Last week, even though the Ducks lost in heartbreaking fashion to Stanford, they still moved up one spot in the national rankings. Now, Oregon (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) defeated then-ranked No. 24 Cal this weekend for its first conference road win since 2016 — and the Ducks find themselves moving up again, this time to No. 18 in the nation as released by the AP Poll on Sunday.
Oregon has a week off before hosting No. 10 Washington (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) on Saturday, October 13 in a bitter showdown between two hated Pac-12 North rivals. The Huskies moved up a spot after defeating then-ranked No. 20 BYU 35-7 on Saturday.
Stanford (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) dropped seven spots to No. 14 after getting blown out 38-17 by Notre Dame, who jumped two spots to No. 6.
Colorado is the last Pac-12 team to be nationally ranked, joining the top-25 this week after defeating winless UCLA 38-16. The Buffaloes, undefeated at 4-0, are now No. 21 in the nation.
After the loss to Oregon, Cal (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) dropped from the rankings.
Alabama is the clear No. 1 team in the nation as quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has the Crimson Tide offense among the best in the nation to go with their typical dominant defense.
Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson and LSU round out the top five. Ohio State and Clemson switched spots after the Buckeyes defeated No. 11 Penn State 28-27 while Clemson came from behind to defeat Syracuse.
In the Amway Coaches Poll, Oregon moved up two spots to No. 18