AP Poll: Ducks drop seven spots to No. 19 following loss to Washington State

Oregon is now 1-2 against the top-25 with a matchup against No. 23 Utah looming in November

Playing its fourth consecutive nationally-ranked opponent, Oregon fell 34-20 to Washington State on the road last week. The Ducks trailed 27-0 at the break before a furious second half rally in which the Ducks scored the first 20 points, came up short

With the loss, Oregon is now ranked No. 19 — down seven spots — in the latest release of the AP Poll.

Washington State was the biggest riser in the poll, jumping up 11 spots to No. 14 — the highest-rated team in the Pac-12.

Washington’s win 27-13 win over Colorado kept the Huskies pat at No. 15 in the nation while Utah and Stanford joined the national ranks — at No. 23 and 24, respectively.

The Pac-12 North has four teams ranked in the poll.

Alabama is the clear No. 1 team in the nation as quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — the Heisman front runner — has the Crimson Tide offense among the best in the nation to go with their typical dominant defense.

Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan round out the top five.

Ohio State had the biggest fall of the week after being dismantled in the 49-20 upset by Purdue. The Buckeyes dropped nine spots to No. 11.

Oregon dropped 10 spots in the Amway Coaches Poll, now checking it at No. 21.

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