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October 21, 2019, 6:03 pm

College football rankings: Oklahoma jumps Clemson, moves into top four of CBS Sports 130

The Sooners jumped Clemson for the No. 4 spot

College football rankings: Oklahoma jumps Clemson, moves into top four of CBS Sports 130
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The Sooner Schooner mightiness have gone down, but it's the Oklahoma Sooners that are afoot up into the top four in the new CBS Sports 130 body football game superiors. Our comprehensive superior of all FBS team remains dependable at the top with Ohio State at No. 1 followed by Alabama and LSU. After that is a small bit of a shuffling pursuing Week 8's action.

Oklahoma jumped up into the No. 4 spot in the lead of Clemson, Penn State affected up to No. 6, and Florida affected to No. 7 pursuing Wisconsin's loss at Illinois. We also saw Auburn and Georgia electric switch their command in the top 10. Last week, the Bulldogs were one spot in the lead of Tigers, but aft a distressing first-half screening against Kentucky, our voters have turned that command with Auburn now occupying No. 8 and Georgia leftover in topographic point at No. 9. 

The biggest movements in the superiors this week were just outside the top 25 (more in the "biggest movers" section below), but as losses are accumulating across the country, we're seeing teams like Baylor, SMU and Cincinnati start to make moves towards the top 10. If those teams can continue their winning ways, we'll see them start to threaten a top tier that has remained intact for most of the season. 

College football game experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports contribute ballots each week, which are averaged together for our superiors. You can see the top-25 below, and 26-130 on our superiors page.

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1Ohio State7-01
2Alabama7-02
3LSU7-03
4Oklahoma7-05
5Clemson7-04
6Penn State7-07
7Florida7-18
8Auburn6-110
9Georgia6-19
10Notre Dame5-111
11Oregon6-112
12Wisconsin6-16
13Baylor7-013
14Utah6-114
15Texas5-217
16SMU7-021
17Cincinnati 6-122
18Minnesota7-018
19Michigan5-215
20Boise State6-116
21Iowa State5-223
22Iowa5-225
23Appalachian State6-026
24Memphis6-128
25Arizona State5-220

Biggest movers 

  • No. 33 Navy (+14): Our voters have been a small hesitant to move the Midshipmen up the superiors, but aft a convincing win against South Florida to improve to 5-1, the reaction has finally followed. As Navy sets its sights on contending for a title in the loaded AAC West, it will have opportunities to take down conference foes ranked higher in the CBS Sports 130 that can continue this upward momentum. 
  • No. 34 Kansas State (+9): We're only midway through the season, but so far, Year 1 of the Chris Klieman era has been a success in Manhattan. The Wildcats have the majority of their conference schedule left to secure two more wins for bowl eligibility but home victories against Mississippi State and just recently TCU have Kansas State inside the top 40 of our superiors.
  • No. 12 Wisconsin (-6): The Badgers were bound to fall in the superiors aft losing to Illinois, but dropping only to No. 12 as opposed to No. 13 in the polls mightiness point to their strength of their statistical dominance in the six wins. Every voter has a different method, but many of the advanced metrics haven't given up on Wisconsin as one of the best teams in the country despite the disappointing loss. 
  • No. 30 Missouri (-11): No surprise to see a dramatic adjustment for the Tigers. One week we're wondering if Missouri will crash the SEC East title race and then that same supposedly title-contending team goes on the road and loses to a Vanderbilt that lost to UNLV the week prior. Missouri's overall 5-2 record helped this fall from being too dramatic, and it should be noted they do still have a shot in the division with both Florida and Georgia leftover on the schedule. 
  • No. 38 Tulane (-11): After knocking off Memphis a year ago and finishing the season in a tie for the division title, Tulane got boat-raced by the Tigers on Saturday. It was the kind of result that created some apparent separation in that AAC West race in 2019, especially considering Tulane still has cross-division contests against Temple and UCF with no margin for error thanks to the head-to-head loss against Memphis. 

Check out the rest of the CBS Sports 130: Teams ranked 26-130

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