AP Top 25: Oregon moves up in media poll after Bruin beatdown
Oregon moved up to No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 following its 45-30 win over UCLA on Saturday.
The Ducks are the highest-ranked Pac-12 team in the new media poll, released on Sunday. At 6-1 on the season, they sit just behind unbeaten TCU. The top six in the poll — Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, Michigan, Clemson, and Alabama (in order) — remained unchanged from the previous week.
UCLA fell to No. 12. The Pac-12 once again had four teams ranked in the top 15 of the poll.
Four #Pac12FB teams land in the top 14 in the latest @AP_Top25 poll. 👀 pic.twitter.com/f3yfIMuqMF
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) October 23, 2022
Three voters had Oregon as high as No. 7 in the poll. Only two had the Ducks outside the top 10 — The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kirk Kenney (11th) and The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls (12th).
Oregon put forth arguably its best offensive performance of the season to beat UCLA and move to 6-1 on the year (4-0 Pac-12). It was the Ducks’ sixth consecutive victory and moved the team into sole possession of first place atop the Pac-12. As the only remaining unbeaten team in league play, Oregon inching closer and closer to a fourth straight Pac-12 title game appearance.
Quarterback Bo Nix was once again strong, completing 22 of his 28 pass attempts for 283 yards and five touchdowns while adding eight runs for another 51 yards.
The Ducks travel to California Memorial Stadium next Saturday to face a Cal team that’s 3-4 and 1-3 in the Pac-12. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. PT.
You can see the rest of the AP Top 25 below (with first-place votes in parenthesis):
- Georgia (31)
- Ohio State (18)
- Tennessee (13)
- Clemson (1)
- Oklahoma State
- Wake Forest
- Penn State
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Kansas State
- NC State
- South Carolina
Receiving votes: Texas 38, Liberty 35, Oregon State 25, Mississippi State 10, Maryland 8, Troy 3, UTSA 1, Arkansas 1, Washington 1, Florida State 1