Ducks move up to No. 3 in AP poll
EUGENE, Ore. – After moving to 3-0 with a 48-7 win over Stony Brook on Saturday, Oregon moved up one spot to third in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll on Sunday, while holding steady at No. 4 in the AFCA Coaches Poll.
The Ducks gained votes in both polls following their non-conference win. Oregon garnered 1,427 points in the coaches poll, 71 more than it had following its week two win at Ohio State. The Ducks finished with 1,385 points in the AP Poll, 30 more than the previous week.
Oregon's No. 3 ranking is the highest for a Ducks' team since checking in at No. 3 in December 2014. The last two weeks mark the first time Oregon has been in the top five in back-to-back weeks since the end of the 2014 season when Oregon ranked in the top five in the final seven polls by both the AP and coaches.
- Oregon is the highest-ranked Pac-12 Conference team in the polls, with UCLA joining the Ducks with a No. 24 ranking in both polls.
- Fresno State, who Oregon beat week one, moved into both polls (No. 22 AP, No. 25 Coaches).
- Ohio State, who the Ducks beat last week in Columbus, is 10th in the AP poll and 12th in the coaches poll.
Oregon returns to action Saturday night at Autzen Stadium when the Ducks' open Pac-12 play against Arizona. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and the game is on ESPN.