Oregon is ranked No. 6 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2023 season.

The CFP selection committee unveiled its first batch of rankings live on ESPN Tuesday night. Oregon was joined by Washington inside the top 10, and it was one of six Pac-12 teams in the ranking.

Ohio State took the top overall spot in the ranking, followed by Georgia at No. 2, Michigan at No. 3, Florida State at No. 4, and Washington at No. 5.

Despite a loss earlier this year to the Huskies in Seattle, Oregon is still in a position to challenge for one of the four CFP spots.

In Salt Lake City over the weekend, the Ducks looked like one of the best teams in college football. A 35-6 win over Utah snapped an 18-game home winning streak for the Utes and became one of the worst home defeats the Utes have experienced in almost a decade.

“I’m convinced that (Oregon) is a top four or five team in the nation,” Utah’s Kyle Whittingham said on Monday at his news conference. “I could be wrong and it could play out differently. But they certainly were on (Saturday).”

And the Ducks will have a chance to prove it down the stretch. They face Cal on Saturday (2:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network) before hosting No. 20 USC and No. 16 Oregon State over two of the last three weeks of the regular season. Should the Ducks win out, they’ll make it to the Pac-12 title game.

Win and the Ducks could very well be in. Their destiny is still firmly in their control in that regard.

The rest of the CFP Top 25 can be found below:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Georgia
  3. Michigan
  4. Florida State
  5. Washington
  6. Oregon
  7. Texas
  8. Alabama
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Ole Miss
  11. Penn State
  12. Missouri
  13. Louisville
  14. LSU
  15. Notre Dame
  16. Oregon State
  17. Tennessee
  18. Utah
  19. UCLA
  20. USC
  21. Kansas
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Kansas State
  24. Tulane
  25. Air Force