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Top 10 Best College Football Teams 2022 Rankings

Ranking the best college football teams for the month of November 2022 as the Georgia Bulldogs lead by Stetson Bennett maintain their #1 ranking


By Fan Rankings | October 23, 2022 - 09:29 PM

The landscape of college football continues to evolve from year to year as new teams fight for a chance to make it to the NCAA College Football Playoffs.

As you start to look at the mid-November rankings the opportunity for at least two new teams to fight for a spot may present itself based on how the final regular week of the season shapes up and NCAA Conference Championships play out.

Nonetheless the 10 teams landing on the Top 10 NCAA Teams 2022 rankings November are all talented enough to fight for the National Championship.


Leading the charge is the reigning National Champions the Georgia Bulldogs who are looking to finish the 2022 NCAA Football schedule strong while securing the top overall playoff spot.

The Bulldogs enter their final contest of November ranked 1st in the country after winning 11 straight games to start the season.

Joining the Bulldogs in the Top 10 NCAA Football team rankings is the Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, and the TCU Horned Frogs all have a shot to secure one of the four playoff spots. Here is a look at the Top 10 NCAA Teams 2022 rankings November.

Honorable Mention

Tennessee Volunteers

Previous Ranking: #3

Just missing the Top 10 NCAA Teams 2022 rankings November list is the Tennessee Volunteers. The Volunteers may have been the big surprise in college football for most of the season while competing for one of the top two spots in the SEC.

Despite the hot start with big wins over ranked opponents the Florida Gators (#20), LSU Tigers (#25), and Alabama Crimson Tide (#3) the team is now on the outside looking in.

That is all due to falling to the Georgia Bulldogs before a blowout loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks. In addition, the team lost Hendon Hooker for the rest of the season who was a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy.

Washington Huskies

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Another team making a strong case to land on the Top 10 College Football team rankings is the Washington Huskies.

The Huskies who currently sit at 9-2 on the season and 13th overall in the AP Top 25 College Football poll has been one of the hotter teams in college football over the past five weeks of the season.

The Huskies have won five straight contests including wins over both Oregon State and the Oregon Duck who were both ranked inside of the AP Top 25 on the season.

Overall, the Huskies have three wins over ranked college football programs including two ranked inside of the Top 15. 

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10. Penn State Nittany Lions

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Just making the Top 10 NCAA Teams 2022 rankings November list is the Penn State Nittany Lions who currently look up to both the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes within the Big 10 conference.

As both of those teams currently sit undefeated through Thanksgiving 2022, the Nittany Lions only two losses of the season came at the hands of both of those teams.

Minus those two losses the Nittany Lions posted six wins by at least 20 points and two other wins by at least double-digit point totals. 


9. Oregon Ducks

Previous Ranking: Honorable Mention #1

After dropping a heartbreaking 37-34 game to the Washington Huskies, the chance to secure an NCAA Playoff spot looked thin.

However, that all changed last week with a big time win over the 10th ranked Utah Utes to push their record to 9-2 on the year while giving the team a chance to find a way into the Pac-12 championship game.

The Ducks have looked good at times this season picking up wins over BYU, UCLA, and Utah who all were ranked inside of the Top 15 in the country at the time of their meetings.

The team’s only other loss came to open up the season as the Georgia Bulldogs rolled past them 49-3. A win during the last Saturday of November will secure the Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

8. Alabama Crimson Tide

Previous Ranking: #6

In what looks to be reality the Alabama Crimson Tide will finish the season looking from the outside in as expectations are they will miss the College Football Playoffs after posting two losses on the year.

Entering the final game of the 2022 NCAA Football season the Alabama Crimson Tide have won nine of their first 11 games with their only two losses coming by fewer than three points to two teams ranked inside of the top 10 on the AP Top 25 Football poll.

Those losses came at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers and the LSU Tigers who also both had a shot at the NCAA Playoffs at points this season. The big question is what would have happened if Bryce Young would have stayed healthy all season. 

7. Clemson Tigers

Previous Ranking: #5

The Clemson Tigers continue to be the team to beat within the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) year in and year out.

The same was said this season as the Tigers under Debo Swinney rolled to a 10-1 record entering the final week of the College Football regular season.

However, despite the 10 wins, the Tigers may not have enough fire power in their wins to jump them high enough into the NCAA Playoff picture.

The Tigers have wins over three AP Top 25 ranked opponents on the year however the struggles of the ACC conference hurt their overall strength of schedule.

The Tigers have matchups against the South Carolina Gamecocks and North Carolina Tar Heels remaining to help potentially secure them wins to jump up in the standings.

6. LSU Tigers

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Just a few short seasons ago the LSU Tigers were in route to winning the National Championship, now the Tigers are looking for a way to secure a spot in the NCAA Football Playoffs.

As the Tigers currently sit 5th on the AP Top 25 College Football Poll their success during the season including a key 32-31 win over the 6th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide may not be enough to deliver them a spot within the playoffs.

The Tigers junior quarterback Jayden Daniels has been brilliant for the team all season throwing for 15 touchdowns to just two interceptions. 

5. USC Trojans

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Rounding out the Top 10 NCAA Teams 2022 rankings November list is the USC Trojans who currently hold their own keys to the NCAA Football Playoffs.

While they currently sit just outside of the Top 4 NCAA Playoff teams, winning out the season including the Pac-12 Championship Game should deliver them enough wins to secure one of those four playoff spots.

The Trojans have used their high-powered offense led by transfer Caleb Williams to post at least 30 points in all but one of their games this season. The Trojans only loss came back on October 15th against the 20th ranked Utah Utes 43-42. 

4. TCU Horned Frogs

Previous Ranking: #9

It wasn’t all pretty, including an impressive 4th quarter comeback that required the kicking team to run on the field with seconds left to kick what was the game winning field goal.

The win pushed the TCU Horned Frogs to 11-0 on the season and in the driver seat for a playoff spot during the 2022 NCAA Football Playoffs.

One team that may have not been considered early on for a spot but one that has surprised many this season. The Horned Frogs currently sit in 1st in the Big 12 Conference while picking up five wins over the course of the season against AP Top 25 ranked opponents.

The strength of wins is there, now the Horned Frogs will need to continue that success down the stretch including within the Big 12 Championship Game.

3. Michigan Wolverines

Previous Ranking: #4

The Big Ten conference has not one, but two teams ranked inside of the AP Top 25 Football Poll while also holding onto spots within the College Football Playoffs.

One of those two teams are the Michigan Wolverines who have won 11 straight games to start the season while heading into their showdown matchup against the other unbeaten Big Ten program the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Wolverines have steamrolled nearly every opponent they played this season outside of two wins that were by fewer than seven points.

However, the strength of wins may hold them out if they don’t finish out undefeated posting just one win against an AP Top 25 ranked opponent during the regular season.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

Previous: #2

As the final few weeks of the college football season are arriving, the Ohio State Buckeyes have their eyes set on winning a NCAA Championship.

The Buckeyes, who joined fellow Big Ten conference opponent the Michigan Wolverines with 11-0 records entering the final regular season game of the year, must win to reach the playoffs. Heading into their showdown against the Wolverines in the final game of the regular season, the Buckeyes have picked up wins against two ranked opponents this season while winning all 11 of their contests by double digit point totals. 

1. Georgia Bulldogs

Previous: #1

In at number one on the Top 10 NCAA Teams 2022 rankings November list is the reigning National Champions the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs have been as impressive as any team in the country this season as they will look to take home the SEC Championship and secure the top spot within the NCAA Football Playoffs. 

The Bulldogs came out of the gates fast, blowing out 11th ranked Oregon Ducks 49-3 in route to their first of their 11 straight wins.

Since then, the Bulldogs knocked off the Tennessee Volunteers when they held the AP #1 ranking, as well as key wins over South Carolina Gamecocks, Mississippi State Bulldogs, and Kentucky Wildcats.

How would you rank these College Football Teams in the 2022-2023 BCS season? Rank below to be added in the NCAA Power Rankings

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