Oregon climbs in latest College Football Playoff rankings after eighth straight win
Oregon is right on the edge, the next team to make a move should another unbeaten fall.
The Ducks (8-1, 6-0 Pac-12) climbed to No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, released live Tuesday evening. In spite of Oregon’s Week 1 loss to Georgia, it’s clear the CFP selection committee has been impressed with what the Ducks have done since.
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They are the lone remaining unbeaten team in Pac-12 play with three regular-season games remaining. Oregon remains the highest-ranked Pac-12 team and is one of five teams from the conference in this week’s CFP rankings, along with No. 8 USC, No. 12 UCLA, No. 13 Utah, and No. 25 Washington.
Oregon is also the second-highest-ranked one-loss team, behind only No. 5 Tennessee.
This is Oregon’s 17th time in the Top 10 of the CFP rankings, and its 28th time in the Top 25. The Ducks were one of four schools to play in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014.
They’re hoping to be the Pac-12’s redemption this season as well. The league hasn’t been to the Playoff since 2016. With eight straight wins, Oregon is playing as well as any team in the country. The No. 6 ranking matches their spot in the AP poll as well.
Oregon dispatched Colorado with ease this past Saturday, winning 49-10. No doubt, Oregon scored some style points with touchdown receptions from freshman offensive lineman Josh Conerly Jr. and quarterback Bo Nix, and a rushing touchdown from linebacker Noah Sewell.
Oregon is one of just eight FBS teams to beat two AP top-15 teams so far this season — then-No. 12 BYU and then-No. 9 UCLA. It is also the only FBS team to score 40-plus points eight times this season. The Ducks have five straight wins by 15 points or more, the longest active streak in the country.
The Ducks return home to Autzen Stadium this week to host No. 25 Washington on Saturday (4 p.m. PT, FOX). A showdown with No. 13 Utah arrives the following week. If a team falters ahead of them, Oregon will be right there. Then again, with back-to-back ranked opponents on the docket, Oregon could certainly play its way into the top four on its own merit with continued strong showings.
Here’s the rest of the Top 25:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- North Carolina
- NC State
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
- Florida State