school soccer power Rankings after Week eleven

In a season stuffed with upsets, Week eleven was a return to normalcy as a end result of the best 10 solely noticed one defeat this week — sorry, Oregon.

Georgia saved rolling in its title protection with a snug win in the direction of Mississippi State to clinch a spot inside the SEC title sport whereas LSU beat Arkansas thirteen-10 to clinch the SEC West and a date with the Bulldogs in early December.

inside the large Ten, Ohio State and Michigan saved glorious seasons alive in the direction of inferior convention opponents as a end result of it seems the two age-outdated rivals are set to meet with all the pieces on the road on Nov. 26.

TCU and Tennessee additionally saved doable school soccer Playoff berths alive with snug wins and the Pac-12’s playoff hopes took an large hit as Washington beat Oregon late.

With solely two weeks left inside the common season, the playoff area is starting to finalize, which makes it an best time to take a have a look at this week’s power Rankings.

The No. 1 Bulldogs clinched the SEC East with a forty 5-19 victory at Mississippi State on Saturday night, however coach Kirby good said he will not start captivated with having fun with LSU inside the Dec. three SEC championship sport in Atlanta anytime quickly. instead, good said his workforce shall be focused on subsequent week’s SEC finale at Kentucky and a Nov. 26 dwelling sport in the direction of rival Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs broke open a detailed sport by outscoring Mississippi State 28-7 inside the second half. Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw for 289 yards with 4 touchdowns (one dashing), and Georgia’s protection restricted State to merely forty seven dashing yards. Mississippi State went three-for-14 on third down and zero-for-three on fourth down. — Mark Schlabach

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



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

The story for these Buckeyes has been accidents and a schedule with solely a few real challenges. Indiana did not current a lot resistance, as Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud responded from a profession-worst passing efficiency final day trip to throw for 297 yards and 5 touchdowns in a fifty six-14 win. starting working again TreVeyon Henderson (foot) missed his second straight sport, however Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards earlier than being carted off with a leg damage. the proper information for Ohio State was the play of freshman Dallan Hayden, who logged his first profession a hundred-yard dashing efficiency. Ohio State turned the major massive Ten workforce since 1903 (Michigan) to understand at the very least forty five factors in six straight dwelling video games inside the identical season. — Adam Rittenberg

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

The Wolverines beat Nebraska 34-three to go 10-zero on the season. it is simply the third time since 1975 that Michigan has started the season 10-zero, collectively with the 1997 and 2006 teams. working again Blake Corum has been carrying the load on offense for Michigan and he bought here by way of in the direction of Nebraska with 162 yards dashing and one touchdown. Corum is the third massive Ten participant over the previous 15 seasons with at the very least one dashing touchdown of their workforce’s first 10 video games of the season. Michigan’s protection additionally confirmed up, holding Nebraska to 146 whole yards and no touchdowns inside the win. — Tom VanHaaren

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

The Horned Frogs went into Texas as 7.5-level underdogs and morphed from an offensive machine to a workforce ready to grinding Texas’s star-studded offense to a halt. The Longhorns managed simply 199 whole yards, averaged three.three yards per play, and went 1-of-thirteen on third down en path to scoring three offensive factors. If the CFP committee is fearful with regard to the Frogs’ protection, as they’d indicated in previous weeks, this was pretty an announcement. TCU is now 10-zero and has clinched a spot inside the large 12 championship sport after ending 5-7 final yr, and the Horned Frogs’ charmed season continues. — Dave Wilson

Up subsequent: at Baylor

Hendon Hooker said adieu to Neyland Stadium in type, and Tennessee bought here roaring again from its solely lack of the season with a sixty six-24 thrashing of Missouri on Saturday. Hooker, who was sacked six instances final week in a 27-thirteen loss to Georgia, handed for 355 yards and three touchdowns and likewise ran for a TD on Senior Day. The Vols (9-1) racked up a college-file 724 yards of whole offense in the direction of a Missouri protection that entered the sport ranked thirteenth nationally (304.1 yards per sport). The Tigers had not allowed larger than 26 factors of their earlier seven video games, which included a 26-22 loss to Georgia. Missouri pulled to inside 28-24 midway by way of the third quarter, however Tennessee reeled off 38 unanswered factors to finish its first unbeaten season at dwelling since 2007. — Chris Low

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

every week after placing up 32 factors in an time past regulation win in the direction of Alabama, LSU leaned on its protection Saturday to beat Arkansas thirteen-10 on the road and clinched the SEC Western Division championship and a berth inside the convention title sport. Arkansas was having fun with shorthanded with out starting quarterback KJ Jefferson, and the Tigers took full benefit by holding the Hogs to 249 whole yards. LSU freshman linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. was all by way of the place with a college-file 4 sacks, two compelled fumbles and a go deflection. The Tigers (eight-2) obtained 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 instances. — Low

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

There wasn’t actually something to understand for USC in its sport in the direction of Colorado. Win massive, it is anticipated. the relaxation, it is regarding. The Trojans nonetheless managed to get considerably little bit of each. They trailed three-2 on the prime of the major quarter earlier than cruising to a fifty five-17 win. past that, there’s not a lot to be taught into. it might have been laborious to watch that sport and are obtainable away pondering greater of the Trojans than beforehand. — Kyle Bonagura

Up subsequent: at UCLA

It wasn’t a pretty win at Ole Miss and it was pretty a bit nearer than anyone on the Alabama sideline needed it to be, however then as quickly as extra not a lot about this season has gone in response to plan for Nick Saban’s squad. at the very least this time the Crimson Tide held on to the lead late on the road and no-one ended the night 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 sport and give up simply one second-half touchdown. — Alex Scarborough

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

The Tigers bounced again from their loss to Notre Dame with a 31-sixteen win over Louisville due to a dominant efficiency on the underside, with 248 yards and three dashing touchdowns — one every from Phil Mafah, Will Shipley and DJ Uiagalelei. although Clemson turned the ball over thrice in the direction of the aggressive Louisville protection, the playing cards have been unable to understand factors off any of the miscues as a end result of the Tigers protection performed a pretty a bit greater sport than every week in the past. Clemson has now obtained 39 consecutive dwelling video games, tied with Oklahoma (2005-eleven) for the second-longest streak inside the FBS since 1990. — Andrea Adelson

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



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

The Tar Heels clinched the Coastal Division and a spot inside the ACC championship sport with a 36-34 win over Wake Forest behind one other excellent efficiency from quarterback Drake Maye, who went 31-of-forty nine for a profession-extreme 448 yards passing and three touchdowns. that is the fourth-highest single-sport whole at school historic previous. He additionally rushed for seventy one yards and a rating. North Carolina is 6-zero on the road this season, the best away win whole at school historic previous. as quickly as as quickly as extra the Tar Heels needed a fourth-quarter comeback to win, one factor that has develop to be a little bit of a trademark all by way of this 9-1 start. — Adelson

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

And like that, the geese’ CFP goals are lifeless. it is a end result that has the potential to hang-out first-yr coach Dan Lanning for his dedication to go for it on 4th-and-1 with a minute and a half to go. With the sport tied at 34, the geese went for it from their very personal 33, solely to get stuffed. 4 performs later, Washington kicked the sport-worthwhile area purpose in an thrilling Pac-12 sport. — Bonagura

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

A sluggish start for the Utes gave methodology to a trouncing of Stanford in Salt Lake metropolis. The Cardinal had a 7-zero lead after one quarter, however by the purpose the clock hit zero Utah had scored forty two unanswered factors. It was a efficiency fueled by a one hundred eighty-yard dashing night from Tavion Thomas who additionally added two touchdowns. Cam Rising threw one other decide, however his three touchdowns over the air nullified any errors as a end result of the Utes continued their march in the direction of 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 as a end result of the Huskies picked up their most spectacular win of the season, taking down No. 6 Oregon 37-34 in Eugene. it is a win that can harm the Pac-12’s playoff probabilities, not that the Huskies will care inside the slightest. Oregon moved the ball at will all sport (592 yards) however it was the Huskies protection that compelled a area purpose inside the purple zone late, then bought here up with a 4th-and-1 cease to arrange the sport-worthwhile area purpose. — Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. Colorado

The Nittany Lions protection bought here up massive inside the 30-zero win over Maryland. Penn State held Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa to merely seventy 4 yards passing and no interceptions. It additionally held the Terps dashing assault to 60 whole yards on the underside. It was a dominating efficiency and the offense was in a place to always put up factors all by way of the sport to current Penn State the win. working again Nick Singleton continued his glorious freshman season with 122 yards and two touchdowns dashing. — VanHaaren

Up subsequent: at Rutgers

Lane Kiffin goes to want that one again. inside the major half, his workforce had all of it discovered. The protection was stout, the working sport was firing on all cylinders and Jaxson Dart was having success pushing the ball down the sphere by way of the air. however a ten-zero lead evaporated quickly, the working sport regressed ever so barely and Alabama was in a place to go on a 23-7 run by way of the ultimate half-hour, eight seconds of the sport. And nonetheless Ole Miss had the ball late with an alternative to win and might not get the job carried out. — Scarborough

Up subsequent: at Arkansas (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC community/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 whole yards (one hundred eighty dashing) and three whole touchdowns as a end result of the Knights overwhelmed the inexperienced Wave on the underside to the tune of a season-extreme 336 yards. The Knights’ protection held Tulane to 176 whole yards inside the major half, which allowed them to grab administration. — Blake Baumgartner

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

Chris Klieman’s Wildcats have spent the earlier few weeks alternating between prime-5 caliber and mediocrity; on Saturday in Waco, it was a lot extra 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 obtained 20 of 30 performs on these downs) to cruise to a 31-three blowout of Baylor. The Bears had been on a nice run, nonetheless the Wildcats obtained the important factor performs and moved to 7-three as a end result of of this. At 5-2 in convention play, they appear to be a sport up on Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas with two weeks to play. — invoice Connelly

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

The Bruins firepower ran out on Saturday night on the Rose Bowl as Dorian Thompson-Robinson might not full the comeback on the ultimate drive of the sport in the direction of Arizona. The offense that had vaulted them to wins over Utah and Washington this season might not dig itself out the full the protection created from the bounce. The Wildcats embraced their underdog standing, going up 14-zero inside the major quarter after which scoring thirteen inside the fourth. It was simply enough to edge out the Bruins, who’re truly longshots to get into the convention title sport. — Uggetti

Up subsequent: vs. USC

The Irish appeared to hold away from a publish-Clemson hangover in the direction of Navy, surging to a 35-thirteen halftime lead behind a shut to-flawless efficiency by quarterback Drew Pyne (14-of-sixteen passing, 234 passing yards, three touchdowns and a dashing touchdown). however Notre Dame’s unusual season took a flip inside the second half, as Navy outscored the Irish 19-zero and held the visitors to 2 web yards and solely sixty six whole dashing yards for the sport. Pyne had solely 35 passing yards inside the second half, however Notre Dame held on to win its fourth straight underneath first-yr coach Marcus Freeman. — Rittenberg

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



Drew Pyne rushes in for eleven-yard touchdown

The Seminoles snuck into the best-25 this previous week and did larger than show that they deserve that spot in the direction of Syracuse on Saturday. For the third sport in a row, Florida State’s offense bought off to a roaring start, scoring 24 factors inside the major half whereas its protection dominated the Orange, holding them to a whopping three whole factors on the night. Syracuse might solely cough up one hundred sixty whole yards on offense (solely sixty five over the air) whereas the Noles put up 420 yards of their very personal. It was a dominant affair from start to finish for Mike Norvell’s workforce, which seems to have found its stride following a three-loss stretch earlier than this worthwhile streak. — Uggetti

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

Tulane’s 5-sport worthwhile streak bought here to a halt Saturday as UCF ran its methodology to a 38-31 victory. The inexperienced Wave’s protection surrendered a season-extreme 336 dashing yards, with Knights senior quarterback John Rhys Plumlee accounting for 176 and two scores. inexperienced Wave junior working again Tyjae Spears (one hundred thirty yards) went over the a hundred-yard dashing mark for the fourth consecutive week and quarterback Michael Pratt (23-of-38, 236 passing yards) had 4 whole touchdowns (three passing). — Baumgartner

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

Jarrett visitor made some massive performs early, and Bryce Carpenter helped save the day late. of their first sport after studying that star quarterback Grayson McCall could be out for a quantity of weeks with damage, Coastal Carolina performed two completely different QBs and survived a 26-23 battle with Southern Miss by bolting to a 17-zero lead inside the major quarter and holding on for costly 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 photo voltaic Belt East title. — Connelly

Up subsequent: at Virginia (Saturday, three: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 by way of the 27-25 victory Friday. The Bearcats staved off a late Pirates push, with junior Ryan Coe‘s 21-yard area purpose with 9:forty two left in regulation offering the worthwhile margin. Junior vast receiver Jadon Thompson‘s a hundred-yard kickoff return for a touchdown inside the major quarter helped kick Cincinnati into gear. Senior QB Ben Bryant (14-of-30 passing for 244 yards, 2 TDs, 1 interception) linked with senior Tre Tucker (fifty five yards) and junior Tyler Scott (seventy six yards) for prolonged first-half scores. — Baumgartner

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

Coming off a three-level 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 due to a distinct sturdy efficiency from quarterback Ben Gulbranson. Gulbranson threw for two touchdowns and ran for one extra in his fifth sport since changing starting quarterback probability Nolan this season. completely different than a blowout loss by the arms of Utah earlier this season, Oregon State has both obtained every sport or misplaced by a area purpose. the power to bounce again from a loss and deal with a lesser opponent with ease is a glimpse into the form of program OSU has develop to be underneath Jonathan Smith. — Uggetti

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

It was tougher than anticipated, however Troy moved to eight-2 on Saturday afternoon with a ten-9 win over army. Down 9-zero at halftime, the Trojans inched again into the sport, taking the lead on a three-yard Gunnar Watson-to-Tez Johnson touchdown go along with eight minutes left, then watched as Quinn Maretzki missed a forty two-yard area purpose with 15 seconds left. (Maretzki had already missed a PAT, which supplied the worthwhile margin.) This wasn’t the best sport in Jon Sumrall’s debut season as Troy head coach, however they will’t all be pretty. — Connelly

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


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