School soccer rankings: Michigan joins high 4, a number of new groups make listing

Published:Mar 8, 202422:50

By RJ Younger
FOX Sports activities School Soccer Author

When Michigan wanted a yard on fourth down in a detailed ballgame in opposition to an undefeated Huge Ten opponent, Jim Harbaugh did not hesitate.

He known as a run play for the person who has turn into not simply the Wolverines' talisman, however the cause they've gone from unranked to No. 4 in my high 25: Blake Corum.

And Corum rushed for a TD.

The Wolverines walked into the Huge Home skinny at tailback with Donovan Edwards out as a consequence of damage and did not have anybody else the teaching employees felt assured in taking the ball.

With an Iowa squad enjoying its finest protection in additional than 65 years looming subsequent Saturday (Midday ET on FOX and the FOX Sports activities app), the Wolverines will want Corum to proceed to be heroic in the event that they anticipate to stay within the last CFP spot.

Did Georgia present weak spot in opposition to Kent State?

Did Georgia show weakness against Kent State?

RJ Younger discusses Georgia's less-than-dominant efficiency in opposition to Kent State.

1. Georgia (4-0)

Defeated Kent State, 39-22

After a ripe feting of the UGA — led by yours actually — the Dawgs performed their worst soccer of the season in opposition to the Golden Flashes.

Georgia allowed extra factors to Kent State (22) than it did to No. 15 Oregon (3) South Carolina (7) and Samford (0) mixed (10). Actually, solely two groups have put up 22 factors or extra on Georgia in its final 19 video games: 2021 Alabama and 2022 Kent State.

Georgia outgained Kent State 529 to 281 however dedicated three turnovers.

The Dawgs are STILL the No. 1 crew within the nation — for now.

2. Alabama (4-0)

Defeated Vanderbilt, 55-3

The Tide led Vandy 41-3 after three quarters, and backup quarterback Jalen Milroe got here in for reigning Heisman winner Bryce Younger after Younger put up 385 passing yards and 4 TDs.

3. Ohio State (4-0)

Defeated Wisconsin, 52-21

Wisconsin had by no means given up greater than 41 factors in a recreation with Jim Leonhard as its defensive coordinator — he is had that job for six years.

The Buckeyes scored 45 earlier than the third quarter ended whereas quarterback C.J. Stroud accomplished 17 of 27 for 281 yards and 5 TDs. Two Ohio State tailbacks — TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams — every rushed for greater than 100 yards.

4. Michigan (4-0)

Defeated Maryland, 34-27

Working again Corum put the Wolverines on his again with 30 rushes for 243 yards and two TDs in Michigan’s first win in opposition to a Energy 5 crew this season.

Blake Corum carries Michigan

Blake Corum carries Michigan

The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines outlasted the Maryland Terrapins in a tightly-contested Huge Ten matchup, thanks largely to Blake Corum.

5. Clemson (4-0)

Defeated Wake Forest, 51-45, 2OT

The Tigers survived an impressive offensive exhibiting from the Demon Deacons by which Sam Hartman, ranked No. 767 within the 247 Sports activities Composite 2018 class, practically matched Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei blow-for-blow. 

Each QBs completed with greater than 330 passing yards and at the very least 5 passing TDs on this thriller.

6. Kentucky (4-0)

Defeated Northern Illinois, 31-23

UK quarterback Will Levis has handed for at the very least 300 yards in three of the Wildcats’ 4 video games this season. He threw for 300 yards simply 3 times in all of 2021.

7. Oklahoma State (3-0)


8. Tennessee (4-0)

Defeated Florida, 38-33

Hendon Hooker has been so good that Tennessee is likely to be pondering it could actually knock off Alabama on Oct. 15.

Towards UF, Hooker threw for 349 yards and rushed for 112 extra. He nonetheless hasn’t thrown an interception since Nov. 13, 2021, when he threw only one in opposition to Georgia.

Each the Gators (576) and Vols (594) put up greater than 570 yards in a recreation finest described as "defense-optional."

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9. Minnesota (4-0)

Defeated Michigan State, 34-7

Minnesota outgained Michigan State 312-45 within the first half, recorded 19 first downs to Michigan State’s three, and allowed the Spartans to run simply 19 performs.

In the meantime, Mohamed Ibrahim continued to make a case as the most effective again within the nation by changing into the primary participant to hurry for 100 yards in opposition to Michigan State in 16 video games.

That is his thirteenth consecutive 100-yard dashing efficiency.

10. USC (4-0)

Defeated Oregon State, 17-14

It wasn't a factor of magnificence, however Heisman candidate Caleb Williams made the massive performs when most wanted because the Trojans pulled out a win within the troublesome setting that's Corvallis.

11. Oklahoma (3-1)

Misplaced to Kansas State, 41-34

The Sooners gave up greater than 500 yards and 41 factors in a humbling loss after an impressive efficiency in opposition to the nonconference portion of their schedule.

12. Penn State (4-0)

Defeated Central Michigan, 33-14

After falling behind 14-0 within the first quarter, the Nittany Lions scored 33 unanswered factors to defeat CMU. That is the excellent news.

The dangerous information is that is the final cupcake on PSU’s schedule.

13. Oregon (3-1)

Defeated Washington State, 44-41

This recreation had extra twists and turns than a chunk of origami. The 2 groups tallied greater than 1,000 yards of complete offense — 628 of which got here from UO — and an an identical variety of first downs (28) in the most effective Pac-12 recreation of the season up to now.

UO quarterback Bo Nix accomplished 33 of 44 passes for 428 cross yards, three TDs and one INT.

14. Brigham Younger (3-1)

Defeated Wyoming, 38-24

Jaren Corridor handed for 337 yards and 4 TDs to steer the Cougars.

15. Baylor (3-1)

Defeated Iowa State, 31-24

The Bears put collectively a powerful exhibiting in opposition to a previously undefeated Iowa State on the street. The Bears led 31-14 at first of the fourth quarter.

16. Utah (3-1)

Defeated Arizona State, 34-13

The Utes have gained three straight since shedding at Florida in Week 1, and so they've appeared spectacular in every. 

17. Mississippi (4-0)

Defeated Tulsa, 35-27

The Rebels protection stymied the Tulsa passing assault. Golden Hurricane quarterback Davis Brin walked into Vaught-Hemingway averaging greater than 400 cross yards per recreation. Towards Ole Miss, he accomplished simply seven of 13 cross makes an attempt for 112 yards with a TD.

18. North Carolina State (4-0)

Defeated Connecticut, 41-10

Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary made mild work of the Huskies, finishing 32 of 44 passes for 320 cross yards, 4 TDs and an INT within the win.

19. Texas A&M (3-1)

Defeated Arkansas, 23-21

A&M working again Devon Achane rushed for 159 yards on 19 rushes in a recreation the Aggies wanted a missed discipline aim from Arkansas late to clinch the win.

20. Arkansas (3-1)

Misplaced to Texas A&M, 23-21

21. Texas Tech (3-1)

Defeated Texas, 37-34, OT

The Crimson Raiders notched their first win in opposition to Texas in Lubbock since 2008 in entrance of a sold-out crowd at Jones AT&T Stadium.

22. Washington (4-0)

Defeated Stanford, 40-22

Washington pressured three turnovers, and QB Michael Penix Jr. handed for 309 yards and two TDs in a complete victory.

23. Kansas (4-0)

Defeated Duke, 35-27 

The Jayhawks are 4-0 for the primary time since 2009.

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24. Kansas State (3-1)

Defeated Oklahoma, 41-34

Adrian Martinez performed the most effective recreation of his profession. He handed for greater than 200 and rushed for over 100 and 4 touchdowns in Ok-State’s upset of the Sooners.

25. Iowa (3-1)

Defeated Rutgers, 27-10

The Hawkeyes scored two defensive TDs of their win in opposition to a beforehand undefeated Rutgers in Piscataway. Iowa’s protection has allowed simply 23 factors in its first 4 video games — its fewest factors allowed within the final 66 years.

Learn extra:

- Heisman watch: Bryce Younger reminds us why he gained it

- Michigan has weaknesses, however a real star to paved the way

- High performs from Week 4: Michigan edges Maryland, Clemson wins thriller

- CFP, Heisman and different predictions from FOX Sports activities employees 

- Pac-12 is again within the highlight, for all the fitting causes

RJ Younger is a nationwide school soccer author and analyst for FOX Sports activities and the host of the podcast "The Number One College Football Show." Comply with him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to "The RJ Young Show" on YouTube.

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