The 2022 college football regular season schedule is winding down as teams are running out of chances to make an impression on rankings voters and College Football Playoff Selection Committee members alike. While the new CFP Rankings won’t be updated until Tuesday night, our CBS Sports 131 voters have already identified one of the biggest winners from Week 12 in our updated rankings.
USC moved from No. 7 to No. 5 in the latest update to the CBS Sports 131, our comprehensive ranking of every FBS team as compiled by ballots from CBS Sports and 247Sports experts. The Trojans jumped LSU and took the place of Tennessee, which dropped four spots from No. 5 to No. 9 after its stunning loss at South Carolina.
The Trojans closed out their Pac-12 schedule with an 8-1 league record thanks to a 48-45 win against UCLA, clinching one of the two spots in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Now, USC will puts its playoff hopes on the line in a rivalry game against Notre Dame on Saturday, because with Ohio State (No. 2 in CBS Sports 131) and Michigan (No. 3) also squaring off this weekend, the door for USC to make its first-ever College Football Playoff appearance seems to be open.
Clemson was another big winner from the weekend, and another team that saw some upward movement within the top 10 of the CBS Sports 131. While the move from No. 9 to No. 7 was not dramatic, it did include a notable adjustment from the voters as the one-loss Tigers have now jumped two-loss Alabama. Both Alabama and Clemson lost on Nov. 5 — the Crimson Tide at LSU and the Tigers at Notre Dame — and in the reshuffling of…
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Author : Chip Patterson
Publish date : 2022-11-21 15:41:33
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