College soccer rankings: Ohio State tightens maintain on No. 1

Ohio State continues to point out me that it is the finest staff within the nation. 

With C.J. Stroud throwing for 354 yards, Marvin Harrison Jr. catching 10 passes for 185 yards, and J.T. Tuimoloau placing collectively the most effective particular person defensive efficiency by any FBS participant this season, the Buckeyes earned their first AP top-10 win of the season. On high of that, they did it on the street after falling behind by 5 early within the fourth quarter.

The Buckeyes squarely appear to be a staff constructed for a nationwide title run, however there’s a lengthy approach to go as we head into the primary week of the College Soccer Playoff choice committee rankings. 

And remember — Michigan nonetheless looms on the schedule.

Ohio State rallies to beat Penn State

Ohio State rallies to beat Penn State

RJ Younger reacts to Ohio State’s spectacular victory towards Penn State, together with an unimaginable defensive displaying from J.T. Tuimoloau.

1. Ohio State (8-0)

Defeated Penn State, 44-31

Turning a decent recreation right into a blowout, courtesy of a 28-point fourth quarter in a hostile street setting? It does not get rather more spectacular than that.

2. Georgia (8-0)

Defeated Florida, 42-20

The Bulldogs made a 28-3 halftime lead maintain up, thanks partly to the working of Daijun Edwards, who gained 106 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.

3. Michigan (8-0)

Defeated Michigan State, 29-7

Issues bought ugly within the tunnel after the top of this heated rivalry recreation, however not earlier than Blake Corum dropped a dominant 177-yard efficiency. 

4. Tennessee (8-0)

Defeated Kentucky, 44-6

The Volunteers are taking part in protection now? That is an fascinating growth forward of subsequent week’s showdown towards Georgia.

Are the Volunteers a real risk to Georgia?

Are the Volunteers a true threat to Georgia?

RJ Younger reacts to Tennessee’s assertion victory towards Kentucky on Saturday.

5. Clemson (8-0)


6. Alabama (7-1)


7. TCU (8-0)

Defeated West Virginia, 41-31

The Horned Frogs rallied from a four-point deficit within the second half to earn their first win towards the Mountaineers since 2017 and are off to their first 8-0 begin since 2015. “Big Noon Kickoff” is heading to Forth Value subsequent weekend.

8. Oregon (7-1)

Defeated Cal, 42-24

Bo Nix may simply be the most effective participant within the Pac-12. Towards Cal protection, he hit 27-of-35 passes for 412 passing yards with three TDs and two INTs.

9. USC (7-1)

Defeated Arizona, 45-37

The Trojans stayed within the Pac-12 title hunt with the win, as quarterback Caleb Williams accomplished 31-of-45 passes for 411 passing yards with 5 TDs.

10. UCLA (7-1)

Defeated Stanford, 38-13

Zach Charbonnet rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. 

11. Penn State (6-2)

Misplaced to Ohio State, 44-31

Although broad receiver Parker Washington performed top-of-the-line video games of his profession — 11 catches, 179 yards and a TD — the fourth-quarter avalanche from the Buckeyes proved an excessive amount of. 

PSU coach James Franklin is 1-10 towards top-10 groups and winless towards Ryan Day at Ohio State.

12. Kansas State (6-2)

Defeated Oklahoma State, 48-0

Ok-State wrapped up the Oklahoma state championship with a skull-dragging of the AP-ranked No. 9 staff within the nation. The Wildcats beat Oklahoma and Oklahoma State by a mixed rating of 89-14.

Kansas State blows out Oklahoma State

Kansas State blows out Oklahoma State

RJ Younger reacts to the Wildcats’ shutout of the Cowboys and explains why Deuce Vaughn is the person who can carry Ok-State.

13. Ole Miss (8-1)

Defeated Texas A&M, 31-28

Freshman tailback Quishon Judkins put the Rebels on his again with 34 carries for 205 yards and a TD in a win towards the spiraling Aggies.

14. North Carolina (7-1)

Defeated Pittsburgh, 42-24

Drake Maye and the Tar Heels have quietly grow to be a remarkably good program heading right into a month that would see them taking part in within the ACC title recreation.

15. Utah (6-2)

Defeated Washington State, 21-17

With out Cam Rising at quarterback, the Utes proved able to profitable on the street towards a troublesome Wazzu staff.

Highlights: Utah handles Washington State

Highlights: Utah handles Washington State

The Utes defeated Washington State on Thursday as backup QB Bryson Barnes, taking part in instead of Cameron Rising, handed for 175 yards.

16. Illinois (7-1)

Defeated Nebraska, 26-9

Chase Brown carried the rock 32 instances for 149 yards within the win. He has rushed for a minimum of 108 yards in each recreation this season. After dashing for 1,005 yards in 2021, he’s already gained 1,059 earlier than November.

17. Oklahoma State (6-2)

Misplaced to Kansas State, 48-0

Spencer Sanders and the Cowboys have some pondering to do after being utterly outclassed by the Wildcats. 

18. LSU (6-2)


19. Tulane (7-1)


20. Syracuse (6-2)

Misplaced to Notre Dame, 41-24

The Preventing Irish managed to upset an ACC program that began the season 6-0 and gave Clemson its hardest recreation of the season.

21. Oregon State (6-2)


22. Liberty (7-1)


23. Kentucky (5-3)

Misplaced to Tennessee, 44-6

The Wildcats have been dismantled by top-of-the-line groups in faculty soccer. It simply occurs that two of the highest 5 groups within the nation are on their schedule — ouch.

24. Wake Forest (6-2)

Misplaced to Louisville, 48-21

The Demon Deacons dedicated eight turnovers within the second half of their loss towards the Cardinals — essentially the most by an FBS staff in 15 years.

25. Texas (5-3)


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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.” Observe him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.

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