Ducks Up To No. 3 In CFP Rankings

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EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon football team moved up one spot to No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday evening on ESPN.
 
Coming off a 26-16 win at Washington, the Ducks (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) are one of two Pac-12 teams in the CFP top 25, along with No. 24 Utah. Oregon is the second-highest ranked one-loss team, behind only No. 2 Alabama.
 
No. 3 is the second-highest CFP ranking in program history, and Oregon’s highest since the Ducks were No. 2 in the final five weeks of the 2014 season. UO is ranked in the top five of the CFP for the eighth time while earning its 13th top-10 and 22nd top-25 ranking.
 
The Ducks will put a 17-game home win streak – the third-longest active streak in the nation – on the line this Saturday against Washington State in Autzen Stadium (7:35 p.m. PT, ESPN). Oregon would clinch the Pac-12 North Division title with a win over the Cougars and an Oregon State loss to Stanford.
 
Oregon’s Resumé at a Glance
» 8-1 overall, 5-1 in Pac-12 play – first place in the Pac-12 North.
» Defeated No. 4 Ohio State on Sept. 11 – first road team to win at Ohio Stadium since 2017.
» 5-0 at home this season, averaging 39.2 points per game while allowing just 19.2 points per game.
» Second in the Pac-12 and No. 25 in the nation with 35.0 points per game.
» Scored 31-plus points in six of nine games.
» Five games of 200-plus rushing yards – 16-1 under Mario Cristobal when rushing for 200 or more.
» Rushed for a season-high 329 yards at UW, the most for UO since Nov. 23, 2018.
» Tied for seventh in the nation in third-down conversion percentage (50.0%).
» Tied for seventh in the nation with touchdowns on 75.0 percent of red zone opportunities.
» No. 2 in the Pac-12 and tied for 10th in the FBS with a plus-8 turnover margin.
» In the top 50 nationally with 22.4 points allowed per game.
» Held Washington to just 166 yards of total offense, the fewest UO has allowed against a Pac-12 opponent since 2010.
 
College Football Playoff Rankings – Nov. 9
1. Georgia (9-0)
2. Alabama (8-1)
3. Oregon (8-1)
4. Ohio State (8-1)
5. Cincinnati (9-0)
6. Michigan (8-1)
7. Michigan State (8-1)
8. Oklahoma (9-0)
9. Notre Dame (8-1)
10. Oklahoma State (8-1)
11. Texas A&M (7-2)
12. Wake Forest (8-1)
13. Baylor (7-2)
14. BYU (8-2)
15. Ole Miss (7-2)
16. NC State (7-2)
17. Auburn (6-3)
18. Wisconsin (6-3)
19. Purdue (6-3)
20. Iowa (7-2)
21. Pittsburgh (7-2)
22. San Diego State (8-1)
23. UTSA (9-0)
24. Utah (6-3)
25. Arkansas (6-3)

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