The AP Top-25 is out and the Oregon Ducks continue to solidify their grasp on the top spot. The Ducks received 44 of a possible 60 first-place votes in the poll, establishing a 61 point lead over second place Boise State. Oregon, in front of a national audience on Thursday night, picked apart the UCLA Bruins en route to a 60-13 win.
The Boise State Broncos hung-on to their second place spot in the pole, garnering 11 votes in the process. The Broncos were third in the initial BCS standings, but second in both polls last week. With BCS No. 1 Oklahoma falling to Missouri last night, the BCS rankings will be shaken up again tonight.
The Stanford Cardinal, fresh off their 38-28 win over Washington State, checked in at No. 13 in the AP Poll. The Cardinal take on the Washington Huskies next week and look to make it a double over the Washington schools in consecutive weeks. Fellow Pac-10 team Arizona follows the Cardinal in the top-25 at No. 15. The Wildcats steamrolled Washington in Tucson last night, 44-14.
The fourth, and final, Pac-10 school in the AP Top-25 is USC, checking in at No. 24. The Trojans moved into the rankings after narrowing missing the top-25 last week. While on a bye, USC finally slid back into the picture, though they are ineligible to be ranked in the USA Today coaches poll. Their ranking sets up a No. 1 vs. No. 24 showdown at the Coliseum next weekend when the Oregon Ducks come to town with ESPN's College Gameday in tow.