The Oregon Ducks failed to crack the top 25 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls this week but did inch closer toward breaking through.
Maybe had UO not allowed a 42-14 halftime lead over Nebraska turn into a 42-35 nailbiter, the Ducks (2-0) would find themselves ranked today. Chances are that a 30-point win over Nebraska (1-1) might have done the trick. As it stands now, Oregon could possibly creep into the top 25 with a win Saturday at Wyoming.
In the AP Poll, Oregon moved up to 30th in total points with 61. That's up from 31st last week with 44 points. In the Coaches Poll, Oregon moved up to 28th with 68 points, up from 31st with 41 points.
The Pac-12 Conference is represented well in both polls. The AP Poll includes No. 4 USC, No. No. 6 Washington, No. 19 Stanford, No. 21 Washington State and No. 25 UCLA. Utah is 28th with 101 points and Colorado is 30th with 66 points.
The Coaches Poll includes No. 4 USC, No. 6 Washington, No. 19 Stanford, No. 22 Washington State and No. 24 Utah. Colorado is 27th with 70 points while UCLA is 29th with 57.