College Football Rankings: Oregon Ducks Finish Fourth Overall

The latest USA Today/Coaches Poll are out, and the Oregon Ducks are holding strong in the top 10.

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College Football Rankings: Oregon Ducks Finish No. 4 In AP And USA Today Polls

The Oregon Ducks finish with the best Pac-12 season out of anyone after their Rose Bowl victory. Can they carry that momentum into the 2012 offseason and regular season?

Oregon finished number four in both polls after beating Wisconsin in Pasadena, finishing only behind the three teams that could probably say they deserve the national championship. There is number one Alabama, who thumped LSU last night; number two LSU, who still had the best regular season of them all; and number three Oklahoma State, who won the Fiesta Bowl narrowly over Stanford. The Cardinal drop to seventh, leaving Oregon on top of the Pac-12 polls.

The Ducks will have to figure out how to replace LaMichael James this offseason, but they otherwise return mostly a full slate and should have a top ten ranking going into next season. The USC Trojans (sixth in the final AP Poll) will probably be joining them in the ranks.

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BCS Rankings, Week 15: Oregon Ducks Finish Fifth In Final Standings

The Oregon Ducks are just going to fall short of a national championship bid. They were thoroughly overwhelmed in their first game against the LSU Tigers and couldn't catch up to the USC Trojans in time. Even winning one of those games might have been enough to ensure they'd be playing in New Orleans in January.

Instead, Oregon will have to settle for the Rose Bowl and another top-five finish in the BCS standings. Tough life they lead.

Oregon finishes fifth in the final BCS rankings, placing them only behind the Stanford Cardinal (fourth) in the Pac-12. The Ducks will probably argue they deserved to finish over Stanford considering they won head-to-head, but Oregon probably fell below Stanford because they lost an extra game. Oregon also doesn't have any signature wins outside beating the Cardinal, which kept them from rising up even further.

Not that it matters. Oregon punched their ticket to the the Rose Bowl when they beat UCLA, so none of this really matters to them.

Here are the official rankings. Click here for final standings.

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Oregon
6. Arkansas
7. Boise State
8. Kansas State
9. South Carolina
10. Wisconsin
11. Virginia Tech
12. Baylor
13. Michigan
14. Oklahoma
15. Clemson
16. Georgia
17. Michigan State
18. TCU
19. Houston
20. Nebraska
21. Southern Miss
22. Penn State
23. West Virginia
24. Texas
25. Auburn

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College Football Rankings, Week 15: Oregon No. 6 in Latest AP Poll

Week 15's AP poll had a decent amount of shakeups taking place, just not amongst the top two schools. 

LSU and Alabama remain the No. 1 and 2 in the country once again in the AP poll for week 15, though barely edged out No. 3 Oklahoma State who received only 18 fewer voting points that the Crimson Tide (1,418 compared to 1,400). Not exactly a run-away consensus pick. What's interesting still is that the fourth, fifth, and sixth ranked teams all come from the Pac-12 as Stanford, USC, and Oregon fill them out respectfully, with USC leapfrogging the Pac-12 champions and conference representative in the Rose Bowl and a team the Ducks beat, the Cardinal, in front of them as well. 

Arkansas, Boise State, Wisconsin and South Carolina round out the rest of the top 10.

Here is the complete top 25 this week


1 LSU


2 Alabama


3 Oklahoma State


4 Stanford


5 USC


6 Oregon


7 Arkansas


8 Boise State


9 Wisconsin


10 South Carolina


11 Kansas State


12 Michigan State


13 Michigan 


14 Clemson


15 Baylor


16 TCU


17 Virginia Tech


18 Georgia


19 Oklahoma


20 Houston


21 Nebraska


22 So. Miss


23 West Virginia


24 Penn State


25 Florida State 
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College Football Rankings, Week 15: LSU, Alabama Remain 1 & 2, Oregon Moves to No. 5 in Coaches Poll

With college football fans waiting around with faded breath to see where their favorite teams may be playing their bowl game this winter, the USA Today/Coaches Poll for week 15 left LSU and Alabama as the top dogs in the country, leaving  the rest to fight for whats left. 

Oklahoma State comes in at No. 3 after their impressive victory over Oklahoma for the Big-12 Championship Sunday night, only 32 points behind Alabama for the second spot. The Stanford Cardinal (No. 4) and Oregon Ducks (No. 5) fill out the top five, with the Ducks getting the bid for the 2012 Rose Bowl after demolishing UCLA for the Pac-12 title, and will face the now No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers. Boise State, Arkansas, South Carolina and Kansas State round out the rest of the top 10. 

Here is the full coaching poll for week 15. 


1 LSU


2 Alabama


3 Oklahoma State


4 Stanford


5 Oregon


6 Boise State


7 Arkansas


8 Wisconsin


9 South Carolina


10 Kansas State


11 Virginia Tech


12 Michigan


13 Michigan State


14 Clemson


15 TCU


16 Baylor


17 Houston


18 Georgia


19 Oklahoma


20 Nebraska


21 So. Miss


22 West Virginia


23 Penn State


24 Cincinnati 


25 Florida State
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BCS Rankings, Week 14: Oregon Ducks Pass Oklahoma Sooners Into 9th

The Oregon Ducks don't really care much about the BCS rankings. They are now back up to the 9th spot and pass the Oklahoma Sooners after winning the Civil War, but they are in no position to contend for the national championship game or the Pac-12 at-large bid if they don't win the conference championship game. That spot will got to the Stanford Cardinal, who move up to #4 over Virginia Tech and will clinch an automatic at-large bid if they stay in that position in the final rankings next week.  Stanford will probably end up in the Fiesta Bowl for a matchup with the Big 12 winner if the standings stay pat.

There's only one spot Oregon cares about right now: The Rose Bowl. If Oregon wins on Friday night in Eugene, the Ducks win the conference championship, and they'll be going to Pasadena in January.

Here's a list of the BCS rankings.

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Virginia Tech
6. Houston
7. Boise State
8. Arkansas
9. Oregon
10. Oklahoma
11. Kansas State
12. South Carolina
13. Michigan State
14. Georgia
15. Wisconsin
16. Michigan
17. Baylor
18. TCU
19. Nebraska
20. Clemson
21. Penn State
22. Texas
23. West Virginia
24. Southern Miss
25. Missouri

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College Football Rankings: LSU, Alabama Atop USA Today/Coaches Poll, Oregon No. 7

The USA Today coaches' poll for week 14 of the college football season gives us LSU and Alabama atop the mountain once again, setting up a likely SEC BCS National Championship Game this January. There are some interesting story lines setting up behind them, including the Oregon Ducks moving up to No. 7 in the poll this week after their lopsided Civil War victory. 

Virginia Tech, Stanford, and Oklahoma State complete the top five this week, though the Cardinal trail the Hokies by only two points. Should be interesting to see where they all get placed in the BCS bowls. 

Houston, Oregon, Boise State, Michigan State, and Arkansas complete the top 10, while the majority of the poll didn't budge from last week. Southern Mississippi, Florida State, and Cincinnati all re-join the top 25 this week as well. 

Here's the complete USA Today coaches' poll for Week 14:

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Virginia Tech
4 Stanford
5 Oklahoma State
6 Houston
7 Oregon
8 Boise State
9 Michigan State
10 Arkansas
11 Oklahoma
12 Wisconsin
13 South Carolina
14 Georgia
15 Kansas State
16 Michigan
17 TCU
18 Baylor
19 Nebraska
20 West Virginia
21 Clemson
22 Penn State
23 Southern Miss
24 Florida State
25 Cincinnati
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College Football Rankings, Week 14: LSU, Alabama Unanimous 1-2, Oregon Moves to No. 8 in AP Poll

Another exciting weekend in the world of college football has given us these top 25 teams in the nation as the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide remain the unanimous No. 1 and No. 2 in the country in the AP Poll , while the rest try to stand out as much as possible in hopes of getting the best possible bowl berth this year. 

The small margin separating No. 3 Oklahoma State and the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal is one that will certainly spice things up, as well as LSU dominating Arkansas to drop them back to No. 6 in the rankings. Oregon bumped themselves back up into the No. 8 spot this week, while Boise State and USC find themselves in a tie for the No. 9 spot. 

Michigan State comes in at No. 11, meaning the Big-10 is without a top ten team. Oklahoma makes it to No. 13, South Carolina at No. 14, while Wisconsin sits ant No. 15 in the nation. 

 

  1. LSU (unanimous)
  2. Alabama (unanimous)
  3. Oklahoma State
  4. Stanford (trails by five points)
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. Arkansas
  7. Houston 
  8. Oregon
  9. Boise State (tied for 9th)
  10. USC (tied for 9th)
  11. Michigan State
  12. Georgia
  13. Oklahoma
  14. South Carolina 
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Kansas State
  17. Michigan
  18. TCU
  19. Baylor
  20. Nebraska
  21. Clemson
  22. West Virginia 
  23. Penn State
  24. Southern Miss
  25. Florida State
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BCS Rankings, Week 13: Oregon Ducks Drop To 10th Behind Sixth-Ranked Stanford

The Oregon Ducks saw their BCS stock take a big hit this week when Oregon fell to the USC Trojans in Autzen. Their loss was reflected in the latest BCS standings, as they fell from fourth to tenth in the latest rankings released earlier tonight.

It really does have to hurt for Oregon, who were probably a victory over USC away from potentially controlling their own destiny in the BCS title race (or coming very, very close to it). Oregon is out of the national title hunt, and pretty much faces a one-case scenario  for getting back to the BCS. Oregon must win out to get back to the Rose Bowl for the second time in three years. The Ducks can't afford a loss to Oregon State because Stanford would then clinch the Pac-12 North bid to the conference championship game. And a loss in the conference title game to the South team will probably mean they lose their conference at-large bid to Stanford (who would definitely be ranked higher than a three-loss Oregon team).

Here are the BCS standings released below. Click here for a further discussion of the entire rankings from SB Nation.

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Arkansas
4. Oklahoma State
5. Virginia Tech
6. Stanford
7. Boise State
8. Houston
9. Oklahoma
10. Oregon
11. Kansas State
12. South Carolina
13. Georgia
14. Michigan State
15. Michigan
16. Wisconsin
17. Clemson
18. Baylor
19. Penn State
20. TCU
21. Nebraska
22. Notre Dame
23. Georgia Tech
24. Auburn
25. Texas

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College Football Rankings, Week 13: Oregon Falls to No. 9 in AP Poll

The USC Trojans stunned the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium Saturday night, marking just one of the many upsets that took place within the to 25 in college football this weekend. And after the dust has settled, the SEC West has taken complete control of the AP Poll this week as LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas take over the top three spots in the poll as well as a commanding lead in the points as well. 

The Stanford Cardinal were the biggest winners this weekend after taking care of Cal in the Big Game, moving from No. 8 to No. 4 in the poll this week. Oklahoma State fell to No 5., Virginia Tech moved up to No. 6, Boise State and Houston are at No. 7 and 8, while USC's victory over the Ducks dropped them to No. 9 and USC No. 10, marking the third Pac-12 team to make the AP this week. 

Oklahoma fell to No. 12 after losing to the now No. 21 Baylor Bears, while Clemson fell to No. 18. Georgia Tech and Virginia find themselves back in the top 25 after falling out last week at No. 24 and 25 respectfully. 

Here's the full top 25 for week 13:


1 LSU


2 Alabama


3 Arkansas


4 Stanford


5 Oklahoma State


6 Virginia Tech


7 Boise State


8 Houston


9 Oregon


10 USC


11 Michigan State


12 Oklahoma


13 Georgia


14 South Carolina


15 Wisconsin


16 Kansas State


17 Michigan


18 Clemson


19 TCU


20 Penn State


21 Baylor


22 Nebraska


23 Notre Dame


24 Virginia


25 Georgia Tech
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College Football Rankings, Week 13: Oregon Falls to No. 9 in USA Today/Coaches Poll

It was a bitter pill to swallow for fans of the Oregon Ducks this Saturday after falling by the hands of the USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium, effectively killing their chances at a national title shot. But the place to be this week is the SEC West as LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas took over the top three spots of the USA Today/Coaches Poll for week 13. 

Oregon tumbled to No. 9 in the poll this week, exactly where they left Stanford a week prior after taking them out down on the Farm. Virginia Tech and Stanford benefitted the most this week from losses from Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and or course Oregon, vaulting up to No. 4 and No. 5 respectfully in the poll. Still, the Hokies are more than 100 points behind Arkansas, and aren't necessarily considered national title contenders as the top three have pulled away so far form the rest of the field, leaving Stanford's chances at a title ever more of a pipe dream. 

Oklahoma State's loss to Iowa State dropped them from No. 2 to No. 6, while Houston, Boise State, Oregon, and Michigan State round out the top 10. Oklahoma fell from No. 5 to No. 11, Clemson fell from No. 8 to No. 17, while Baylor and Virginia jumped back into the top 25 at No. 23 and 25 respectfully.

Here's the full USA Today coaches poll top 25 for Week 13:


1 LSU


2 Alabama


3 Arkansas


4 Virginia Tech


5 Stanford


6 Oklahoma State


7 Houston


8 Boise State


9 Oregon


10 Michigan State


11 Oklahoma


12 Wisconsin


13 South Carolina


14 Georgia


15 Kansas State


16 Michigan


17 Clemson


18 TCU


19 Penn State


20 Baylor


21 Georgia Tech


22 Nebraska


23 West Virginia


24 Notre Dame


25 Virginia
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BCS Rankings Week 12: Oregon Moves To No. 4, Close To Locking Up Rose Bowl

Saturday's game between the Oregon Ducks and the Stanford Cardinal was destined to have major BCS ramifications. Now that the official Week 12 BCS standings have been released, Oregon's victory over Stanford proved to be nothing but good news for the Ducks.

Oregon now stands at No. 4 in the updated BCS rankings, behind LSU, Oklahoma State and Alabama, respectively. Stanford falls all the way to No. 9, and now finds their bowl game hopes rapidly fading.

Given the schedule the rest of the way, the Ducks are tantalizingly close to locking up the Pac-12 slot in the Rose Bowl. However, if Oklahoma State or Alabama suffer losses, it's possible that Oregon could end up sliding into the National Championship Game.

The full Top 25 Rankings:

1. LSU
2. Oklahoma State
3. Alabama
4. Oregon
5. Oklahoma
6. Arkansas
7. Clemson
8. Virginia Tech
9. Stanford
10. Boise State
11. Houston
12. South Carolina
13. Kansas State
14. Georgia
15. Michigan State
16. Nebraska
17. Wisconsin
18. Michigan
19. TCU
20. Southern Miss
21. Penn State
22. Baylor
23. Texas
24. Auburn
25. Florida State

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College Football Rankings, Week 12: Oregon Moves to No. 4 In AP Poll

The LSU Tigers are the unanimous No. 1 in the country according to voters for the AP Poll in week 12, the first unanimous No. 1 since Texas back in 2008. But the real news this weekend were the handful of upsets in college football, though the team making the most noise in the polls are the Oregon Ducks, moving all the way to No. 4 this week.

Alongside LSU and Oregon, Oklahoma State (2), Alabama (3), and Oklahoma (5) round out the top 5. With the loss Stanford falls to No. 8 this week in the AP, and possibly out of the BCS conversation, while another field goal snafu cost Boise State another undefeated season, dropping them all the way to No. 10. Georgia moved to No. 13 after topping Auburn, though Penn State fell to No. 21 after falling to Nebraska, who use the win to rise up to No. 17.

Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Auburn, and Texas all lost their spots in the top 25 this weekend, though Florida State, Norte Dame and Baylor crept their way back in, holding down the last three slots respectfully.

1 LSU
2 Oklahoma State
3 Alabama
4 Oregon
5 Oklahoma
6 Arkansas
7 Clemson
8 Stanford
9 Virginia Tech
10 Boise State
11 Houston
12 Michigan State
13 Georgia
14 South Carolina
15 Wisconsin
16 Kansas State
17 Nebraska
18 USC
19 TCU
20 Michigan
21 Penn State
22 Southern Miss
23 Florida State
24 Notre Dame
25 Baylor

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College Football Rankings, Week 12: Oregon Jumps to No. 4 in USA Today/Coaches Poll

After the Oregon Ducks took care of the Stanford Cardinal down on the Farm in Palo Alto Saturday night, they have set themselves up nicely for some BCS action at the end of the year, while the Cardinal may have removed themselves for the BCS conversation all together. There was a lot of shifting inside the USA Today/Coaches Poll top 25 this week, though LSU remained as the top dog in the country.

Alongside LSU inside the top five are Oklahoma State holding strong at No. 2 Alabama, Oregon, and Oklahoma. Stanford’s season crushing loss dropped them from fourth all the way to No. 9 this week, while Boise State’s second-straight season killing field goal snafu cost them big time in the polls, falling all the way to No. 11.

TCU used their Boise State victory to rise up to No. 19, Southern Mississippi moved to No. 20, while Florida State and Notre Dame rejoined the top 25 at No. 22 and No. 25 respectfully.

1 LSU
2 Oklahoma State
3 Alabama
4 Oregon
5 Oklahoma
6 Arkansas
7 Virginia Tech
8 Clemson
9 Stanford
10 Houston
11 Boise State
12 Michigan State
13 Wisconsin
14 South Carolina
15 Georgia
16 Nebraska
17 Kansas State
18 Michigan
19 TCU
20 Southern Miss
21 Penn State
22 Florida State
23 Georgia Tech
24 West Virginia
25 Notre Dame

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BCS Rankings, Week 11: Oregon Ducks Rising In Computers

The Oregon Ducks are starting to hit the meat of their schedule, and the computers are starting to respect them a lot more for it. It could be their key to leapfrogging up the BCS standings through the month of November.

After a slow start, Oregon is moving up the computer rankings, taking a five spot leap from 13th to eighth. The Ducks beat their second quality opponent when they rocked up the Washington Huskies, which probably dramatically improved their strength of schedule. A victory over the Stanford Cardinal would probably rock the computers all the higher.

Not only is Oregon beating good teams, but the team they lost to is proving their worth as well. LSU's success is Oregon's gain at this point, as their loss to the Tigers continues to look better and better as LSU remains number one in the country. Even if Oregon does lose to Stanford, it'd be quite the claim to lose to two teams that ended up in the national championship game. They'd be in good shape to at least remain in the top 14 of the rankings and ensure themselves an automatic BCS bid.

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BCS Rankings, Week 11: Oregon Climbs Over Arkansas To No. 7

The Oregon Ducks moved up a spot over the Arkansas Razorbacks after a convincing 34-17 victory over the Washington Huskies, and now sit at 7th in the BCS rankings. Although it hardly makes much sense on the surface why exactly Oregon would move up over Arkansas now after the Hogs just beat a top ten team in South Carolina the week previous.

One would have to guess Oregon gets the bump not because of anything they did, but because the team they lost to (LSU) is solidly in first in the BCS rankings now. And the team Arkansas lost to (Alabama) dropped a spot to third. So the "GAME OF THE CENTURY" made a big difference for both these teams, as strength of schedule improved for the Ducks while it decreased for the Razorbacks. Not that any of it makes any sense from any sort of reasonable point of rankings system.

Basically, the scenarios are too complicated to really consider at this moment. Oregon needs to keep winning to simplify the situation, and they can take a big leap if they beat Stanford in Palo Alto this week. It's the only way they can really start caring about where they're actually positioned in the rankings, because they're still pretty far away from the top two. 

Here's the full BCS rankings for your viewing pleasure. Click here for more expanded rankings.

1. LSU
2. Oklahoma State
3. Alabama
4. Stanford
5. Boise State
6. Oklahoma
7. Oregon
8. Arkansas
9. Clemson
10. Virginia Tech
11. Houston
12. Penn State
13. South Carolina
14. Kansas State
15. Georgia
16. Texas
17. Michigan State
18. Wisconsin
19. Nebraska
20. Auburn
21. Georgia Tech
22. Southern Miss
23. Cincinnati
24. Michigan
25. Baylor

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AP Poll, Week 11: Oregon Remains No. 6, Oklahoma State Takes Over at No. 2

It was one for the college football record books this weekend as we saw a No. 1 and No. 2 square off in the regular season, a couple of big upsets within the top 25, and some almost gigantic upsets amongst the top five. But after all the dust had settled LSU was still the top dog overall, and the Oregon Ducks didn't move and inch in the AP Poll in Week 11. 

Oklahoma State fended off Kansas State Saturday night to take over as the reigning No. 2 in the country this week, followed by the Stanford Cardinal at No. 3, Alabama's loss dropped them to No. 4, while Boise State remained at No. 5 to round out the top five. Oregon sits right outside at No. 6, with Oklahoma, Arkansas, Clemson and Virginia Tech filling out the top 10. 

Nebraska fell hard in the rankings, dropping to No. 19 overall after their big loss to Northwestern. Previous No. 20 Arizona State fell out of the rankings after losing to UCLA 29-28 while previous No. 24 West Virginia lost to Louisville 38-35 to fall off the board as well.  Previously unranked Aubrun and TCU joined the top 25 this week, at 24th and 25th respectfully.     

 

  1. LSU
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. Stanford
  4. Alabama
  5. Boise State
  6. Oregon
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Arkansas
  9. Clemson
  10. Virginia Tech
  11. Houston
  12. Penn St.
  13. Michigan St.
  14. Georgia
  15. South Carolina
  16. Wisconsin
  17. Kansas State 
  18. USC
  19. Nebraska
  20. Georgia Tech
  21. Texas
  22. Michigan 
  23. Cincinnati
  24. Auburn
  25. Southern Miss 
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USA Today Poll, Week 11: Oregon Drops To No. 6, Stanford Moves to No. 2

Despite taking out the Washington Huskies on the road by the score of 34-17 the Oregon Ducks dropped in this week's installment of the USA Today's Coaches Poll, falling one spot overall to No. 6, while a number of teams moved around ahead and behind them. 

LSU held on to the top spot after taking out previous No. 2 Alabama Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, followed by the Stanford Cardinal, who used their win over Oregon State to move into the second spot. Oklahoma State and Alabama round out the top five followed by Boise State (6), Oklahoma (8), Arkansas (9), and Virginia Tech (10) as the rest of the top 10. 

No. 9 Nebraska fell hard in the rankings, dropping 12 spots to No. 17 after their big loss to Northwestern. Previous No. 18 Arizona State fell out of the rankings after losing to UCLA 29-28 while No. 21 West Virginia lost to Louisville 38-35 to fall off the board as well.  Previously unranked Aubrun and TCU joined the top 25 this week, at 24th and 25th respectfully. 

 

1 LSU

 

2 Stanford

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Alabama

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Oregon

 

7 Oklahoma

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Virginia Tech

 

10 Clemson

 

11 Houston

 

12 Penn State

 

13 Michigan State

 

14 Wisconsin

 

15 South Carolina

 

16 Georgia

 

17 Nebraska

 

18 Cincinnati

 

19 Georgia Tech

 

20 Texas

 

21 Michigan

 

22 Kansas State

 

23 Southern Miss

 

24 TCU

 

25 Auburn
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College Football Rankings, Week 10: Oregon Ducks Move Up To 6th In Blogpoll

The Oregon Ducks continue to remain the most attractive one-loss team in the country, and the SB Nation Blogpoll rankings show that the human element is decidedly in their favor. They're ranked 6th this week and remain ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Arkansas Razorbacks, and you figure that with a difficult schedule ahead, they should be able to stay ahead of them.

As mentioned before, Oregon's schedule only gets tougher from here, so if they can string off a host of impressive victories against Washington, USC, and most importantly of all Stanford, they're poised to make big leaps up the ladder and move as high as third, perhaps even second if one of the teams above them trips up in an upset bid. Oregon just needs to keep on winning to keep the trend moving upward.

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BCS Rankings, Week 10: Oregon Hurt By Poor Computer Ratings, But Winning November Will Change That

If you're wondering why the Oregon Ducks are sitting only 8th in the BCS polls, it all factors back to the computers. If you're wondering why they're ranked very low in the computer rankings (only as high as 13th from most computers and ranked 16th in others), you just have to look at the quality of the teams they've beaten.

Oregon can't overcome their horrid strength of schedule yet, having beaten only the Arizona St. Sun Devils and lost to the #1 LSU Tigers. The rest of their schedule has not been up to snuff. Oregon has beaten Washington State, Cal, Arizona and Colorado, teams that are a combined 3-18 in conference play and 10-23 overall.  Not quite enough to impress computers that heavily factor strength of schedule.

However, they'll have a chance to immediately rectify that situation as the calendar turns to November. They face their rivals the Washington Huskies in Seattle, a team that's lost only to Nebraska and Stanford--a victory there would give them the second marquee victory against a top opponent. Then up next comes the much anticipated game against the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto, and a victory there could send them soaring back to the top of the Pac-12 and perhaps back into the BCS title race if other teams trip up. Then they play the USC Trojans to complete the conference trifecta in Autzen.

Winning all three of those games should rock them right up the BCS rankings and back into the thick of things.

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BCS Rankings, Week 10: Oregon Drops One Spot, Leapfrogged By Oklahoma And Arkansas

Poor Oregon Ducks. All they do is win in the Pac-12. All they did this week was drop.

Oregon fell from seventh to eighth in the latest BCS standings report, despite a rather comfortable win over the Washington St. Cougars. Meanwhile, both the Oklahoma Sooners (conquerors of Kansas State) and Arkansas Razorbacks (narrow victors in Vanderbilt) jumped ahead of Oregon while the Clemson Tigers dropped behind after their upset.

It has to be a puzzling result for Oregon, but you have to guess that the computers have yet to be impressed with what the Ducks have done on the football field based on the strength of the opponents they faced, with only a lone victory over the Arizona St. Sun Devils being remotely impressive.

Well, here comes the killer slate for Oregon: at Washington, at Stanford, home to USC. Win all three, and I doubt they'll have to worry about those low computer rankings anymore.

Here are the full BCS standings.

BCS Team

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Stanford 

 

5 Boise

 

6 Oklahoma

 

7 Arkansas

 

8 Oregon

 

9 South Carolina

 

10 Nebraska

 

11 Clemson

 

12 Virginia Tech

 

13 Houston

 

14 Kansas State

 

15 Michigan

 

16 Penn State 

 

17 Michigan State

 

18 Georgia

 

19 Arizona State

 

20 Wisconson

 

21 Texas

 

22 Auburn

 

23 Georgia Tech

 

24 West Virginia 

 

25 Southern Miss

 

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Harris Poll, Week 10: Oregon Mirrors Other Polls, Moves To No. 6

The Oregon Ducks are sixth across the board. The Harris Poll emulated their counterparts in the AP and Coaches Poll, as Oregon moved up one spot from No. 7 to No. 6. The Ducks haven't played particularly well in their victories, but they keep winning, and have only one loss to perhaps the best team in the country.

Oregon keeps on marching inexorably to another likely BCS bid if they keep on winning, as they're only poised to rise if they can keep on winning their games. Winning out assures them of a Pac-12 title game, and beating everyone except Stanford will still put them in strong position for an at-large bid as long as they don't get embarrassed by the Cardinal. Many scenarios are still in place for the Ducks to be in the chase until the end.

Here' s a list of the rankings:

Rank  Team
1  LSU  (93 first place votes)
2  Alabama (21)
3  Oklahoma St
4  Stanford (1)
5  Boise State
6  Oregon
7  Oklahoma
8  Arkansas
9  Nebraska
10  Clemson
11  South Carolin
12  Virginia Tech
13  Michigan
14  Houston
15  Kansas State
16  Penn State
17  Michigan Sta
18  Wisconsin
19  Arizona State
20  Georgia
21  Georgia Tech
22  West Virginia
23  Cincinnati
24  Texas
25  Auburn

The Washington Huskies are still hovering outside the Harris poll, marooned around the 29th spot. An upset of Oregon next week could go a long way to moving them up.

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AP Poll, Week 10: Oregon Moves Up One Spot To No. 6

The Oregon Ducks are slowly but surely creeping their way up the college football rankings, getting ever so close to their Pac-12 rival Stanford in the AP Poll this week

The Ducks used a 43-28 win over Washington State to gain that extra step on the ladder, now sitting right outside the top 5 in both in AP and USA Today/Coaches Polls. Stanford's triple overtime thriller over USC was enough to keep them in the No. 4 spot, preceded by Oklahoma State (No. 3), Alabama (No. 2), and LSU (No. 1), all whom retained their spots from last week. 

Clemson, Michigan State, and Kansas State all fell out of the top 10 with losses, while Georgia Tech and Auburn made their way up the list after being unranked last week, moving up to No. 22 and No. 25 respectfully.     

As for the rest of the Pac-12, Arizona State jumped up three spots to No. 20 in the polls, while USC only dropped one spot to No. 21 after almost taking out the Cardinal at the Coliseum this Saturday. Washington just missed the top 25, receiving 52 votes. 

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Stanford

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Oregon

 

7 Oklahoma

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Nebraska

 

10 South Carolina

 

11 Clemson

 

12 Virginia Tech

 

13 Michigan

 

14 Houston

 

15 Michigan State

 

16 Penn State

 

17 Kansas State

 

18 Georgia

 

19 Wisconsin

 

20 Arizona State

 

21 USC

 

22 Georgia Tech

 

23 Cincinnati

 

24 West Virginia

 

25 Auburn
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USA Today/Coaches Poll, Week 10: Top 5 Stays The Same, Oregon Moves to No. 6

The Oregon Ducks used a big third quarter to pull away from the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, which in turn helped them move that much closer to the top 5 in this week's USA Today/Coches poll

Oregon jumped to No. 6 in the poll this week, gaining ground on their Pac-12 rivals Stanford. Speaking of Stanford, they remained No. 3 in the poll after sneaking past the Trojans in triple overtime, rounding out the top five with LSU and Alabama at No. 1 and 2 respectfully, followed by Oklahoma State and No. 4 and Boise State at No. 5. The Ducks wren't the only Pac-12 team making moves this week though as Arizona State moved up two spots to No. 18 this week, while Washington remained right outside the polls, receiving 38 votes. 

Clemson and Kansas State took the biggest hits this weeks after stunning losses for both schools, moving Clemson from No. 6 to No. 12, and Kansas State  from No. 12 to No. 19. On the other hand,  Georgia Tech and Texas used big Week 9 victories to move back into the top 25, while Texas Tech and Texas A&M fell out of the polls completely this week after tough losses to Iowa State and Missouri respectfully. 

 

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Stanford

 

4 Oklahoma State

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Oregon

 

7 Oklahoma

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Nebraska

 

10 South Carolina

 

11 Virginia Tech

 

12 Clemson

 

13 Michigan

 

14 Houston

 

15 Penn State

 

16 Michigan State 

 

17 Wisconsin

 

18 Arizona State

 

19 Kansas State

 

20 Georgia

 

21 West Virginia 

 

22 Cincinnati

 

23 Georgia Tech

 

24 Southern Miss

 

25 Texas

 

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Week 9 College Football Rankings: Oregon Up To No. 7, Washington Drops Out

No big surprises in the SB Nation College Football Blogpoll this week for the teams in contention for spots in the Pacific Northwest. The Internet polls have ended up imitating the ones that really matter up at the top while punishing those who haven't performed up to par.

The Oregon Ducks are in good shape after beating up the Colorado Buffaloes, moving right up to number seven, imitating their BCS standings and AP poll results. Oregon is the top one-loss team by consensus, and there probably won't be much variation between the blogpoll results and the current Internet results.

The Washington Huskies are not in good shape after getting stampeded by Stanford. They took a drastic slide out of the top 25, dropping from 23rd to 33rd. They'll have a chance to rebound when they play Arizona, but a return to the top 25 is unlikely unless they can upset Oregon in a few weeks. 

To check out the whole blogpoll, click here. For more on Oregon football, check Addicted to Quack. To discuss Washington football, turn to UW Dawg Pound.

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BCS Rankings, Week 9: Oregon Football Placed Low By Computers

The Oregon Ducks are standing tall as one of the top seven teams in the nation and the top one-loss team. However, Oregon has some serious catching up to do if they want to get into the top six, as Stanford (in sixth) is about .125 points ahead of the Ducks. A lot of that has to do with their computer rankings, which are very low. Oregon is ranked 12th by the computers, five spots below their current position.

Oregon's strength of schedule could be the main culprit; the Ducks have lost to the top team in the country to LSU and beaten a top 25 opponent in ASU, but the rest of their schedule has been hardly intimidating--wins over Colorado, Cal, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri State just don't mean too much yet.  Also, with the computers putting very little emphasis on margin of victory, Oregon's huge victories over their foes aren't quite as impressive.

Oregon will have some big-quality opponents ahead though, as Washington, USC and (most important of all) Stanford loom ahead. They'll have a chance to climb in the computers soon enough, which could put them right in the BCS hunt.

To discuss Oregon football, head to Addicted to Quack

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BCS Rankings, Week 9: Oregon Football Climbs To No. 7 As Top One-Loss Team

The Oregon Ducks are right back in the mix of things in the BCS race. The problem is they might have to run the table to return back to the Bowl Championship Series.

Oregon leapt up to the seventh spot and now stand only a spot behind the Stanford Cardinal, who at No. 6 are inching ever so closer to controlling their BCS title destiny. If Stanford can handle their last road trips of the season to USC and Oregon State and Oregon can handle the Washington schools in successive weeks, the two will be set for another epic tilt that could end up deciding who earns the BCS top spot from the Pac-12. 

However, if Oregon loses to Stanford, that'll put them at two losses (to top quality teams like LSU and Stanford, but still) and almost assuredly out of the BCS at-large race. They probably must win out to have any shot at a BCS bowl, and would certainly be right there with the Alabama-LSU loser. Pac-12 championship or bust for the Ducks.

Here are the full rankings.

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Boise State
5. Clemson
6. Stanford
7. Oregon
8. Kansas State
9. Oklahoma
10. Arkansas
11. Michigan State
12. Virginia Tech
13. South Carolina
14. Nebraska
15. Wisconsin
16. Texas A&M
17. Houston
18. Michigan
19. Penn State
20. Texas Tech
21. Arizona State
22. Georgia
23. Auburn
24. Texas
25. West Virginia

To discuss Oregon football, head to Addicted to Quack.

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AP Poll, Week 9: LSU Takes Top Spot, Oregon Moves to No. 7

The LSU Tigers held on to their number one spot in the AP Poll again in week nine, though a number of other teams in the top 25 were not so lucky. 

After big upsets over Oklahoma and Wisconsin sent ripple effects through the top 25, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Boise State round out the top five with LSU, while Stanford's rout of the Washington Huskies helped out their cause a lot, moving them from No. 7 to No. 4. Oregon's dismantling of Colorado ensured them to move up as well, jumping up two spots from last week to No. 7 in the country. 

Texas Tech, USC, Penn State and Cincinnati all rode big wins into the top 25 again this week, with Texas Tech jumping all the way to No. 19 after stunning Oklahoma, who dropped to No. 11. Wisconsin fell from No. 4 to No. 12, while Michigan State rose to No. 9.

When LSU plays Alabama next week, it will mark the first time in SEC history that a No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP Poll square off agains each other in the regular season. Can't wait. 

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Stanford

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Clemson

 

7 Oregon

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Michigan State

 

10 Kansas State

 

11 Oklahoma

 

12 Wisconsin

 

13 Nebraska

 

14 South Carolina

 

15 Virginia Tech

 

16 Texas A&M

 

17 Michigan

 

18 Houston

 

19 Texas Tech

 

20 USC

 

21 Penn State

 

22 Georgia

 

23 Arizona State

 

24 Cincinnati

 

25 West Virginia

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College Football Rankings: Oregon Rises, Washington Falls in USA Today/Coaches Poll

After a weekend full of upsets and beat downs all over of college football spectrum, the LSU Tigers have taken over the top spot in the USA Today/Coaches Poll for week nine of the season. There was a whole lot of movement in the top 25 this week, though the Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies didn't move too far (or in the same direction for that matter)

The Ducks demolition of Colorado was good enough to boost them to seventh in the polls, while Washington's loss up at Stanford ensures them falling out of the top 25, moving the Cardinal to No. 3. Former number one Oklahoma was relegated to ninth after being stunned by Texas Tech, while Wisconsin's loss to Michigan State moves them from fourth to 11th, pushing Michigan State into No. 10 this week. Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma State No. 4, and Boise State at No. 5 to join LSU and Stanford as the top five this week.

Georgia, Texas Tech, Cincinnati, and Southern Mississippi all made the top 25 this week after being unranked last week, while No. 19 Georgia Tech (6-2, lost to Miami, Fla., 24-7), No. 21 Illinois (6-2, lost to Purdue 21-14), and No. 23 Auburn (5-3, lost to LSU 45-10), all fell out of the top 25 this week as well. Washington still received 20 votes, the sixth highest amongst teams outside the top 25. 

via USA Today:

Oct. 23, 2011
Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (41)
8-0
1,457
2
2.
Alabama (18)
8-0
1,434
3
3.
7-0
1,327
5
4.
Oklahoma State
7-0
1,301
6
5.
7-0
1,213
7
6.
8-0
1,174
8 (tie)
7.
6-1
1,121
8 (tie)
8.
Arkansas
6-1
974
10
9.
6-1
964
1
10.
Michigan State
6-1
932
13
11.
6-1
867
4
12.
Kansas State
7-0
827
16
13.
6-1
798
11
14.
South Carolina
6-1
730
12
15.
Virginia Tech
7-1
729
14 (tie)
16.
Texas A&M
5-2
520
18
17.
6-1
519
17
18.
Houston
7-0
507
20
19.
Penn State
7-1
448
22
20.
Arizona State
5-2
253
25
21.
Georgia
5-2
208
NR
22.
Texas Tech
5-2
180
NR
23.
Cincinnati
6-1
159
NR
24.
5-2
155
14
25.
Southern Mississippi
6-1
128
NR

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BCS Bowl Projections, Week 8: Can Oregon Ducks Return To The BCS?

With all the undefeated teams out there, it's going to be extremely difficult for the one-loss Oregon Ducks to return to the BCS National Championship game. So the question turns to whether they can return back to the BCS either as the Pac-12 champion, or an at-large.

Getting there as the conference champion is pretty straightforward--beat the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto, beat the Washington Huskies in Seattle, and they should be well on their way to hosting the title game in the first week in December in Eugene. It won't be the easiest task to take out Andrew Luck and Keith Price on the road, but that's the task that lies ahead of them.

Getting there as the at-large is a bigger question mark. Oregon would probably either have to win out, get to the conference championship game and lose, or lose to Stanford in a close game and hope that two competitive losses to top five teams is enough to keep them in the BCS race. According to the ESPN bowl projections, Brad Edwards seems to believe in the former scenario; Mark Schlabach seems to believe in the latter scenario. Ted Miller isn't buying it, and has Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

For more on Oregon football, head to Addicted to Quack.

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BCS Standings, Week 8: Oregon Starts At 10th, Washington 25th

The orignal BCS rankings have been released after the conclusion of Week 8 of the college football season. LSU is number one, Alabama number two, followed by the Oklahoma schools. These four programs figure to control their own destiny with regards to the national championship that makes no sense at all.

But what about with regards to the entire Pac-12? Undefeated Stanford is clearly out in front, but the other two schools in the top 25 are from the Pacific Northwest. Let's take a look at the full list of rankings below.

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma

 

4 Oklahoma State

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Wisconsin

 

7 Clemson

 

8 Stanford

 

9 Arkansas

 

10 Oregon

 

11 Kansas State

 

12 Virginia Tech

 

13 Nebraska

 

14 South Carolina

 

15 West Virginia

 

16 Michigan State

 

17 Texas A&M

 

18 Michigan

 

19 Houston

 

20 Auburn

 

21 Penn State

 

22 Georgia Tech

 

23 Illinois

 

24 Texas

 

25 Washington

 

No surprise that the Oregon Ducks are ranked high on this list. Their one loss has come to the number one team in the country and they now have a quality victory under their belt after battering the Arizona St. Sun Devils. It is surprising to see the Washington Huskies up there, since they have yet to beat a quality opponent--their three conference victories have come against teams that have yet to win in the Pac-12. Washington will get a chance to prove they deserve this ranking make a statement this week when they play Stanford though.

To discuss the BCS rankings with Oregon fans, check out Addicted to Quack. To talk with Washington fans, check out UW Dawg Pound.

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AP Poll, Week 8: Washington Gets to 22nd After Big Win, Oregon Remains 9th

For the second straight week there was no change in the top 10 of the AP College Football Poll, though there were some important changes within the top 25 for week eight of the season, including the Washington Huskies making their way into the top 25 of the AP Poll.

After taking apart the Colorado Buffaloes by the score of 52-24, the Huskies found themselves in the top 25 for the first time this season. Unfortunately their time in the rop 25 may be short lived after their meeting with the No. 7 Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto next Saturday. Oregon (9) and Arizona State (24) mark the remaining teams in the Pac-12 in the rankings this week.

LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Boise State round out the top five, though the big news of the polls was Kansas State moving up to 12th, the highest they've been ranked since the preseason of 2004. Georgia (24), like UW, was unranked last week, making the top 25 for the first time this season as well. 

Full top 25 list can be found here

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USA Today/Coaches Poll, Week 8: UW Cracks Top 25, Oregon Moves to 8th in Coaches Poll

After showing some strong play over the past few weeks the voters in the USA Today/Coaches Poll finally gave some love to the Washington Huskies in week eight, moving them into the top 25 for the first time this year, marking the fourth Pac-12 school to make the grade this week.

The Huskies dominated Colorado by the score of 52-24 this Saturday, giving them the victory they needed to break into the top of the poll this week.
Joining UW is Arizona State, sitting just one spot behind them for 25th in the rankings after their own dismantling at the hands of the Oregon Ducks, though they remained in the top 25.

Oregon moved up a spot to eighth with their win over the Sun Devils, while the Stanford Cardinal made a jump into the top 5 with their win over Washington State, joining Okalhoma, LSU, Alabama, and Wisconsin as the top schools in the country.

1 Oklahoma
2 LSU
3 Alabama
4 Wisconsin
5 Stanford
6 Oklahoma State
7 Boise State
8 Clemson
9 Oregon
10 Arkansas
11 Nebraska
12 South Carolina
13 Michigan State
14 West Virginia
15 Virginia Tech
16 Kansas State
17 Michigan
18 Texas A&M
19 Georgia Tech
20 Houston
21 Illinois
22 Penn State
23 Auburn
24 Washington
25 Arizona State

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NCAA AP Top 25 Poll, Week 7: Oregon Remains 9th as Top Ten Doesn't Change

The Associated Press Top 25 poll has finally been released, with not a single team making a move in the top ten for Week 7. Oregon used their whooping of Cal to remain 9th in the polls, and even though the Oklahoma Sooners were a resounding number one over at the USA Today/ Coaches Poll, the AP sees the LSU Tigers as the top dogs in College Football this week, placing Oklahoma in third. 

The Ducks scored 29 unanswered second-half points against the Golden Bears at Autzen Stadium, squashing any belief of a encore performance of Cal's win over Oregon in 2010. They'll take on another Pac-12 opponent next Saturday in Arizona State as the Ducks look to push toward a possible BCS berth. 

As for the rest of the rankings, LSU dismantled Florida by 30 points this past Saturday, looking very much like a worthy candidate for the top spot in the country. Nevertheless, so did Alabama and Oklahoma, after Bama blanked Vanderbilt 34-0 and the Sooners dominated the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Rivalry by the score of 55-17. Wisconsin stayed in fourth during their bye week, while Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Clemson all had big wins to keep their spots in the top 10 as well. Arkansas rounds out the top 10.

Maybe the most interesting thing about this week's rankings is that you won't find a single Florida team in the top 25 as Florida, Florida State and Miami all are outside the rankings for the first time since 1982, a span of 473 weeks. 

 


1 LSU


2 Alabama


3 Oklahoma


4 Wisconsin


5 Boise State


6 Oklahoma State


7 Stanford


8 Clemson


9 Oregon


10 Arkansas


11 Michigan


12 Georgia Tech


13 West Virginia


14 Nebraska


15 South Carolina


16 Illinois


17 Kansas State


18 Arizona State


19 Virginia Tech


20 Baylor


21 Texas A&M


22 Texas


23 Michigan State


24 Auburn


25 Houston

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USA Today/Coaches Poll, Week 7: Oregon Remains 9th After Beat Down of Cal

There wasn't a whole lot of movement this week in the USA Today/Coaches Poll as the Oklahoma Sooners find themselves atop the pile after taking the Red River Rivalry handedly over Texas, while around these parts the Oregon Ducks remained in ninth after dismantling the Cal Golden Bears at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. 

Oregon took down Cal by the score of 43-15, scoring 29 unanswered second-half points after the Golden Bears made some Duck fans hot under the collar after their nice first half of play. Oregon will continue their march toward a hopeful BCS berth against the Arizona State Sun Devils next Saturday.

Along with Oklahoma, LSU and Alabama remained in their respective spots in the top three, while Wisconsin leapfrogged the Stanford Cardinal for fourth on this list by having a bye, while Stanford took another PAC-12 team out to the woodshed Saturday in Colorado. Boise State, Oklahoma State and Clemson come in at 6th, 7th, and 8th respectfully, while Michigan returns to the top 10 after moving up a spot in the rankings this week

History was made in Florida this week as well as Florida and Florida State fell out of the top 25, marking the first time in almost thirty years that Florida, Florida State, and Miami all are outside of the top 25.    

via USA Today:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
Oklahoma (32)
5-0
1,434
1
2.
LSU (15)
6-0
1,409
2
3.
Alabama (11)
6-0
1,399
3
4.
Wisconsin (1)
5-0
1,244
5
5.
5-0
1,232
4
6.
5-0
1,170
6
7.
Oklahoma State
5-0
1,168
7
8.
6-0
1,046
8
9.
4-1
995
9
10.
6-0
891
11
11.
Arkansas
5-1
871
12
12.
Georgia Tech
6-0
805
13
13.
South Carolina
5-1
678
14
14.
5-1
671
15
15.
Illinois
6-0
634
16
16.
5-1
528
19
17.
Virginia Tech
5-1
523
17
18.
Kansas State
5-0
462
21
19.
Michigan State
4-1
431
20
20.
Arizona State
5-1
343
24
21.
Texas
4-1
243
10
22.
Houston
6-0
200
NR
23.
Texas A&M
3-2
198
25
24.
Baylor
4-1
185
NR
25.
Penn State
5-1
77
NR

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Oregon Stays in 9th, Washington Just Misses Top 25

The AP NCAA Rankings Poll have been released and LSU and Alabama have taken the top spots in the poll this week. The Tigers and Crimson Tide already have three wins over ranked teams already on their mantle this season, with two of them coming on the road for both teams. Not much action in the great Northwest in the top 25 as the Oregon Ducks remained in ninth after a bye this weekend, and the University of Washington just missing the cut at 28th. 

Defending champions Auburn moves themselves into the poll after taking out South Carolina, while Wisconsin moved up to fourth after taking apart Nebraska. Clemson moved up to eighth, while Texas and Michigan just missed the top ten at 11th and 12th respectively.  Kansas State also made its way into the top 25 this week after nudging Baylor. 

The full AP Poll top 25 for Week 6:

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Wisconsin
5 Boise State
6 Oklahoma State
7 Stanford
8 Clemson
9 Oregon
10 Arkansas
11 Texas
12 Michigan
13 Georgia Tech
14 Nebraska
15 Auburn
16 West Virginia
17 Florida
18 South Carolina
19 Illinois
20 Kansas State
21 Virginia Tech
22 Arizona State
23 Florida State
24 Texas A&M
25 Baylor
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Oregon Moves Up To Ninth in USA Today/Coaches Poll

The latest USA Today/Coaches Poll are out, and the Oregon Ducks are holding strong in the top 10.

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