Oregon sits still in latest AP Top 25 after upset scare at Texas Tech
Oregon held its positioning at No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, released Sunday. There was movement above and behind the Ducks, but spots 12-16 were unchanged in the latest poll.
The Ducks survived an upset-minded Texas Tech team on the road Saturday night to move to 2-0 on the year. Oregon outscored the Red Raiders 20-3 in the fourth quarter to come from behind and win 38-30.
Quarterback Bo Nix led the charge in the effort, throwing for 359 yards and two touchdowns while adding another 46 yards on the ground. The lead changed hands three times in the fourth quarter alone as the teams exchanged field goal kicks.
Following a make from Camden Lewis that put the Ducks up 31-30 with 1:10 to play, Oregon came up with a pick-six from Jeffrey Bassa that put the game to bed.
It wasn’t the prettiest result, but a win is a win. And in Lubbock, where the Red Raiders went 6-1 a season ago, beating Oklahoma and Texas, the Ducks will take a positive result whatever way they can.
Oregon is one of eight Pac-12 schools ranked in the latest AP Top 25. The Ducks are joined in the poll by No. 5 USC, No. 8 Washington, No. 12 Utah, No. 16 Oregon State, No. 18 Colorado, No. 23 Washington State, and No. 24 UCLA.
The rest of the media poll can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (55)
- Michigan (2)
- Florida State (3)
- Texas (2)
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
- Oregon State
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Washington State
Others receiving votes: Clemson 86, Arkansas 33, TCU 19, Kansas 19, Tulane 17, Wisconsin 10, Kentucky 5, Mississippi St. 5, Minnesota 3, Cincinnati 3, Fresno St. 2, Wyoming 1, Oklahoma St. 1, Maryland 1, James Madison 1.