College soccer rankings: Ohio State, TCU have earned spots in ultimate 4

INDIANAPOLIS — On the Large Ten Championship Sport at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Michigan Wolverines left little doubt that they’re one of many two greatest groups within the sport.

Not solely did they defend their convention title, however they completed the season 13-0 for the primary time in program historical past. Additionally they offered additional proof that coach Jim Harbaugh’s squad is the very best north of the Mason-Dixon Line. 

Now, Michigan has earned an opportunity to avenge its loss in final 12 months’s College Soccer Playoff to the eventual nationwide champions — and nonetheless No. 1-ranked — Georgia Bulldogs.

What stays to be seen is whether or not the Choice Committee feels the identical. If it does, is it additionally prepared to rank Ohio State and TCU among the many prime 4 groups within the sport? We’ll know in just some hours time.

Michigan takes Large Ten title

Michigan takes Big Ten title

RJ Younger reacts to Michigan’s dominant victory over Purdue within the Large Ten Championship Sport.

1. Georgia (13-0)

Defeated LSU in SEC Championship Sport, 50-30

Stetson Bennett handed for 274 yards and 4 touchdowns in a breeze of a victory over the Tigers that wasn’t actually that shut. The defending champs have not misplaced since final 12 months’s SEC Championship Sport vs. Alabama, and have gained 31 of their final 32 video games.

The Dawgs aren’t going anyplace. 

2. Michigan (13-0)

Defeated Purdue in Large Ten Championship Sport, 43-22

Donovan Edwards rushed for 185 yards because the Wolverines did what they do — bodily maul their opponents. Are the Wolverines able to take a step ahead from final season and never simply attain the CFP, however win a sport?

3. Ohio State (11-1)

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The losses of TCU and USC push the Buckeyes again into the highest 4, presenting a juicy CFP semifinal showdown.

4. TCU (12-1)

Misplaced to Kansas State in Large 12 Championship Sport, 31-28, OT 

The Frogs endured their first lack of the season, however not with out a struggle from Max Duggan & Co., and never with out displaying the committee that they belong within the prime 4.

No. 10 Kansas State stuns No. 3 TCU

No. 10 Kansas State stuns No. 3 TCU

RJ Younger wonders if TCU did sufficient this season to remain within the CFP.

5. Tennessee (10-2)

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6. Kansas State (10-3)

Defeated TCU in Large 12 Championship Sport, 31-28, OT

Deuce Vaughn rushed for 130 yards and a landing because the Wildcats took the Large 12 crown.

7. Utah (10-3)

Defeated USC, 47-24 in Pac-12 Championship Sport

The Utes doubled up the Trojans, efficiently defended their 2021 Pac-12 title and knocked USC out of CFP rivalry in a single fell swoop.

8. Penn State (10-2)

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9. Alabama (10-2)

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10. USC (11-2)

Misplaced to Utah, 47-24 in Pac-12 Championship Sport

For the second time this season, the Trojans protection gave up greater than 40 factors and 500 yards of offense to the Utes, this time in a sport they as soon as led 17-3 in Las Vegas.

Utes repeat as Pac-12 champs

Utes repeat as Pac-12 champs

RJ Younger reacts to the Utah’s gorgeous win over USC within the Pac-12 title sport.

11. Clemson (11-2)

Defeated North Carolina in ACC Championship Sport, 39-10

Sturdy end by the Tigers, who obtained 279 passing yards from Cade Klubnik.

12. Oregon (9-3)

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13. Washington (10-2)

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14. Notre Dame (8-4)

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15. Oregon State (9-3)

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16. Florida State (9-3)

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17. Tulane (11-2)

Defeated UCF in AAC Championship Sport, 45-28

The Inexperienced Wave are heading to the Cotton Bowl after a formidable run via the AAC.

18. UCLA (9-3)

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19. South Carolina (8-4)

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20. UTSA (11-2)

Defeated North Texas, 48-27

The Roadrunners misplaced to solely Houston and Texas this season.

21. Texas (8-4)

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22. LSU (9-4)

Misplaced to Georgia in SEC Championship Sport, 50-30

The Tigers had a great first season underneath Brian Kelly, however had been overmatched towards the Bulldogs.

No. 1 Georgia stomps on LSU

No. 1 Georgia stomps on LSU

RJ Younger reacts to the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs blowing out LSU within the SEC Championship Sport.

23. North Carolina (9-4)

Misplaced to Clemson in ACC Championship Sport, 39-10

Drake Maye handed for 268 yards, however the Heels had been largely shut down within the ACC title sport.

24. Mississippi State (8-4)

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25. Ole Miss (8-4)

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RJ Younger is a nationwide faculty soccer author and analyst for FOX Sports activities and the host of the podcast “The Number One College Football Show.” Comply with him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.


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