College football rankings: Michigan joins the top four, several new teams make roster

by RJ Young
Football writer at FOX Sports College

When Michigan Needing a square for a fourth in a close match against an undefeated Big Ten opponent, Jim Harbaugh didn’t hesitate.

He described the running play of the man who not only became the Wolverines’ mascot, but why they went from unranked to fourth in the top 25: Blake Corum.

Corum rushed to get a TD.

The Wolverines walked to the Big House, skinny at the tail Donovan Edwards He was off with an injury and there was no one else the coaching staff could feel confident taking the ball.

with the Yes The team playing its best defense in more than 65 years looms next Saturday (Noon ET on FOX and FOX Sports), the Wolverines will need Corum to remain heroic if they are to expect to stay in the last CFP position.

Did Georgia show weakness against Kent State?

Did Georgia show weakness against Kent State?

RJ Young discusses Georgia’s least dominant performance against Kent State.

1. Georgia (4-0)

Defeated Kent StateAnd the 39-22

After embracing a mature UGA–really led by your team–the Dawgs played their worst football of the season against the Golden Flashes.

Georgia allowed more points to Kent State (22) than it allowed Oregon No. 15 (3) South Carolina (7) and Samford (0) combined (10). In fact, only two teams have put 22 or more points over Georgia in their last 19 games: 2021 Alabama and 2022 Kent State.

Georgia outperformed Kent State from 529 to 281 but made three turnovers.

The Dawgs are still the number one team in the country — for now.

2. Alabama (4-0)

Defeated VanderbiltAnd the 55-3

Tide Vandy led 41-3 after three quarters, and a reserve quarterback appeared Galen Millrow Came to judge the winner Heisman Bryce Young After Young put in 385 yards and four TDs.

3. Ohio State (4-0)

Defeated WisconsinAnd the 52-21

Wisconsin never gave up more than 41 points in a game with Jim Leonard as defensive coordinator – he held that position for six years.

The Buckeyes scored 45 before the third quarter ended while quarterback CJ Stroud She completed 17 of 27 for 281 yards and five TDs. Two Ohio hangovers – Trivon Henderson And the Mian Williams – All of them rushed over 100 yards.

4. Michigan (4-0)

Defeated MarylandAnd the 34-27

Corum ran back and put the Wolverines on his back with 30 lunges for 243 yards and two TDs in Michigan’s first win against a Power 5 team of the season.

Blake Corum carries Michigan

Blake Corum carries Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines No. 4 outperformed the Maryland Terrapins in a highly competitive Big Ten competition, thanks in large part to Blake Corum.

5. Clemson (4-0)

Defeated Wake ForestAnd the 51-45, 2 tons

The tigers survived the wonderful attack of the demons deacons as Sam Hartmanranked No. 767 in the 247 Sports Composite 2018, nearly matching quarterback Clemson DJ Uiagalelei Blowing versus puffing.

Both QBs finished with over 330 yards passing and at least five TDs in this thrilling thriller.

6. Kentucky (4-0)

Defeated Northern IllinoisAnd the 31-23

UK quarterback Will Levis He has passed at least 300 yards in three of the Wildcats’ four games this season. He threw for 300 yards only three times in all of 2021.

7. Oklahoma (3-0)


8. Tennessee (4-0)

Defeated FloridaAnd the 38-33

Hendon Hooker It was so good that Tennessee probably thought they could get rid of Alabama on October 15.

Against the UF, Hooker threw for 349 yards and rushed for another 112. He hasn’t made an interception since November 13, 2021, when he threw only once against Georgia.

Both Gators (576) and Vols (594) put in more than 570 yards in a game described as “defense-optional.”

Is Hendon Hooker a competitor to Heisman?

Is Hendon Hooker a competitor to Heisman?

RJ Young explains why Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker might have a Heisman season.

9. Minnesota (4-0)

Defeated Michigan StateAnd the 7-34

Minnesota beat Michigan State 312-45 in the first half, scoring 19 first touchdowns to Michigan State’s three, and allowing the Spartans to run just 19 plays.

while, Mohamed Ibrahim He went on to make a case as the best player in the country by becoming the first player to dash for 100 yards against Michigan State in 16 games.

This is his thirteenth running in the 100-yard dash.

10. USC (4-0)

Defeated OregonAnd the 17-14

It was nothing of beauty, but Heisman filter Caleb Williams He made the big plays when it was needed most as the Trojans took victory in the challenging environment of Corvallis.

11. Oklahoma (3-1)

Lost Kansas StateAnd the 41-34

The Sooners gave up over 500 yards and 41 points in a modest loss after an outstanding performance for the non-conference portion of their schedule.

12. Pennsylvania state (4-0)

Defeated Central MichiganAnd the 14-33

After trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, Nittany Lions scored 33 unanswered points to defeat CMU. This is the good news.

The bad news is that this is the last cupcake on PSU’s schedule.

13. Oregon (3-1)

Defeated Washington StateAnd the 44-41

This toy had more twists and turns than a piece of origami. Both teams racked up over 1,000 yards of total attack – 628 of which came from the UO – and a similar number of first defeats (28) in the best Pac-12 game of the season so far.

UO Quarterback Bo Knicks Complete 33 of 44 passes for 428 yards, three TDs and one INT.

14. Brigham Young (3-1)

Defeated WyomingAnd the 38-24

Garen Hall He passed 337 yards and four TDs to lead the Cougars.

15th. Baylor (3-1)

Defeated IowaAnd the 31-24

The Bears put up an impressive show against someone previously undefeated Iowa On the road. Bears advance 31-14 at the start of the fourth quarter.

16. Utah (3-1)

Defeated ArizonaAnd the 34-13

The Utes have won three in a row since losing to Florida in their first week, and they’ve looked great in both.

17. Mississippi (4-0)

Defeated TulsaAnd the 35-27

Rebel defense thwarted Tulsa’s passing attack. Golden Hurricane Quarterback Davis Bren He walked to Vaught-Hemingway averaging over 400 yards per game. Against the Ole Miss, he completed only seven of his 13 pass attempts for 112 yards with a TD.

18. North Carolina (4-0)

Defeated ConnecticutAnd the 41-10

Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary He did a light husky, and completed 32 of 44 passes for 320 yards, four TDs and an INT in the win.

19. Texas A&M (3-1)

Defeated Arkansas, 23-21

A & M runs backwards Devon Ashan Dashing for 159 yards in 19 lunges in a game, the Aggies needed a late missed field goal from Arkansas to seal the victory.

20. Arkansas (3-1)

Lost Texas A&MAnd the 23-21

21. Texas Tech (3-1)

Defeated TexasAnd the 37-34, overtime

The Reds scored their first win over Texas in Lubbock since 2008 in front of an out-running crowd at Jones AT&T Stadium.

22. Washington (4-0)

Defeated stanfordAnd the 40-22

Washington forced three transformations, the QB Michael Benx Jr. He passed 309 yards and two TDs in an all-around victory.

23. kansas (4-0)

Defeated dukeAnd the 35-27

The Jayhawks team 4-0 for the first time since 2009.

“Kansas Rank!”

RJ Young broke up Kansas’ impressive victory against Duke and explains why the Jayhawks should be in the AP Top 25.

24. Kansas State (3-1)

Defeated Oklahoma 41-34

Adrian Martinez He played the best match of his career. He’s passed over 200 and rushed for over 100 and four touchdowns at K-State from the Sooners surprise.

25. Yes (3-1)

Defeated RutgersAnd the 10-27

The Hawkeyes scored two defensive TDs in their win over the previously undefeated Rutgers at Piscataway. The Iowa defense only allowed 23 points in its first four games – the fewest points allowed in the past 66 years.

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– CFP, Heisman and other predictions from the FOX Sports team

– The Pac-12 is back in the spotlight, for all the right reasons

RJ Young is a writer, national college football analyst for FOX Sports, and podcast host.Show college football number one.Follow him on Twitter at Tweet embed And the Subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.

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