USA TODAY's early 2022 preseason faculty soccer rankings – UGA Wire

USA TODAY has launched its early top-25 for the 2022 faculty soccer season simply days after the Georgia Bulldogs have been topped nationwide champions.
Georgia’s season kicks off on September 3 in Atlanta, the place the Dawgs will tackle the Oregon Geese who will likely be coached by former UGA defensive coordinator Dan Lanning.
It’s your traditional contenders on the prime for subsequent yr, and the Dawgs ought to open proper within the thick of issues. Right here’s a have a look at USA TODAY’s top-10 for subsequent yr.
Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes vast receiver Arland Bruce IV (10) runs the ball whereas Michigan Wolverines defensive again Vincent Grey (4) defends within the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports activities
The defending Huge Ten West champs.
Nov 6, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Preventing Irish working again Logan Diggs (22) runs the ball towards Navy Midshipmen security Rayuan Lane (18) within the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports activities
Let’s see what promoted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman is made from after taking up for Brian Kelly as head coach in South Bend.
Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara (12) celebrates his landing move with teammates within the second half towards the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports activities
Can Michigan do it once more?
Utah Utes gamers honor a pair of fallen teammates in the course of the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, 2022. Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch
Utah is returning a ton of expertise from its Pac-12 championship-winning staff.
Nov 3, 2018; Lubbock, TX, USA; An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the sidelines in the course of the sport towards the Texas Tech Purple Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports activities
Is that this too excessive for a staff that’s going by such a big transition?
Oct 23, 2021; Faculty Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive again Tyreek Chappell (7) is congratulated by teammates on his touchback within the fourth quarter towards the South Carolina Gamecocks at Kyle Subject. Necessary Credit score: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports activities
Jimbo has been recruiting effectively. May this be the yr the Aggies take that subsequent step?
Sep 4, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) leaps to throw the ball towards the Georgia Bulldogs in the course of the second half at Financial institution of America Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports activities
Clemson misplaced each its coordinators. However one down yr shouldn’t be sufficient for us to rule out Dabo Swinney.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JANUARY 10: Stetson Bennett #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in the course of the 2022 CFP Nationwide Championship Sport at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Picture by Emilee Chinn/Getty Pictures)
Your defending nationwide champions. I don’t care the place you place us. We’ve a really navigable schedule and may return to the SEC championship undefeated.
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) fires off a move whereas pressured by Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker JoJo Domann (13) throughout Saturday’s NCAA Division I soccer sport at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., on November 6, 2021. Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch
There’s no purpose to suppose the Buckeyes gained’t make their method again to the highest in 2022 after a considerably weak 2021.
Jan. 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Younger (9) runs away from Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Travon Walker (44) in the course of the first quarter within the 2022 CFP faculty soccer nationwide championship sport at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports activities
Alabama returns one of the best two gamers in faculty soccer: Bryce Younger and Will Anderson.
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Georgia soccer have added a dedication from four-star Norcross Excessive Faculty tight finish Lawson Luckie
Georgia DB Latavious Brini is getting into the switch portal. Here is a fast replace on the DB place for the 2022 season in the intervening time.
Latavious Brini, who began 11 video games this yr for Georgia, has entered the switch portal.
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