The Oregon Ducks (7-1, 5-0) moved up from No. 11 to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, following its gutsy last minute triumph over Washington State.
UO's seventh straight win improves the Ducks to 5-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time since 2013 and preserves their spot at the top of the North Division with zero conference losses.
Oregon’s 37-35 drama filled win snapped the Ducks’ four-game losing streak to the Cougars in front of a sellout 59,361 crowd at Autzen Stadium, the tenth highest attended game in history.
It was an interesting week in the top 25. Among the ranked teams to lose were then-No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 9 Auburn.
The biggest beneficiary of Oklahoma’s loss could be the Pac-12′s top teams. Oregon or Utah have a chance to finish as one-loss conference champions.
Oregon remains the top-ranked Pac-12 team, followed by No. 9 Utah. Next, the Ducks travel to USC to play the Trojans in what could be a Pac-12 championship preview, at 5 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 2.
In the Pac-12:
Utah shutout California, 35-0.
Chip Kelly’s UCLA (3-5) has won two straight after jumping to a huge lead on No. 24 Arizona State
USC beat Colorado, 35-31.
Stanford beat Arizona, 41-31.