College Football Rankings, Week 8: Oregon Ducks No. 1 In Both Polls; No. 2 In BCS

The University of Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars both remained on the outside of the major polls, but Oregon jumped to No. 1 without playing a game. The Ducks last played in Pullman on Oct. 10, beating the Cougars

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College Football Rankings: Oregon Ducks No. 2 In Initial BCS Standings

The news wasn't quite as good this evening as it was this morning for the Pac-10, as the conference's best shot at getting a team in the national championship, the Oregon Ducks, checked in at No. 2 in the initial BCS standings after jumping up to No. 1 in both major polls. Oklahoma, on the strength of its early schedule, sits at the top of the BCS, while Boise State sits at No. 3.

Two other Pac-10 teams are ranked as well: Stanford is in at No. 12, while Arizona is in at No. 18. Future Pac-12 member Utah is ranked No. 9. 

For Oregon and Pac-10 fans wringing their hands over the Ducks' No. 2 ranking, Adam Jude of the Eugene Register Guard says don't sweat it yet:

Just talked to Jerry Palm of collegebcs.com, who said UO fans have "no reason to panic" with Ducks No. 2 in the BCS. Most important thing...less than a minute ago via web

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... at this point is their "solid" standing in both the Harris and coaches polls, he said.less than a minute ago via web

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College Football Rankings, Week 8: Oregon No. 1 In AP Top 25

After ascending to No. 1 in the coaches poll earlier this morning, the Oregon Ducks also assumed the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll, as expected. The Ducks passed Ohio State after the Buckeyes lost to Wisconsin yesterday. Oregon was on a bye after defeating Washington State in Pullman Oct. 9, 43-23.

Boise State, No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, also took the No. 2 spot in the AP Top 25, its highest ranking ever. The Broncos received 15 first place votes. No. 1 Oregon received 39 first place votes.

The Washington Huskies did have an impact on the poll, however. The Huskies knocked off No. 24 Oregon State at home in double overtime last night, dropping the Beavers out of the top 25.

Oregon is joined in the poll by two Pac-10 teams. No. 12 Stanford, No. 14 Arizona. USC and Oregon State fell out of the rankings.

Arizona moved up spots with its win over Washington State in Pullman last night.

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