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College Football Rankings, Week 5: Oregon Jumps To No. 2 In AP Poll

Oregon jumps LSU for the No. 2 spot in the AP Top 25.

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 22:  Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks throws a pass against  the Arizona Wildcats on September 22, 2012 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks throws a pass against the Arizona Wildcats on September 22, 2012 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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A late-night beat down of the Arizona Wildcats was not ignored in Sunday's Associated Press Top 25 poll, as the Oregon Ducks leapfrogged the LSU Tigers to claim the No. 2 spot in this week's edition of the college football poll.

The Ducks' 49-0 victory over the Wildcats, who were ranked No. 22 in last week's AP Poll, proved more impressive to voters than LSU's road struggle against Auburn, which LSU won, 12-10.

Oregon's swap with LSU is not slight, either, as the Ducks land a strong 68 points ahead of the Tigers in the latest poll.

As both the Pac-12 and SEC scheduled begin to heat up, expect the Ducks and Tigers to be locked in a battle for that No. 2 spot in the coming weeks as both angle for the chance to stay as close to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide as they can. Alabama is once again an overwhelming No. 1, claiming 59 of the 60 first place votes in the poll.

Check out the full poll here.

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