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Faculty Soccer Playoff picks after Week 5

Alabama and Georgia as soon as once more duked it out for the highest spot in our writers’ Faculty Soccer Playoff picks — and the Bulldogs made it nearer than common — however the Crimson Tide simply refuse to surrender the No. 1 rank.

If Alabama is No. 1 following a 42-21 stroll over a rated Ole Miss workforce, then Georgia is No. 1B this week after demolishing a top-10 Arkansas workforce 37-0. Alabama and Georgia are unanimous decisions from our writers, with the Tide getting seven votes for the highest spot and the Dawgs ending with six.

Iowa — coming off an in depth name towards Colorado State final week — was chosen on seven of the ballots this week following a 51-14 street rout of beforehand undefeated Maryland on Friday night time. The Hawkeyes turned their opponent over seven occasions in an announcement win and solidified their spot within the high 5 this season. The victory arrange a vital Massive Ten matchup subsequent week, with Iowa welcoming Penn State to Iowa Metropolis.

The Nittany Lions additionally proved they’re worthy of the CFP with a 24-Zero win towards Indiana on Saturday night time that landed them 11 picks. Penn State’s recreation towards the Hawkeyes subsequent week will definitely be a litmus take a look at for each groups, however a loss does not essentially knock both out of their respective Massive Ten division races or the CFP dialog.

In what was an enormous win for the Group of 5, the Cincinnati Bearcats knocked off Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and firmly put their names within the working to develop into the primary Group of 5 college to make the CFP. It was the primary time a Group of 5 squad beat a top-10 workforce on the street. The historic victory landed the Bearcats on eight ballots, their a lot of the season.

Oregon fell out of the picks after a 31-24 loss in extra time at Stanford on Saturday. The defeat drops the Pac-12 out of the playoff dialog — for now — and the western-most workforce in our writers’ picks is now Iowa.

The five-team subject this week is the smallest of the 12 months up to now.


Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Iowa, 4. Cincinnati
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Penn State, 4. Cincinnati
Invoice Connelly: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Penn State
Heather Dinich: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Iowa, 4. Penn State
David M. Hale: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Cincinnati, 4. Penn State
Chris Low: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Iowa, 4. Cincinnati
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Penn State, 4. Cincinnati
Ryan McGee: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Penn State, 4. Cincinnati
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Iowa, 4. Penn State
Alex Scarborough: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Penn State, 4. Cincinnati
Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Iowa, 4. Penn State
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Penn State, 4. Iowa
Dave Wilson: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Iowa, 4. Penn State

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