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College soccer Power Rankings after Week 11

In a season stuffed with upsets, Week 11 was a return to normalcy as the highest 10 solely noticed one defeat this week — sorry, Oregon.

Georgia saved rolling in its title protection with a cushty win in opposition to Mississippi State to clinch a spot within the SEC title recreation whereas LSU beat Arkansas 13-10 to clinch the SEC West and a date with the Bulldogs in early December.

In the Big Ten, Ohio State and Michigan saved excellent seasons alive in opposition to inferior convention opponents because it seems the 2 age-old rivals are set to fulfill with all the things on the road on Nov. 26.

TCU and Tennessee additionally saved potential College Football Playoff berths alive with comfy wins and the Pac-12’s playoff hopes took a giant hit as Washington beat Oregon late.

With solely two weeks left within the common season, the playoff discipline is starting to finalize, which makes it an ideal time to take a look at this week’s Power Rankings.


The No. 1 Bulldogs clinched the SEC East with a 45-19 victory at Mississippi State on Saturday evening, however coach Kirby Smart mentioned he will not begin desirous about taking part in LSU within the Dec. 3 SEC championship recreation in Atlanta anytime quickly. Instead, Smart mentioned his workforce might be targeted on subsequent week’s SEC finale at Kentucky and a Nov. 26 residence recreation in opposition to rival Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs broke open an in depth recreation by outscoring Mississippi State 28-7 within the second half. Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw for 289 yards with 4 touchdowns (one dashing), and Georgia’s protection restricted State to simply 47 dashing yards. Mississippi State went 3-for-14 on third down and 0-for-3 on fourth down. — Mark Schlabach

Up subsequent: at Kentucky (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS)

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Georgia QB Stetson Bennett throws for 289 yards and three touchdowns and runs for a fourth within the 45-19 win over Mississippi State to say the SEC East title.


The story for these Buckeyes has been accidents and a schedule with only a few real challenges. Indiana did not present a lot resistance, as Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud responded from a career-worst passing efficiency final day trip to throw for 297 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 56-14 win. Starting working again TreVeyon Henderson (foot) missed his second straight recreation, however Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards earlier than being carted off with a leg damage. The finest information for Ohio State was the play of freshman Dallan Hayden, who logged his first profession 100-yard dashing efficiency. Ohio State turned the primary Big Ten workforce since 1903 (Michigan) to attain at the very least 45 factors in six straight residence video games in the identical season. — Adam Rittenberg

Up subsequent: at Maryland (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN app)


The Wolverines beat Nebraska 34-3 to go 10-0 on the season. It’s simply the third time since 1975 that Michigan has began the season 10-0, together with the 1997 and 2006 groups. Running again Blake Corum has been carrying the load on offense for Michigan and he got here by way of in opposition to Nebraska with 162 yards dashing and one landing. Corum is the third Big Ten participant over the previous 15 seasons with at the very least one dashing landing of their workforce’s first 10 video games of the season. Michigan’s protection additionally confirmed up, holding Nebraska to 146 complete yards and no touchdowns within the win. — Tom VanHaaren

Up subsequent: vs. Illinois (Saturday, midday ET, ABC/ESPN app)


The Horned Frogs went into Texas as 7.5-point underdogs and morphed from an offensive machine to a workforce able to grinding Texas’s star-studded offense to a halt. The Longhorns managed simply 199 complete yards, averaged 3.3 yards per play, and went 1-of-13 on third down en path to scoring 3 offensive factors. If the CFP committee is apprehensive concerning the Frogs’ protection, as they’d indicated in previous weeks, this was fairly a press release. TCU is now 10-0 and has clinched a spot within the Big 12 championship recreation after ending 5-7 final yr, and the Horned Frogs’ charmed season continues. — Dave Wilson

Up subsequent: at Baylor


Hendon Hooker mentioned adieu to Neyland Stadium in type, and Tennessee got here roaring again from its solely lack of the season with a 66-24 thrashing of Missouri on Saturday. Hooker, who was sacked six occasions final week in a 27-13 loss to Georgia, handed for 355 yards and three touchdowns and in addition ran for a TD on Senior Day. The Vols (9-1) racked up a school-record 724 yards of complete offense in opposition to a Missouri protection that entered the sport ranked thirteenth nationally (304.1 yards per recreation). The Tigers had not allowed greater than 26 factors of their earlier seven video games, which included a 26-22 loss to Georgia. Missouri pulled to inside 28-24 halfway by way of the third quarter, however Tennessee reeled off 38 unanswered factors to finish its first unbeaten season at residence since 2007. — Chris Low

Up subsequent: at South Carolina (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN app)

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Per week after placing up 32 factors in an extra time win in opposition to Alabama, LSU leaned on its protection Saturday to beat Arkansas 13-10 on the highway and clinched the SEC Western Division championship and a berth within the convention title recreation. Arkansas was taking part in shorthanded with out beginning quarterback KJ Jefferson, and the Tigers took full benefit by holding the Hogs to 249 complete yards. LSU freshman linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. was in all places with a school-record 4 sacks, two pressured fumbles and a cross deflection. The Tigers (8-2) gained regardless of a subpar day from quarterback Jayden Daniels, who had been purple scorching coming into the sport. Daniels was held to 86 passing yards and sacked seven occasions. — Low

Up subsequent: vs. UAB (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN app)


There wasn’t actually something to achieve for USC in its recreation in opposition to Colorado. Win huge, it is anticipated. Anything else, it is regarding. The Trojans nonetheless managed to get a bit of little bit of each. They trailed 3-2 on the finish of the primary quarter earlier than cruising to a 55-17 win. Beyond that, there’s not a lot to learn into. It would have been exhausting to observe that recreation and are available away pondering higher of the Trojans than beforehand. — Kyle Bonagura

Up subsequent: at UCLA


It wasn’t a fairly win at Ole Miss and it was quite a bit nearer than anybody on the Alabama sideline needed it to be, however then once more not a lot about this season has gone in response to plan for Nick Saban’s squad. At least this time the Crimson Tide held on to the lead late on the highway and nobody ended the evening by storming the sphere in celebration. The protection particularly deserves a tip of the cap, bouncing again after a tough first half to tighten the clamps on the Ole Miss working recreation and quit just one second-half landing. — Alex Scarborough

Up subsequent: vs. Austin Peay (Saturday, midday ET, ESPN+/SECN+)


The Tigers bounced again from their loss to Notre Dame with a 31-16 win over Louisville due to a dominant efficiency on the bottom, with 248 yards and three dashing touchdowns — one every from Phil Mafah, Will Shipley and DJ Uiagalelei. Though Clemson turned the ball over thrice in opposition to the aggressive Louisville protection, the Cards have been unable to attain factors off any of the miscues because the Tigers protection performed a significantly better recreation than per week in the past. Clemson has now gained 39 consecutive residence video games, tied with Oklahoma (2005-11) for the second-longest streak within the FBS since 1990. — Andrea Adelson

Up subsequent: vs. Miami (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN app)

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Will Shipley jumps over the Louisville defender for a Clemson landing.


The Tar Heels clinched the Coastal Division and a spot within the ACC championship recreation with a 36-34 win over Wake Forest behind one other excellent efficiency from quarterback Drake Maye, who went 31-of-49 for a career-high 448 yards passing and three touchdowns. That is the fourth-highest single-game complete in class historical past. He additionally rushed for 71 yards and a rating. North Carolina is 6-0 on the highway this season, the very best away win complete in class historical past. Once once more the Tar Heels wanted a fourth-quarter comeback to win, one thing that has develop into a little bit of a trademark throughout this 9-1 begin. — Adelson

Up subsequent: vs. Georgia Tech (Saturday, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN app)


And like that, the Ducks’ CFP desires are lifeless. It’s a consequence that has the potential to hang-out first-year coach Dan Lanning for his choice to go for it on 4th-and-1 with a minute and a half to go. With the sport tied at 34, the Ducks went for it from their very own 33, solely to get stuffed. Four performs later, Washington kicked the game-winning discipline objective in an exhilarating Pac-12 recreation. — Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. Utah (Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN app)

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A sluggish begin for the Utes gave option to a trouncing of Stanford in Salt Lake City. The Cardinal had a 7-0 lead after one quarter, however by the point the clock hit zero Utah had scored 42 unanswered factors. It was a efficiency fueled by a 180-yard dashing evening from Tavion Thomas who additionally added two touchdowns. Cam Rising threw one other choose, however his three touchdowns over the air nullified any errors because the Utes continued their march towards defending their Pac-12 title. — Paolo Uggetti

Up subsequent: at Oregon (Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN app)


Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw for 408 yards and a pair of touchdowns because the Huskies picked up their most spectacular win of the season, taking down No. 6 Oregon 37-34 in Eugene. It’s a win that may damage the Pac-12’s playoff possibilities, not that the Huskies will care within the slightest. Oregon moved the ball at will all recreation (592 yards) however it was the Huskies protection that pressured a discipline objective within the purple zone late, then got here up with a 4th-and-1 cease to arrange the game-winning discipline objective. — Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. Colorado


The Nittany Lions protection got here up huge within the 30-0 win over Maryland. Penn State held Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa to simply 74 yards passing and no interceptions. It additionally held the Terps dashing assault to 60 complete yards on the bottom. It was a dominating efficiency and the offense was capable of constantly put up factors all through the sport to offer Penn State the win. Running again Nick Singleton continued his glorious freshman season with 122 yards and two touchdowns dashing. — VanHaaren

Up subsequent: at Rutgers


Lane Kiffin goes to need that one again. In the primary half, his workforce had all of it found out. The protection was stout, the working recreation was firing on all cylinders and Jaxson Dart was having success pushing the ball down the sphere by way of the air. But a 10-0 lead evaporated shortly, the working recreation regressed ever so barely and Alabama was capable of go on a 23-7 run through the remaining half-hour, 8 seconds of the sport. And nonetheless Ole Miss had the ball late with an opportunity to win and could not get the job performed. — Scarborough

Up subsequent: at Arkansas (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network/ESPN app)


Senior quarterback John Rhys Plumlee’s triumphant return to the lineup spurred UCF to a 38-31 upset of Tulane on Saturday. Plumlee accounted for 308 complete yards (180 dashing) and three complete touchdowns because the Knights overwhelmed the Green Wave on the bottom to the tune of a season-high 336 yards. The Knights’ protection held Tulane to 176 complete yards within the first half, which allowed them to grab management. — Blake Baumgartner

Up subsequent: vs. Navy (Saturday, 11 a.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN app)


Chris Klieman’s Wildcats have spent the previous few weeks alternating between top-five caliber and mediocrity; on Saturday in Waco, it was way more former than latter. Deuce Vaughn had 156 mixed dashing and receiving yards, Will Howard threw for 196 yards and three scores off the bench, and Okay-State dominated third and fourth down (they gained 20 of 30 performs on these downs) to cruise to a 31-3 blowout of Baylor. The Bears had been on a pleasant run, however the Wildcats gained the important thing performs and moved to 7-3 in consequence. At 5-2 in convention play, they seem to be a recreation up on Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas with two weeks to play. — Bill Connelly

Up subsequent: at West Virginia (Saturday, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN+)


The Bruins firepower ran out on Saturday evening on the Rose Bowl as Dorian Thompson-Robinson could not full the comeback on the ultimate drive of the sport in opposition to Arizona. The offense that had vaulted them to wins over Utah and Washington this season could not dig itself out the entire the protection created from the soar. The Wildcats embraced their underdog standing, going up 14-0 within the first quarter after which scoring 13 within the fourth. It was simply sufficient to edge out the Bruins, who are actually longshots to get into the convention title recreation. — Uggetti

Up subsequent: vs. USC


The Irish appeared to keep away from a post-Clemson hangover in opposition to Navy, surging to a 35-13 halftime lead behind a near-flawless efficiency by quarterback Drew Pyne (14-of-16 passing, 234 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and a dashing landing). But Notre Dame’s unusual season took a flip within the second half, as Navy outscored the Irish 19-0 and held the guests to 2 web yards and solely 66 complete dashing yards for the sport. Pyne had solely 35 passing yards within the second half, however Notre Dame held on to win its fourth straight below first-year coach Marcus Freeman. — Rittenberg

Up subsequent: vs. Boston College (Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC)


The Seminoles snuck into the top-25 this previous week and did greater than show that they deserve that spot in opposition to Syracuse on Saturday. For the third recreation in a row, Florida State’s offense acquired off to a roaring begin, scoring 24 factors within the first half whereas its protection dominated the Orange, holding them to a whopping three complete factors on the evening. Syracuse might solely cough up 160 complete yards on offense (solely 65 over the air) whereas the Noles put up 420 yards of their very own. It was a dominant affair from begin to end for Mike Norvell’s workforce, which appears to have discovered its stride following a three-loss stretch earlier than this profitable streak. — Uggetti

Up subsequent: vs. Louisiana (Saturday, midday ET, ESPN3)


Tulane’s five-game profitable streak got here to a halt Saturday as UCF ran its option to a 38-31 victory. The Green Wave’s protection surrendered a season-high 336 dashing yards, with Knights senior quarterback John Rhys Plumlee accounting for 176 and two scores. Green Wave junior working again Tyjae Spears (130 yards) went over the 100-yard dashing mark for the fourth consecutive week and quarterback Michael Pratt (23-of-38, 236 passing yards) had 4 complete touchdowns (three passing). — Baumgartner

Up subsequent: vs. SMU (Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN app)


Jarrett Guest made some huge performs early, and Bryce Carpenter helped save the day late. In their first recreation after studying that star quarterback Grayson McCall can be out for just a few weeks with damage, Coastal Carolina performed two completely different QBs and survived a 26-23 battle with Southern Miss by bolting to a 17-0 lead within the first quarter and holding on for expensive life. Reese White’s 2-yard rating, following a future by CJ Beasley, gave the lead again to the Chants with 9:20 left, and Coastal made a pair of fourth-down stops to maneuver to 9-1 general and clinch the Sun Belt East title. — Connelly

Up subsequent: at Virginia (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3)


Cincinnati’s AAC title hopes are nonetheless alive regardless of the Bearcats getting significantly outgained (454-310) by East Carolina through the 27-25 victory Friday. The Bearcats staved off a late Pirates push, with junior Ryan Coe’s 21-yard discipline objective with 9:42 left in regulation offering the profitable margin. Junior broad receiver Jadon Thompson’s 100-yard kickoff return for a landing within the first quarter helped kick Cincinnati into gear. Senior QB Ben Bryant (14-of-30 passing for 244 yards, 2 TDs, 1 interception) related with senior Tre Tucker (55 yards) and junior Tyler Scott (76 yards) for lengthy first-half scores. — Baumgartner

Up subsequent: at Temple (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET, ESPNU/ESPN app)


Coming off a three-point loss to a Washington workforce that beat Oregon this week, the Beavers took out their frustration on a sinking Cal workforce, beating them handily 38-10 thanks to a different sturdy efficiency from quarterback Ben Gulbranson. Gulbranson threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for an additional in his fifth recreation since changing beginning quarterback Chance Nolan this season. Apart from a blowout loss by the hands of Utah earlier this season, Oregon State has both gained each recreation or misplaced by a discipline objective. The means to bounce again from a loss and deal with a lesser opponent with ease is a glimpse into the sort of program OSU has develop into below Jonathan Smith. — Uggetti

Up subsequent: at Arizona State (Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN app)


It was more durable than anticipated, however Troy moved to 8-2 on Saturday afternoon with a 10-9 win over Army. Down 9-0 at halftime, the Trojans inched again into the sport, taking the lead on a 3-yard Gunnar Watson-to-Tez Johnson landing cross with eight minutes left, then watched as Quinn Maretzki missed a 42-yard discipline objective with 15 seconds left. (Maretzki had already missed a PAT, which offered the profitable margin.) This wasn’t the best recreation in Jon Sumrall’s debut season as Troy head coach, however they can not all be fairly. — Connelly

Up subsequent: vs. UL Monroe (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

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