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Top 10 College Football Rankings - September 2022

Ranking the best College Football Teams this 2022- 2023 NCAA Football season as Stetson Bennett leads the Georgia Bulldogs to #1

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By Fan Rankings | September 20, 2022 - 04:31 PM

The 2022 College Football season rolls into week 4 as the action on the football field continues to heat up.

After an exciting first few weeks, conference matchups are slowly starting to take place as teams around many of the top NCAA football conferences start to look to solidify themselves while positioning themselves in place to fight for a chance to make the College Football playoffs this season.

 

At the top of the Top 10 College Football Teams 2022 rankings September, a new number one lands at the top as the Georgia Bulldogs slide past SEC rivals the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

Meanwhile another SEC school the Kentucky Wildcats have surprised many to start the season as they make the move into the Top 10 rankings for September. Here is a look at the Top 10 College Football Teams 2022 rankings September. 




Honorable Mention

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Previous: Unranked

Just missing the Top 10 College Football Teams 2022 rankings September is the 3-0 Oklahoma State Cowboys.

After an opening barn burner in week 1 to open up with a crucial win, the Cowboys have picked up three straight wins to start the season.

This includes a 34-17 win against the Arizona State Sun Devils and a blowout 63-7 win against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions.

The Cowboys senior quarterback Spencer Sanders has been brilliant for most of the season throwing for 916 yards to go along with 10 passing touchdowns.


Upcoming Games: @ Baylor Bears (10/2/22), Texas Tech Red Raiders (10/8/22)




Washington Huskies

Previous: Unranked

One of the team’s making a leap entering week 4 of the College Football season is the Washington Huskies who pushed their record to 3-0 on the year in week 3.

The Huskies used four touchdown passes from Michael Penix Jr to knock off the 11th ranked Michigan State Spartans at home.

Penix Jr is currently ranked 2nd in the country in passing yards and tied for 2nd with 10 touchdown passes.

The teams first two wins of the season came against the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Portland State Vikings

 

Upcoming Games: Stanford Cardinals (9/24/22), UCLA Bruins (9/30/22)




Top 10 College Football Teams

10. Tennessee Volunteers

Previous: Unranked

Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 College Football Freshman 2022 rankings September is the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Volunteers have gotten off to a hot start to the 2022-23 College Football season while showcasing their talent on both sides of the football.

On the offensive side of the ball the Volunteers have been as good as any team in the country while ranking 3rd in all of college football averaging 553.7 yards per game while ranking 4th in scoring while averaging 52 points per game.

Upcoming Games: #20 Florida Gators (9/24/22), LSU Tigers (10/8/22)




9. Kentucky Wildcats

Previous: Unranked

One of the big surprises to start the 2022-23 NCAA Football schedule is the Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats who are typically known for their basketball teams, have started the season red hot winning each of their first three games.

One of those three wins came against the 12th ranked Florida Gators on September 10th, 2022, on the road.

In that contest the Gators struggled to get any offense going while getting held to just 16 points. Overall, on the year, the Wildcats have held their opponents to a combined 29 points.

Upcoming Games: Northern Illinois Huskies (9/24/22), #16 Ole Miss Rebels (10/1/22)




8. Oklahoma Sooners

Previous: Honorable Mention #1

After losing head coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Caleb Williams during the off-season, major concerns were placed on the Oklahoma Sooners football team.

However, those concerns have been put to bed to start the season after picking up three straight wins to start the season while outscoring each opponent by at least 30 points.

The team has seen strong play by junior transfer Dillon Gabriel who took over the starting quarterback duties.

Gabriel has passed for 759 yards to go along with seven passing touchdowns to just zero interceptions.

Upcoming Games: Kansas State Wildcats (9/24/22), TCU Horned Frogs (10/1/22)




7. Arkansas Razorbacks

Previous: Unranked

All the SEC Conference does is develop and create top tier football programs with the latest team to enter the rankings being the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The Razorbacks have gotten out running to start the season picking up a key win against the 23rd ranked Cincinnati Bearcats.

Since then, the team knocked off the South Carolina Gamecocks at home before picking up a 38-27 win over the Missouri State Bears this past weekend.

The team's success has come behind the running game of Raheim Sanders who has started the season with 440 yards on the ground and three rushing touchdowns.

Upcoming Games: @ #23 Texas A&M Aggies, #2 Alabama Crimson Tide




6. USC Trojans

Previous: #6

The USC Trojans hype has been built up all off-season after the team managed the highly talented Lincoln Riley to take over the team’s head coaching duties.

In addition, the team was able to land Riley’s former quarterback within the transfer portal in Caleb Williams.

Fast forward three weeks, and the USC Trojans are 3-0 to start the season while Williams has been as good as any quarterback in the country.

This includes an impressive performance in the teams 41-28 win over the Stanford Cardinals. In that win, Williams threw for 341 yards to go along with four passing touchdowns.

Upcoming Games: @ Oregon State Beavers (9/24/22), Arizona State Sun Devils (10/1/22)




5. Michigan Wolverines

Previous: #8

One of the most dangerous teams in the country is the Michigan Wolverines who are like many of the other teams on this site sitting at 3-0 to start the season.

Their success on the field lands them at number five on the Top 10 College Football Teams 2022 rankings September list.

The Wolverines have been solid on both sides of the ball averaging the most points scored per game with 55.3 points per game and the third fewest points allowed per game at 5.7 points per game.

Running back Blake Corum has been solid, racking up 235 yards to start the season while finding the end zone on the ground seven times.

Upcoming Games: Maryland Terps (9/24/22), @ Iowa Hawkeyes (10/1/2022)




4. Clemson Tigers

Previous: #5

After failing to land a spot inside the College Football Playoffs during the 2021-22 NCAA Football season, the Clemson Tigers are back and fighting this season.

The Tigers have started the season out with wins against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Furman Paladins, and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

Over the three wins the Tigers have held their opponents to just 14 points per game while scoring at least 35 points in each of their games this season.

Overall, the Tigers have three different receivers with at least 100 yards receiving while sophomore running back Will Shipley has been brilliant who has rushed for six touchdowns. 

Upcoming Games: @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9/24/22), NC State Wolfpack (10/1/22)




3. Ohio State Buckeyes

Previous: #3

When it comes to the top three teams on the Top 10 College Football Teams 2022 rankings September, many expect each to be in the picture at the end of the season.

One of those three teams is led by Heisman candidate C.J. Stroud and fellow standout receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Stroud has thrown for 941 yards on the year with 11 touchdowns while Harrison Jr has racked up 342 receiving yards with five touchdown receptions.

This success has helped the team pick up an opening season win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

On the defensive side of the ball, the team has been nearly unbeatable while having three different players post at least two sacks to start the season.

Upcoming Games: Wisconsin Badgers (9/24/22), Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10/1/22)




2. Alabama Crimson Tide

Previous: #1

Will it all come down to the SEC to determine another National Football Champion? That may be the case as the Alabama Crimson tide has been brilliant for most of the season despite nearly falling to the Texas Longhorns.

Despite losing a wide range of weapons to the NFL during the 2022 NFL draft, the Crimson Tide are fully reloaded while potentially having one of the best teams in all of college football.

This strength has helped the Crimson Tide to open the season with three straight wins while combining to outscore their opponents 138 to 26 to open up the year.

Heisman candidate Bryce Young has been solid while the team's running game has racked up over 700 yards on the ground.

Upcoming Games: Vanderbilt Commodores (9/24/22), @ #10 Arkansas Razorbacks (10/1/22)




1. Georgia Bulldogs

Previous: #2

After winning the National Championship, many experts and fans expected the Georgia Bulldogs to take a step back.

Despite the success leading to multiple players making their way to the NFL, the Bulldogs are as good as any team in college football while landing at the top spot among Top 10 College Football Teams 2022 rankings September.

The Bulldogs steamrolled the number 11 ranked Oregon Ducks 49-3 to open up the season while allowing just 10 total points over their first three contests.

As the offense has performed strong, the Bulldogs defense has nearly been perfect for most of the 2022 season.

Upcoming Games: Kent State Golden Knights (9/24/22), Ohio Bobcats (10/1/22)



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