Oregon Opens At No. 4 In College Football Playoff Rankings
EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon football earned the No. 4 spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2021 season, which were unveiled Tuesday evening on ESPN.
Off to a 7-1 start overall and 4-1 in conference play, the Ducks are the lone Pac-12 team in the initial CFP top-25 rankings.
One of four schools to play in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014, Oregon has now appeared in the CFP poll 21 times. This is the Ducks' seventh CFP top-five ranking – and first since closing 2014 at No. 2 – and their 12th time in the top 10. Oregon is in the top four of the initial CFP rankings for the first time.
The Ducks scored a season-high 52 points last weekend in a win over Colorado while racking up a season-high 568 yards of total offense. Oregon won its 17th straight game at Autzen Stadium – the third-longest active home win streak in the nation – and its 13th consecutive Pac-12 home game.
Oregon will travel to Seattle this Saturday to take on Washington at 4:44 p.m. PT on ABC.
Oregon's Resumé at a Glance
» 7-1 overall, 4-1 in Pac-12 play – first place in the Pac-12 North.
» Defeated No. 5 Ohio State on Sept. 11 – first road team to win at Ohio Stadium since 2017.
» Opened the season with a win over No. 23 Fresno State at Autzen Stadium.
» 5-0 at home this season, averaging 39.2 points per game while allowing just 19.2 points per game.
» First in the Pac-12 and No. 23 in the nation with 36.1 points per game.
» Scored 31-plus points in six of eight games.
» Four games of 200-plus rushing yards – 15-1 under Mario Cristobal when rushing for 200 or more.
» No. 11 in the nation in third-down conversion percentage (49.0%).
» Tied for second in the nation with touchdowns on 77.78 percent of red zone opportunities.
» No. 1 in the Pac-12 and tied for ninth in the FBS with a plus-8 turnover margin.