College Football Pick’em
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The schedule in Week 2 almost always looks less exciting going in than the results we see on the field, and this year was no different as three top-10 teams all lost on the same day and the presumed best team in the country was taken to the wire on the road as a 20-point favorite. But now that all the dust has settled, the picture at the top looks clearer than ever — and that picture paints the Georgia Bulldogs as the best team in the country.
Georgia took over the No. 1 spot from Alabama in the latest edition of the CBS Sports 131, a comprehensive ranking of every FBS team. Our voters, a group compiled of college football experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports, moved Georgia ahead of Ohio State for No. 2 after the Bulldogs’ impressive season-opening win against Oregon. After the Crimson Tide escaped with a 20-19 win against Texas on Saturday, Georgia’s journey to No. 1 was complete as the Bulldogs are the unanimous No. 1 team entering Week 3.
The reaction to Alabama’s near-upset at the hands of the Longhorns nearly cost them two spots in the rankings; a razor thin margin separates the Crimson Tide from Ohio State at No. 3. Michigan and Oklahoma are the next teams up at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, with USC making a move up four spots to No. 6 after its impressive win at Stanford.
Kentucky made one of the bigger moves within the top 25, jumping 13 spots to No. 10 after the road win at Florida. Notable moves down included massive falls for Notre Dame (from No. 8 to No. 40) and Texas A&M (from No. 7 to No. 33), but of course those upsets also have positive results in the rankings for Marshall (up 39 spots to No. 32) and Appalachian state (up 19 spots to No. 25). For more on the biggest week-to-week adjustments in the CBS Sports 131 this week, 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 26-127 on our rankings page.
Check out the rest of the CBS Sports 131: Teams ranked 26-131
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