College football rankings: Penn State surges into top 10 as notable teams hold steady in new CBS Sports 131 – CBS Sports

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Georgia remains the unanimous No. 1 team in the CBS Sports 131, our comprehensive ranking of every FBS program. While much of the top 10 remained the same after Week 3 results across college football, there is plenty of movement elsewhere as the sport’s landscape begins to take shape heading into the heart of conference play. 
Each of the top seven teams from last week’s rankings — Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma, USC and Clemson — held their respective positions after wins that affirmed their statuses. But while that top tier of the sport seems to be solidified for the moment, there are a handful of worthy contenders starting to knock at the door of elite status. 
Kentucky (No. 8) and Oklahoma State (No. 9) both moved up two spots into the top 10 while improving to 3-0 over the weekend. The wins, both over FCS teams, weren’t going to spark major moves, but since both teams already have a Power Five win in the books and have been impressive early in the season, it’s not a surprise to see the Wildcats and and Cowboys starting to make their cases as elite teams in 2022. 
The stronger statement was made by Penn State, who rolled into Auburn and dominated the Tigers in a 41-12 win. The Nittany Lions were already a team our CBS Sports 131 voters favored more than the other top 25 polls — they sat at No. 15 going into the week — but following Saturday’s win, the adjustments were made on ballots and Penn State now sits as a top-10 team in our rankings, jumping ahead of Tennessee and Arkansas to claim that No. 10 spot. 
Two of the most notable additions to the top of the rankings come from the Pac-12 where Oregon and Washington started the weekend outside the top 30 of our rankings only to each jump more than a dozen spots after impressive wins in Week 3. The Ducks moved up 15 spots after beating BYU handily, and the Huskies jumped 24 spots after improving to 3-0 with a win against Michigan State. 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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