College football rankings: Georgia takes No. 1 spot from Alabama, Notre Dame falls on CBS Sports 131

College football rankings: Georgia takes No. 1 spot from Alabama, Notre Dame falls on CBS Sports 131


The Week 2 schedule almost always looks less exciting than the results we see on the pitch, and this year was no different as three top 10 teams all lost on the same day and the presumed best team in the country won. been taken to the wire on the road as the 20-point favorite. But now that all the dust has settled, the picture at the top seems clearer than ever — and that picture paints the Georgia Bulldogs as the best team in the country.

Georgia took the No. 1 spot from Alabama in the latest edition of CBS Sports 131, a comprehensive ranking of every FBS team. Our voters, a panel comprised of college football experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports, pushed Georgia past Ohio State for No. 2 after the Bulldogs’ impressive season-opening win over Oregon. After the Crimson Tide escaped with a 20-19 win over Texas on Saturday, Georgia’s journey to No. 1 was complete as the Bulldogs are the unanimous No. 1 team entering Week 3.

The reaction to Alabama’s near-upset at the hands of the Longhorns nearly cost them two spots in the standings; a very slim margin separates the Crimson Tide from Ohio State at No. 3. Michigan and Oklahoma are the next teams at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, with USC moving up four spots to No. 6 after his impressive win at Stanford.

Kentucky made one of the biggest moves into the top 25, jumping 13 spots to No. 10 after the road win in Florida. Notable declines included massive drops for Notre Dame (from No. 8 to No. 40) and Texas A&M (from No. 7 to No. 33), but of course these upheavals also have positive results in Marshall’s rankings (up 39 spots at No. 32) and Appalachian State (up 19 spots at No. 25). For more on the biggest weekly fits in CBS Sports 131 this week, check out the mover’s report below the Top 25 chart.

College football experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports contribute ballots each week, which are averaged together for our rankings. You can see the top 25 below and 26-127 on our ranking page.

1 Georgia 2-0 2
2 Alabama 2-0 1
3 ohio state 2-0 3
4 Michigan 2-0 4
5 Oklahoma 2-0 5
6 USC 2-0 ten
seven Clemson 2-0 6
8 BYU 2-0 21
9 Arkansas 2-0 12
ten Kentucky 2-0 23
11 Oklahoma State 2-0 16
12 Tennessee 2-0 22
13 Miami 2-0 15
14 state of michigan 2-0 19
15 Penn State 2-0 18
16 NC status 2-0 17
17 Utah 1-1 13
18 Baylor 1-1 9
19 be miss 2-0 27
20 Florida 1-1 11
21 WakeForest 2-0 26
22 Texas 1-1 28
23 Mississippi State 2-0 32
24 Cincinnati 1-1 25
25 Appalachian State 1-1 44

The biggest movers

  • Marshal n°32 (+39): Charles Huff led the Thundering Herd into the Sun Belt era of the program with a bang, declaring Marshall’s plans to be among the top teams in the league with an upset win at Notre Dame.
  • #29 Washington State (+33): The Cougars came home from Wisconsin and beat the Badgers in their own style of play. Now 2-0 with a huge road win on the roster, Washington State is becoming a fascinating addition to the top of the Pac- 12.
  • Appalachian State #25 (+19): It’s an odd profile to rank with a 63-61 home loss to North Carolina and an upset 17-14 road win at Texas A&M. What is certain, however, is that this team does not belong outside the top 30 after demonstrating their ability to match the Power Five competition in both a high score shootout and a low defensive battle. score.
  • #8 BYU (+13): Bottom of his top two receivers, BYU quarterback Jaren Hall found a way to make enough plays to lead the Cougars to a 26-20 double-overtime win over Baylor. The next step is a big challenge for BYU’s new status as one of the best teams in the country, heading to Eugene for a road test against Oregon.
  • No. 10 Kentucky (+13): The Wildcats defense had all the answers for Anthony Richardson and cemented themselves as the second-best team in the SEC East with a hard-fought road victory in Florida.
  • No. 37 Wisconsin (-23): Wisconsin’s preseason rankings were based on the belief that it would be another year of consistency from the Badgers. But with a home loss to Washington State and no FBS victory to their name, it’s hard to say the “consistency” is enough to rank Wisconsin among the top 30 teams in mid-September.
  • No. 33 Texas A&M (-26): Over the course of two games, there’s not much to get excited about for Texas A&M, a team that’s still brimming with talent and will field a defense that will keep the Aggies competitive against even the toughest foes in the game. DRY. But until the offense finds its rhythm, it will be very difficult to consider Texas A&M a serious threat to winning its division.
  • No. 40 Notre Dame (-32): An 0-2 start and a battered quarterback left Notre Dame in a tough spot for the rest of a schedule that includes three teams currently ranked in the CBS Sports 131 top 10 — USC, Clemson and BYU.

Check out the rest of the CBS Sports 131: 26-131 ranked teams

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