College football rankings: Cincinnati ahead of Alabama, Oklahoma for No. 2 in CBS Sports 130

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Whereas Georgia stays the unquestioned and unanimous high crew within the college football rankings, the voters within the CBS Sports activities 130 have give you a solution for one of many high debates within the sport: Who ought to fill out the remainder of the highest 5? Suffice to say, CBS Sports activities has a singular pecking order on the high of our new rankings. 

Whereas the Coaches Ballot moved Oklahoma to No. 2 following Iowa’s loss to Purdue and the AP High 25 selected Cincinnati, each units of rankings had the opposite crew at No. 3 with Alabama at No. 4 and Ohio State at No. 5. That is not the case with our specialists from CBS Sports activities and 247Sports. Just like the AP voters, we now have tabbed Cincinnati the next-best crew behind Georgia; nevertheless, we additionally selected Alabama over Oklahoma for the No. 3 spot. 

The CBS Sports activities 130 has been bullish on Cincinnati forward of the remainder of the nation, but it surely’s now discovered a brand new stage of confidence by having coach Luke Fickell’s group is win off-field notion battles over the likes of Alabama and Oklahoma. 

Iowa dropped eight spots after the loss, checking in at No. 10 simply behind a Penn State crew it outlasted the week prior, whereas Kentucky dropped six spots to No. 16 after additionally taking its first lack of the season. A lot of the notable upward motion throughout the high of the rankings got here outdoors the highest 15 with groups like No. 18 Baylor, No. 22 Pittsburgh and No. 23 Auburn all shifting up after spectacular wins. No. 25 Utah was one of many largest movers of the week after its big Pac-12 South victory over Arizona State. You could find out extra on the Utes’ soar together with different main rankings changes within the Mover’s Report under. 

Faculty 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 26-130 on our rankings web page.

Largest movers 

  • No. 36 Purdue (+26): The Boilermakers are 4-2, and previous to Saturday, lacked the standard win wanted to get the eye of voters for upward motion. Beating Iowa on the street will not be solely a high quality win however possibly the most effective we’ll see in school soccer all season. The remainder of Purdue’s schedule is extraordinarily difficult with the Boilermakers drawing each Ohio State and Michigan State from the Huge Ten East, however the win in opposition to the Hawkeyes suggestions the postseason possibilities in coach Jeff Brohm’s favor in a serious method. 
  • No. 25 Utah (+14): Unbeaten in convention play with a win in opposition to one other division contender, Utah has moved into the middle of the Pac-12 title race heading into Week 8. The Utes two losses got here early within the season to BYU and San Diego State — groups which have gone on to have sturdy begins to the season — and now with Cameron Rising thriving because the crew’s new starter at quarterback, Utah is surging within the rankings. 
  • No. 40 Air Force (+14): We have been monitoring the Falcons’ candidacy for some time now, and Saturday’s win at Boise State provides one other massive transfer as much as what has been a 29-spot soar during the last two weeks. Air Pressure will attempt to hold this momentum going with an enormous Mountain West showdown this Saturday in opposition to undefeated San Diego State in primetime on CBS Sports activities Community. 
  • No. 38 Louisiana (+12): Like a whole lot of these groups shifting up, Louisiana’s wins in opposition to convention opponents aren’t solely bettering the file however drawing consideration from voters because the Ragin’ Cajuns sharpen their consideration on successful a convention championship. Whereas Appalachian State will not be a division foe, it is without doubt one of the hardest opponents on Louisiana’s convention schedule. After the win, coach Billy Napier’s crew is up 20 spots during the last two weeks. 
  • No. 31 BYU (-9): Two straight losses in opposition to Boise State and Baylor have beforehand unbeaten BYU tumbling, first down 11 spots final week and now 9 extra after falling brief in opposition to the Bears in Waco, Texas. Three Pac-12 wins early within the season, together with victories in opposition to Utah and Arizona State, solidify the profile of this 5-2 crew, but it surely’s a crew that is trending down proper now in our rankings.  
  • No. 32 Arkansas (-13): The Razorbacks peaked at No. 5 within the CBS Sports activities 130 after which the three straight losses to Georgia, Ole Miss and Auburn now have them outdoors of the highest 30. The 27-spot fall began steadily due to the standard of opponent and the worth of wins in opposition to Texas and Texas A&M, however the 4-3 file makes it is robust to rank Arkansas forward of groups with higher successful percentages heading into Week 8. 
  • No. 48 Appalachian State (-13): There’s an opportunity to bounce again for Appalachian State in opposition to Coastal Carolina this week, however the efficiency in a loss at Louisiana had our voters making some swift changes not solely to the Ragin’ Cajuns rating but in addition for the Mountaineers. 
  • No. 33 Florida (-16): Like Arkansas, that 4-3 file goes to be robust to recover from for some voters when many groups in that vary between No. 20 and No. 30 have only one or two losses. Shedding at LSU as a double-digit favourite was sure to get the Gators dropped within the rankings, regardless of their place or file. Now the trail again right into a top-20 rating probably requires successful out, which features a victory in opposition to Georgia in Jacksonville, Florida, on Oct. 30. 

Try the remainder of the CBS Sports activities 130: Teams ranked 26-130 | Faculty soccer rankings: Cincinnati forward of Alabama, Oklahoma for No. 2 in CBS Sports activities 130


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