Associated Press Poll: Oregon Ducks Drop, Michigan State Moves Up


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It has reached that point early in the season where wins count in the polls, and in some cases, convincing wins. The Oregon Ducks did put away Georgia State, but

for voters in the AP Poll

this week it is clear that flaws were seen by them as much as they were seen by fans and the media at the game on Saturday. The Ducks have a Defense problem and even though they are 2-1 on the season, the win over the Panthers dropped Oregon one spot in the polls to 13th entering this week’s matchup with Utah.

From the top, Ohio State came in at the top, followed by the team that beat the Ducks last weekend by three points. The Michigan State Spartans are right behind at number two. TCU and Ole Miss are tied for third. Alabama was beaten at home by Ole Miss for the first time since 1988 and the loss snapped a seventeen game winning streak by the Crimson Tide who dropped to twelfth. The USC Trojans entered Pac-12 Conference play and ran into a problem in Stanford.

The Cardinal, led by Quarterback Kevin Hogan beat the Trojans and got themselves back into the Top 25 following a hard loss at Northwestern to begin the season. The Trojans had the biggest tumble dropping from sixth to nineteenth. The Cardinal re-entered the poll at twenty-first.

This week saw six Pac-12 teams in the poll. The UCLA Bruins are the highest ranked team in ninth, followed by Oregon, Arizona(16), Utah(18), USC(19), and Stanford(21).

The Oregon Ducks face Utah this week at Autzen on Saturday at 5:30PT on FOX. The game will be a Top Twenty matchup (13 vs 18)

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