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Oregon rises in rankings after rivalry win

Oregon rises in rankings after rivalry win

The Oregon Ducks (6-1, 4-0) moved up from No. 12 to No. 11 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after taking down rival No. 25 Washington on the road in their largest second half comeback win since 2008.

Oregon’s sixth straight win improves the Ducks to 4-0 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. It also stifled the Huskies chances at the Pac-12 title. The Ducks have won 14 of the last 16 meetings with Washington, including six of the last seven in Husky Stadium.

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It was a polarizing week in the top 25. Among the ranked teams to lose were then-No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 14 Boise St, No. 16 Michigan, No. 17 Arizona St, No. 22 Missouri and 25 Washington.

The Ducks will host Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

In the Pac-12:

  • Zack Moss broke Utah's career rushing record in the Utes' 21-3 victory over Arizona State.
  • Oregon State beats Cal with thanks to a late touchdown and interception
  • Washington State bested Colorado, 41-10
  • UCLA got a 34-16 win over Stanford
  • USC took down Arizona, 41-14

Oregon Ducks move up in AP Poll after major upsets in top 25

Oregon Ducks move up in AP Poll after major upsets in top 25

The Oregon Ducks (5-1, 3-0) moved up from No. 13 to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after thumping Colorado 45-3 in Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Or.

Oregon’s fifth straight win improves the Ducks to 3-0 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.

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It was a wild week in the top 25. Among the ranked teams to lose were then No. 3 Georgia, No. 7 Florida and No. 11 Texas.

Oregon remains the top-ranked Pac-12 team, followed by No. 13 Utah, No. 17 Arizona State and No. 25 Washington, who moved back into the top 25 this week. The Ducks will play rival No. 25 Washington in Seattle at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct.19.

In the Pac-12:

  • Washington Huskies come back from halftime deficit to beat Arizona, 51-27
  • Zack Moss lead Utah to a rout of Oregon State, 52-7, in Corvallis.
  • Notre Dame rode Troy Jones' 176 yards to a 30-27 victory over USC.
  • Arizona State rallied to beat Washington State 38-34.

No movement for Oregon football in AP Poll after wild week in Top 25

No movement for Oregon football in AP Poll after wild week in Top 25

The Oregon Ducks (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) remain at No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after beating California 17-7 in Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR.

The win improves the Ducks to 2-0 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.

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It was a wild week in the top 25. Among the ranked teams to lose were then- No. 7 Auburn, then- No. 14 Iowa, then. No 15 Washington and then-No. 18 UCF.

Oregon remains the top ranked Pac-12 team, followed by No. 15 Utah and No. 18 Arizona State.

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In the Pac-12:

  • Beavs quarterback Juke Luton threw for five touchdowns in Oregon State’s defeat of UCLA, 48-31. OSU is currently second in the Pac-12 North.
  • Stanford stifled then- No. 15 Washington in an “After Dark” football upset, causing the Huskies to fall out of the top 25.
  • Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns in a victory against Colorado. The Wildcats are in first-place in the Pac-12 South.

Oregon Ducks fall five spots in Top 25 after loss to Auburn

Oregon Ducks fall five spots in Top 25 after loss to Auburn

The Oregon Ducks (0-1) fell from No. 11 to No. 16 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after losing to then-No. 16 Auburn at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The Tigers moved up to No. 10.

Oregon also dropped five spots in the Amway Coaches Poll to No. 18. The time is now for Oregon to bounce back from the 27-21 season opening defeat. 

The Ducks are starting the season 0-1 for the first time since 2011. No, a week one loss does not mean the sky is falling on the 2019 Oregon football season, however, the defeat initiates an uphill fight as no team has ever rebounded from a week one loss to make the final field of four. Of course, the Pac-12 conference title is still wide open.

The Ducks will play three more teams ranked in the poll; road games against No. 14 Washington and No. 23 Stanford while hosting No. 22 Washington State.

Ranked in the Pac-12: 

Washington rolled to 47-14 win over Eastern Washington behind Jacob Eason’s four touchdowns. 

K.J. Costello threw a 2-yard touchdown pass before getting knocked out of the season opener on a late hit; Stanford went on to beat Northwestern, 17-7. 

Washington State dominated New Mexico State, 58-7. 

No. 13 Utah beat BYU, 30-12.

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Official: Oregon football ranked No. 11 in preseason AP poll

Official: Oregon football ranked No. 11 in preseason AP poll

Oregon will open the 2019 season ranked No. 11 in the Preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Ducks are ranked to start the season for the 11th time in 12 seasons.

Oregon finished 2018 with a 9-4 record and unranked in the AP Poll but did receive votes after beating Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl, landing them at No. 33 in the final poll.

The Ducks, the highest ranked Pac-12 team, are scheduled to play four teams ranked in the preseason poll; road games against No. 13 Washington and No. 25 Stanford while hosting No. 23 Washington State.

Oregon’s opening opponent, Auburn, landed at No. 16. August 31 serves as a rematch of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, the first time Oregon's highly touted 2019 freshmen class will take the field and the start of quarterback Justin Herbert’s final season as a Duck.

One other Pac-12 team made the cut in the Top 25: No. 14 Utah.

UO, which is No. 13 in the coaches poll, was picked to win the Pac-12 North Division at Pac-12 media day.

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Ducks drop in Top 25, remain ranked

Ducks drop in Top 25, remain ranked

The Ducks (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) moved from No. 12 to No. 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after losing to then No. 25 Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.  The Cougars soared  to No. 14 after the 34-20 victory. 

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The Ducks' defeat takes their Pac-12 North division title dreams out of their control but UO could still have a 10 win season. 

In the Pac-12: Utah dominated USC for a 41-28 win in key Pac-12 South clash. No. 15 Washington beat Colorado, 27-13. UCLA topped Arizona, 31-30 in Chip Kelly's second straight victory with the Bruins. Utah moved to No. 23 and Stanford moved to No. 24, Washington remains at No. 15. 

Around the nation: Ohio State dropped from No. 2 to No. 11 after being upset by Purdue, 49-20. Clemson beat NC State, 41-7. 

Ducks soar in AP Poll after upsetting Washington

Ducks soar in AP Poll after upsetting Washington

The Ducks (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) moved up from No. 17 to No.12 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after upsetting then No. 7 Washington at home, 30-27. The Huskies fell to No. 15. 

The win put the Ducks back in the Pac-12 North Division race. If Oregon wins out and defeats the Pac-12 South division champion for the title, UO could be headed to the Rose Bowl. 

Also, the victory proves it pays dividends to buy stock in Cristobal's "Oregon Football 2.0". 

By the way, College Game Day selects Oregon vs. Washington State and is headed to Pullman, Wash. for the first time ever. The Cougars move into the AP Top 25 at No. 25. 

In the Pac-12: UCLA got Chip Kelly his first victory with the Bruins 37-7 win against Cal. 

Around the nation: Then No. 13 LSU knocked off then No. 2 Georgia 36-16 to capture a signature victory for coach Ed Orgeron. No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 9 Texas and No. 10 UCF all escaped with narrow victories. 

Ducks win, rise in AP Poll

Ducks win, rise in AP Poll

The Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) moved up from No. 19 to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after beating then No. 24 California on the road, 42-24. The Bears fell out of the Top 25.

The victory was Oregon's first Pac-12 road victory since 2016 when it upset then No. 11 Utah. Quarterback Justin Herbert made it rain against one of the nation's top defenses and he did it in big play fashion.

In the Pac-12: No 6 Notre Dame's defense lead the Irish past Stanford. The Cardinal dropped from No. 7 to No. 14.

Undefeated Colorado moves to No. 21 after beating UCLA.

Husky QB Jake Browning shined in Washington's 35-7 victory over then No. 20 BYU. The Huskies moved from No. 11 to No. 10 and are Oregon's next opponent

Around the nation: Ohio State rallied late to beat then No. 9 Penn State 27-26 in a thriller. The Buckeyes rose to No. 3. 

Ducks move up in AP poll with OT loss to Stanford

Ducks move up in AP poll with OT loss to Stanford

The Ducks (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) moved up from No. 20 to No. 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, after losing to Stanford in overtime. The Cardinal remains at No. 7. 

For almost the entire game, it looked like Oregon would upset Stanford but the Ducks lost in heartbreaking fashion in overtime, 38-31.

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Also very notable, the undfeated Cal Bears snuck into the Top 25 at No. 24. Oregon plays at Berkeley on Saturday. 

The only other Pac-12 team in the AP Top 25 is No. 11 Washington. 

 

Oregon football rises to No. 20 the AP Poll

Oregon football rises to No. 20 the AP Poll

The Ducks (2-0) have moved up to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll after college football week two. Oregon also made its first appearance in the Amway Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 23 after being the first team out of the Top 25 last week.

Oregon started the Mario Cristobal era ranked as No. 24 in the preseason AP Poll and then climbed one spot to No. 23 after winning its 14th consecutive home season opener. 

Oregon's dominant 62-14 victory over Portland State extended its streak of consecutive non-conference home wins to 23. The Ducks jumped to an early lead, removing the unease left by last Saturday’s cringe-worthy start against Bowling Green and were able to win without suffering any major injuries. 

Oregon has now scored more than 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 2014 when the Ducks won the Pac-12 Championship and the Rose Bowl/CFBplayoffs. Also, in Oregon's first two wins of the season, quarterback Justin Herbert has thrown nine touchdown passes to six different receivers.

However, Oregon likely won’t see much movement in the AP poll until its conference opener versus No. 9 Stanford at home. Stanford moved up to No. 9 after beating USC, 17-3 in a rematch of the 2017 Pac-12 championship.

Three more Pac-12 teams reside in the AP Poll: No. 10 Washington, No. 22 USC, No. 23 Arizona State

Alabama remained at No.1 after beating Arkansas State.

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