No. 7 Oregon Ducks Move into Top 10 in AP Poll

Zachary Neel

The Oregon Ducks have now moved into the top 10 of the Associated Press Top-25 ranking, coming in this week at No. 7 following their 37-35 last-second win over the Washington State Cougars. 

On a day that saw two top-10 teams lose for the first time, Oregon was able to escape an upset after freshman kicker Camden Lewis knocked a 26-yard field goal through the uprights as the clock ticked to 0:00. A go-ahead touchdown by the Cougars with 1:00 left in the fourth quarter put the game in heavy doubt, but a quick drive down the field led by Justin Herbert kept the Ducks' chances at a berth in the College Football Playoff. 

Up next, Oregon will travel to Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans, where they will face a team that has been very up and down this season, but when they are good, they are very good. So far, the Trojans are the only team to beat No. 9 Utah, and they will give the Ducks a run for their money at home next Saturday. 

For the Ducks, a move into the Top-10 is huge, as it puts them right in the mix for a trip to the CFP should they win the final four games of the season, all of which come against lesser teams. If Oregon can come away with a Pac-12 Championship win over the Utes, they will undoubtedly be strongly considered for one of the final spots in the playoffs come December. 

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dylan reasor
dylan reasor

i swear to god that the kid in front in the oregon t hoody is me i was at the game and i meet the coach and he thought i was his son and my dad was jumping up and down with him because we won i thought that was soooo funny that i got on the internet

J Hager
J Hager

Win out and they have a chance to be in the top 4. This weekend was the best case scenario for the Ducks


Big win for the Ducks. The Cougs played them very well. Honestly, thought that freshman was going to miss that kick. Now getting to the playoffs is looking more and more realistic.