Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Georgia took excessive spot within the School Soccer Playoff Prime 25 rankings launched Tuesday evening, after its spectacular 27-13 win over earlier No. 1 Tennessee final weekend.

In the meantime, TCU jumped three spots into the No. 4 spot headed into its huge Saturday showdown at No. 18 Texas.

“They have six wins over groups who’re .500 or higher,” CFP chair Boo Corrigan, the athletic director at NC State, mentioned on the ESPN telecast concerning the Horned Frogs. “As you recognize, we worth wins.”

Ohio State is No. 2 and rival Michigan landed at No. 3.

It got here as no shock to see Georgia (9-0) transfer to No. 1. The defending nationwide champion regarded very a lot the half within the victory over the Vols, holding Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker to 195 yards passing, zero touchdowns and one interception.

The Vols dropped 4 spots to No. 5, and because the top-ranked one-loss crew, their CFP hopes stay very a lot alive.

“Tennessee is a very good crew, with huge wins, and once more, we’re nonetheless early on this course of,” Corrigan mentioned.

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Tennessee is one spot forward of Oregon, the very best ranked crew from the Pac-12. Pac-12 contenders Oregon, USC and UCLA all have one loss, however the committee has the Geese slotted highest. USC is at No. 8, whereas UCLA is ranked No. 12.

“They’ve gained eight consecutive video games,” Corrigan mentioned of Oregon. “Once more, we’re trying on the general physique of labor. … They usually’ve been very spectacular.”

If Tennessee wins out, the Vols may very well be in place to make it into the CFP as a one-loss non-conference champion, relying on how every part shakes out round them. The SEC has had a number of groups make the CFP twice — together with final season.

As for TCU, transferring into the Prime 4 is validation for its undefeated season. Final week, the committee had the undefeated Horned Frogs at No. 7, behind one-loss Alabama, largely as a result of they wanted a number of fourth-quarter comebacks to stay undefeated. Although TCU trailed Texas Tech headed into the fourth quarter this previous weekend and wanted one other comeback to win, the Horned Frogs benefitted in these rankings from losses by Tennessee, Alabama and Clemson.

“That is early within the course of, I’ve a variety of religion within the committee,” TCU coach Sonny Dykes mentioned on the ESPN telecast. “On the finish of the day, we have performed an excellent schedule, and we’ve a very powerful schedule forward of us. …. However I recognize the truth that they worth wins.”

TCU will meet Texas on Saturday evening.

“Our guys have fully jumped in and so they consider in what they’re doing,” Dykes mentioned. “It is enjoyable to see guys spend money on one another and worth one another. … I really like this group and they’re a blast to teach.”

Alabama, which misplaced to LSU in extra time, stayed within the Prime 10 regardless of the loss and is ranked No. 9. LSU moved up three spots to No. 7 because the highest-ranked two-loss crew – leaving opening the likelihood that it may very well be the primary two-loss crew to make the CFP if it wins out as SEC champions.

Clemson, which received blown out 35-14 on the highway in opposition to Notre Dame, dropped from No. 4 to No. 10. The Tigers might want to win out, plus get assist and chaos round them to maintain any shot at one other playoff berth alive.

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