WITH IMPRESSIVE 37-35 WIN OVER WSU, OREGON JUMPS FOUR SPOTS IN NEW AP POLL – Ducks Land at No. 7 Heading Into South Division Match-up with USC
Winners of seven in a row and off to a 5-0 start in Pac-12 play for the first time since 2013, Oregon jumped four spots to No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday. It marks the Ducks’ highest AP ranking since the second game of the 2015 season.
The Ducks, who have won seven straight and 10 of their last 11, improved to 11-1 at Autzen Stadium under second-year head coach Mario Cristobal with a 37-35 win over Washington State Saturday night.
Oregon was able to snap its four-game losing streak to the Cougars thanks to 528 total yards, highlighted by 306 on the ground. Sophomore running back CJ Verdell became the first FBS player with 250 yards rushing and 50 yards receiving since 2016, and added three touchdowns. True freshman kicker Camden Lewis hit a game-winning 26-yard field goal as time expired to finish off a perfect October for the Ducks.
Joined by fellow Pac-12 member Utah (No. 9) in the top 10 of the Associated Press Poll, Oregon also moved up from No. 11 to No. 8 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
Oregon take its three-game road win streak to USC on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 5:05 p.m. on FOX with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call.
» One of seven FBS schools (ACC – Clemson, Big Ten – Ohio State & Penn State, SEC – Alabama, Sun Belt – Appalachian State & Louisiana-Lafayette) to rank in the top two in its conference in scoring offense (36.0) and scoring defense (14.8).
» Scored a TD in each of the last 14 quarters and 25 of 28 during the seven-game win streak.
» Leads the nation with 14 interceptions and is tied for third with a plus-11 turnover margin.
» One of 12 FBS teams to rank in the top 25 nationally in both scoring defense (148/9th) and scoring offense (36.0/T-24th).
» Has outscored its opponents 267-91 during its seven-game win streak.
AP College football poll updated after Week 9
3. Ohio State
5. Penn State
16. Notre Dame
20. Appalachian State
21. Boise State
22. Kansas State
23. Wake Forest
25. San Diego State