AP Top 25: Oregon enters the top 10 after bye week
The Ducks were idle this week, but that didn’t stop them from rising up a little bit more in the latest AP Top 25, released on Sunday.
With several top-10 teams ahead of Oregon losing on Saturday — including USC in a 43-42 thriller at Utah — the Ducks slid up two spots to No. 10 in the latest media poll. It sets up a top-10 showdown next Saturday with UCLA in Eugene, as the Bruins also moved up and into the top 10 in the poll (No. 9).
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ESPN’s College GameDay will be on hand for the Ducks’ Oct. 22 game against UCLA. After an early-season loss to Georgia, this will be Oregon’s best chance yet to return to national prominence. The Ducks have won five games in a row, but a 49-3 loss to the Bulldogs in Week 1 is still being held against them to some degree.
Beating UCLA would give the Ducks quite the résumé boost. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. PT on either FOX or FS1 next Saturday.
Here’s the rest of the AP Top 25 after Week 7:
- Ohio State
- Ole Miss
- Oklahoma State
- Wake Forest
- Penn State
- Kansas State
- North Carolina
- NC State
- Mississippi State