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While the traditional polls didn’t make many changes at the top of the updated college football rankings, our experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports have made yet another alteration to the top three in the CBS Sports 131. After an impressive 44-6 win against Kentucky in Week 9, Tennessee has jumped Georgia for the No. 2 spot behind top-ranked Ohio State.
The order of Ohio State at No. 1, Georgia at No. 2 and Tennessee at No. 3 remained in place after last week, which was an uncharacteristic lack of adjustment after the top three had seven different versions in the first eight CBS Sports 131 releases during the 2022 season. Now, two weeks after surging to No. 3 in the wake of its win against Alabama, Tennessee has again moved ahead of an SEC foe.
This shakeup at the top highlights the excitement and anticipation for this Saturday’s meeting between Georgia and Tennessee in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. The Vols may have jumped the Bulldogs in our rankings, and could even find themselves ranked higher when the College Football Playoff Selection Committee releases its first rankings on Tuesday, but the celebration of those achievements will be temporary if Georgia can defend home turf and its hold on the SEC East with a win Saturday.
Further down the rankings, both Illinois, now at No. 12, and Kansas State, now at No. 15, saw five-spot jumps after Week 9 wins while Oklahoma State and Wake Forest took tumbles to the edge of the top 20 after losses. For more on the biggest week-to-week adjustments in the CBS Sports 131, check out the Mover’s Report below the top 25 table.
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 26-131 on our rankings page.
Check out the rest of the CBS Sports 131: Teams ranked 26-131
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