Undefeated FBS faculty soccer groups in 2022

October 5, 2022

We began with 131 faculty soccer groups hoping to go undefeated this FBS season. Heading into Week 6 motion, solely 16 groups stay excellent. What was a protracted record is now an unique record that retains on shrinking.

Here is a have a look at all of the remaining unbeaten FBS groups this season. Groups are listed so as by AP Ballot rank, adopted by alphabetical if not within the high 25.

Undefeated FBS faculty soccer groups in 2022

No. 1 Alabama

Document: 5-0 (2-0 SEC)
Final sport: Def. No. 20 Arkansas, 49-26
Subsequent sport: vs. Texas A&M | 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Tennessee (Oct. 15); at Ole Miss (Nov. 12)
Final undefeated season: 2020 (13-0, gained CFP nationwide title)

Alabama misplaced Heisman-winning QB Bryce Younger to harm, however the Tide nonetheless gained large at Arkansas final week due to RB Jahmyr Gibbs (206 dashing yards, two TDs). 4 presently ranked groups stay on the schedule, but that does not embody Texas A&M and rival Auburn.

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No. 2 Georgia

Document: 5-0 (2-0 SEC)
Final sport: Def. Missouri, 26-22
Subsequent sport: vs. Auburn | 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: vs. Tennessee (Nov. 5); at Kentucky (Nov. 19)
Final undefeated season: 1980 (12-0, gained nationwide title)

The defending champion Bulldogs seemed the half early within the season, together with a rout of ranked Oregon. However Georgia has struggled the final two weeks in opposition to Kent State and particularly Missouri. Nonetheless, the Bulldogs are undefeated and stay a title favourite.

No. 3 Ohio State

Document: 5-0 (2-0 Large Ten)
Final sport: Def. Rutgers, 49-10
Subsequent sport: at Michigan State | 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Penn State (Oct. 29); vs. Michigan (Nov. 26)
Final undefeated season: 2012 (12-0)

The Buckeyes have not been examined simply but, although a street journey to Pleased Valley is ready for the final week of the month. QB C.J. Stroud has 1,376 passing yards and 18 touchdowns this season.

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No. 4 Michigan

Document: 5-0 (2-0 Large Ten)
Final sport: Def. Iowa, 27-14
Subsequent sport: at Indiana | 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: vs. Penn State (Oct. 15); at Ohio State (Nov. 26)
Final undefeated season: 1997 (12-0, gained AP nationwide title)

The Wolverines are hoping to observe up a Large Ten title and Playoff look with one other good run this 12 months. Up to now, Michigan stays firmly within the combine, although the Penn State and Ohio State video games will resolve that destiny.

No. 5 Clemson

Document: 5-0 (3-0 ACC)
Final sport: Def. No. 10 NC State, 30-20
Subsequent sport: at Boston Faculty | 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Florida State (Oct. 15); at Notre Dame (Nov. 5)
Final undefeated season: 2018 (15-0, win CFP nationwide title)

The Tigers handed the check of NC State final week to mark consecutive wins in opposition to ranked groups (Wake Forest was the week prior). Syracuse is the one workforce left on the schedule that’s now ranked within the high 25.

No. 6 USC

Document: 5-0 (3-0 Pac-12)
Final sport: Def. Arizona State, 42-25
Subsequent sport: vs. Washington State | 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Utah (Oct. 15); at UCLA (Nov. 19)
Final undefeated season: 2004 (vacated)

Apart from a 17-14 win at Oregon State, scoring hasn’t been an issue for the Trojans. Nevertheless, the Pac-12 has some potential potholes for USC as this system seems to be for a splash in Lincoln Riley’s first season.

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No. 7 Oklahoma State

Document: 4-0 (1-0 Large 12)
Final sport: Def. No. 16 Baylor, 36-25
Subsequent sport: vs. Texas Tech | 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at TCU (Oct. 15); at Oklahoma (Nov. 19)
Final undefeated season: 1945 (9-0)

The Cowboys are coming off an enormous street win at then-ranked Baylor, however Oklahoma State nonetheless has robust dates forward. There’s nonetheless Texas and Oklahoma, however these aren’t even the three presently ranked groups nonetheless to return (TCU, Kansas State and Kansas).

No. 8 Tennessee

Document: 4-0 (1-0 SEC)
Final sport: Def. No. 20 Florida, 38-33
Subsequent sport: at No. 25 LSU | 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: vs. Alabama (Oct. 15); at Georgia (Nov. 5) 
Final undefeated season: 1998 (13-0, gained BCS nationwide title)

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The Volunteers have tight wins in opposition to Pitt and Florida, with QB Hendon Hooker a busy passer as a result of his 1,193 yards in 4 video games. 4 of the following 5 foes are LSU, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia. All are ranked.

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No. 9 Ole Miss

Document: 5-0 (1-0 SEC)
Final sport: Def. No. 7 Kentucky, 22-19
Subsequent sport: at Vanderbilt | 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at LSU (Oct. 22); vs. Alabama (Nov. 12)
Final undefeated season: 1962 (10-0)

The Rebels have very manageable video games up subsequent with Vandy and Auburn earlier than the schedule picks up within the second half of October. However any SEC West hopes will depend upon the house sport in opposition to Alabama on Nov. 12.

No. 10 Penn State

Document: 5-0 (2-0 Large Ten)
Final sport: Def. Northwestern, 17-7
Subsequent sport: at Michigan | Saturday, Oct. 15
Hardest remaining video games: at Michigan (Oct. 15); vs. Ohio State (Oct. 29)
Final undefeated season: 1994 (12-0)

Penn State had turnover woes in poor climate, however the Nittany Lions protection held robust to carry off Northwestern. After an off week, Penn State has its first prove-it sport of the Large Ten slate when PSU visits Michigan.

No. 17 TCU

Document: 4-0 (1-0 Large 12)
Final sport: Def. No. 18 Oklahoma, 55-24
Subsequent sport: at No. 19 Kansas | 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: vs. Oklahoma State (Oct. 15); vs. Kansas State (Oct. 22) 
Final undefeated season: 13-0 (2010)

A clobbering of Oklahoma rocketed TCU within the high 25 and a ranked vs. ranked sport in opposition to….Kansas. Sure, it has been an odd 12 months within the Large 12. However a street win in Lawrence — with Faculty GameDay in attendance — would have the Horned Frogs set for a significant showdown with Oklahoma State.

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No. 18 UCLA

Document: 5-0 (2-0)
Final sport: Def. No. 15 Washington, 40-32
Subsequent sport: vs. No. 11 Utah | 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Oregon (Oct. 22); vs. USC (Nov. 19)
Final undefeated season: 1954 (9-0)

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The Bruins have scored at the least 32 factors in all 5 wins, most not too long ago 40 in opposition to then-No. 15 Washington in a Friday evening sport. Nevertheless, the resurgent Pac-12 will hold giving UCLA main checks. First up is No. 11 Utah.

No. 19 Kansas

Document: 5-0 (2-0, Large 12)
Final sport: Def. Iowa State, 14-11
Subsequent sport: vs. No. 17 TCU | 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Oklahoma (Oct. 15); vs. Oklahoma State (Nov. 5)
Final undefeated season: 1923 (5-0-3)

The Jayhawks are 5-0 for the primary time since 2009 — which can also be the final time KU was ranked within the high 25. Second-year coach Lance Leipold has Kansas wanting the a part of a Large 12 title contender, although main challenges await.

No. 22 Syracuse

Document: 5-0 (2-0 ACC)
Final sport: Def. Wagner, 59-0
Subsequent sport: vs. NC State | 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
Hardest remaining video games: at Clemson (Oct. 22); at Wake Forest (Nov. 19)
Final undefeated season: 1987 (11-0-1)

The Orange not too long ago posted shut wins in opposition to Purdue and Virginia, so a 59-0 drubbing of FCS Wagner needed to be welcome. The remaining schedule is hard, nevertheless, beginning with back-to-back video games in opposition to ranked NC State and Clemson.

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Coastal Carolina

Document: 5-0 (2-0 Solar Belt)
Final sport: Def. Georgia Southern, 34-30
Subsequent sport: at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: vs. Appalachian State (Nov. 3); at James Madison (Nov. 26)
Final undefeated season: By no means

Two Solar Belt faculties are on the record. First up is Coastal Carolina, led by star QB Grayson McCall. He has 14 passing touchdowns with just one interception this season whereas including three dashing touchdowns.

James Madison

Document: 4-0 (2-0 Solar Belt)
Final sport: Def. Texas State, 40-13
Subsequent sport: at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Hardest remaining video games: at Louisville (Nov. 5); vs. Coastal Carolina (Nov. 26)
​​​​​​​Final undefeated season: 1975 (9-0)

Not dangerous for a primary season on the FBS stage. The Dukes aren’t bowl eligible as they undergo a transition, however they’ve gone out and gained large to date.