powerful win towards a Kansas group that our CBS voters nonetheless have ranked within the high 40. 
  • No. 45 Troy (+12): By beating South Alabama within the Battle for the Belt, the Trojans have improved to 6-2 general. Extra importantly, they’ve given themselves an inside observe to win the West and compete for a Solar Belt championship on the finish of the yr. 
  • No. 26 South Carolina (+11): In two weeks, the Gamecocks have coated 22 spots of upward momentum within the CBS Sports activities 131, and taking down Texas A&M on Saturday evening was the final piece wanted for Shane Beamer’s squad to get inside the highest 30. 
  • No. 58 BYU (-13): BYU was among the many high groups in our rankings earlier this season as they as soon as held a 4-1 file that included a win over Baylor and the one loss coming to Oregon on the highway. But it surely was the final two defeats — a 17-point residence loss to Arkansas and a 27-point loss at Liberty — which have the Cougars, now 4-4, dropping 26 spots in two weeks and falling exterior the highest 50. 
  • No. 73 Miami (-12): It is a startling rating to see for a program like Miami — a group that was projected to compete for the ACC Coastal in Yr 1 with Mario Cristobal. However a 24-point residence loss to Duke can be a startling consequence that may draw a dramatic response from the voters. 
  • No. 39 UCF (-13): The Knights’ loss at ECU shortly reversed plenty of rankings momentum constructed up over a four-game profitable streak. UCF has an opportunity to bounce again shortly with a win towards Cincinnati in Week 9, however dropping to the Pirates put a ceiling on how excessive the Knights can climb within the rankings. 
  • No. 60 Texas A&M (-16): A six-point highway loss to South Carolina has dropped the Aggies nearer to the FBS median than anybody would have anticipated contemplating the expertise on the roster and the expectations coming into the yr. As an alternative of SEC West title competition, the main focus is on profitable three of the ultimate 5 video games to achieve bowl eligibility.
  • No. 42 Purdue (-17): Like UCF, the Boilermakers have been beginning to get extra consideration from our voters as one of many higher groups within the nation whereas they stacked wins and climbed up the rankings. However after a four-game profitable streak was snapped with a loss at Wisconsin, our voters snapped Purdue proper again into the crowded center tier of the rankings.   

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



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