College football rankings: Week 4, 2022

By Brian Wilmer -

College football rankings for week 4 of the 2022 season have been released, which features the same top seven teams holding serve at the top of the AP Poll.

The Georgia Bulldogs, who defeated South Carolina 48-7 on Saturday, held off the Alabama Crimson Tide for the top spot in the AP Poll. Georgia and Alabama kept their top two spots, with Georgia receiving 59 of the 63 first-place votes. The Bulldogs also overtook Alabama in the Coaches’ Poll, securing 40 of the 65 selections for the top spot.

The third through seventh positions remained the same as last week in the AP Poll. Ohio State is third, and they are followed by Michigan in fourth, Clemson in fifth, Oklahoma in sixth, and USC in seventh. The teams are ranked the same in the Coaches’ Poll, though Michigan and Clemson traded spots, and USC rose one spot.

The Oregon Ducks made the biggest jump in the polls on the strength of a 41-20 victory over No. 12 BYU. The Ducks moved up 10 spots in the AP Poll to No. 15 and 6 spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 18. Penn State leapt eight spots in both polls following a resounding 41-12 decision at Auburn on Saturday.

Michigan State tumbled out of the AP poll and fell 12 notches in the Coaches’ Poll following an 11-point loss at Washington Saturday. The Huskies entered the rankings at No. 18 following the win. Pittsburgh departed the Coaches’ Poll after a 34-13 victory over Western Michigan.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 4 of the 2022 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 4

1. Georgia (59)
2. Alabama (3)
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Michigan
5. Clemson
6. Oklahoma
7. USC
8. Kentucky
9. Oklahoma State
10. Arkansas
11. Tennessee
12. NC State
13. Utah
14. Penn State
15. Oregon
16. Ole Miss
17. Baylor
18. Washington
19. BYU
20. Florida
21. Wake Forest
22. Texas
23. Texas A&M
24. Pittsburgh
25. Miami FL

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 91, Florida State 85, Appalachian State 77, North Carolina 72, Washington State 62, Cincinnati 52, Oregon State 49, Minnesota 48, Kansas 23, Syracuse 7, LSU 6, Wisconsin 4

Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 11

FBS COACHES POLL – Week 4

1. Georgia (40)
2. Alabama (24)
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Michigan
5. Clemson
6. Oklahoma
7. USC
8. Oklahoma State
9. Kentucky
10. Arkansas
11. NC State
12. Tennessee
13. Ole Miss
14. Utah
15. Penn State
16. Wake Forest
17. Baylor
18. Oregon
19. Texas
20. Texas A&M
21. Michigan State
22. Florida
23. BYU
24. Washington
25. Miami FL

Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 210; Florida State 107; Appalachian State 68; Oregon State 57; Washington State 55; Cincinnati 37; Syracuse 24; Minnesota 24; Iowa State 15; North Carolina 12; Texas Christian 7; Kansas 5; Wisconsin 4; Air Force 4; Notre Dame 2; Mississippi State 2; Louisiana State 2; Duke 2; East Carolina 1; Coastal Carolina 1.

Dropped from rankings: Pittsburgh 25.

Stats Perform FCS Top 25 – Week 4

1. North Dakota State (43)
T-2. Montana (6)
T-2. South Dakota State (5)
T-4. Montana State
T-4. UIW
6. Missouri State
7. Sacramento State
8. Delaware
9. Villanova
10. Chattanooga
11. Jackson State
12. Weber State
13. Holy Cross
14. William & Mary
15. Eastern Washington
16. Eastern Kentucky
17. Mercer
18. UT Martin
19. North Dakota
20. Rhode Island
21. Samford
22. Richmond
23. Stephen F. Austin
24. Southern Illinois
25. North Carolina Central

Others receiving votes (schools listed on two or more ballots): Furman 99, Southeastern Louisiana 98, Kennesaw State 93, Southeast Missouri 93, Austin Peay 87, UC Davis 82, ETSU 46, Elon 28, Fordham 27, Dartmouth 23, New Hampshire 19, Northern Arizona 5, Youngstown State 5, South Dakota 2

Dropped from rankings: ETSU (18), Kennesaw State (23), New Hampshire (25)

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 4

1. North Dakota State (21)
2. Montana (5)
3. South Dakota State
4t. Missouri State
4t. Montana State
6. Sacramento State
7. UIW
8. Delaware
9. Chattanooga
10. Villanova
11. Jackson State
12. Weber State
13. Holy Cross
14. William & Mary
15. Eastern Washington
16. Mercer
17. Stephen F. Austin
18. Fordham
19. UT Martin
20. Eastern Kentucky
21. Rhode Island
22. Samford
23. Austin Peay
24t. Richmond
24t. Youngstown State

Others receiving votes: Furman 47, North Carolina Central 47, North Dakota 46, Southern Illinois 39, Kennesaw State 36, Southeastern Louisiana 22, Elon 18, Southeast Missouri State 18, East Tennessee State 16, New Hampshire 15, Harvard 12, UC Davis 12, North Alabama 9, Princeton 9, Dayton 8, Hampton 6, Dartmouth 5, Florida A&M 4, Lindenwood 4, South Carolina State 3, Tarleton 3, Idaho 2, Northern Arizona 2, Abilene Christian 1, Davidson 1.

Dropped from rankings: East Tennessee State (19) Kennesaw State (22)

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