The latest AP Top 25 was released on Sunday, and while the Oregon Ducks maintained the No. 2 spot in the rankings, the Oregon State Beavers fell to No. 13. Meanwhile, Oregon was jumped by Notre Dame in the latest BCS rankings.
The Ducks did absolutely everything – and more – that they were expected to do against Colorado on Saturday. Oregon took a 14-0 lead before UC even had an offensive snap, and Chip Kelly pulled his starters before the first half had even come to a close.
When it was all said and done, Oregon won 70-14, despite not scoring a single point in the fourth quarter. The Ducks ran for 425 yards and racked up 195 passing yards en route to a 617 total yards of offense.
Kenjon Barner ran nine times for 104 yards and 2 scores while De’Anthony Thomas ran 5 times for 97 yards and a score. Thomas also returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown.
Stat of the weekend: In games in which junior Oregon running back Bill Chimphalee plays, Oregon has won by an average of 66-14. Eight games into the season, it’s clear that Chimphalee equals big wins for the Ducks. (Season stats for Chimphalee: 2 games played, 9 carries, 24 yards.)
The Oregon State dream season took a huge hit in Seattle on Saturday as Sean Mannion threw four interceptions and the Beavers fell three points short of the Washington Huskies. The result was a drop from No. 8 to No. 13. Had the Beavers won, it would have been the first time in the school’s history to have started a season 7-0.
At 6-1, though, the Beavers are already bowl-eligible and have picked up more wins than almost every analyst predicted prior to the start of the 2012 season.
Oregon State has games at home against Arizona State, Cal, and Oregon (plus another home game against Nicholls State to be played Dec. 1 if OSU does not reach the Pac-12 title game.) The Beavers have just one road game remaining: at Stanford on November 10.
The Beavers fell to No. 11 in the latest BCS rankings.
With Arizona and UCLA victories over the weekend, the Pac-12 once again has half of its member schools in the AP Top 25.
AP Top 25 (Pac-12 teams in bold):
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Florida State
- South Carolina
- Oregon State
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State
- Boise State
- Texas Tech
- Louisiana Tech
- West Virginia
Dropped from rankings: Rutgers 18, Michigan 20, Ohio 23
Others receiving votes: Toledo 88, Rutgers 74, Oklahoma State 72, Texas 55, Kent State 33, Tulsa 17, Northern Illinois 12, Washington 8, Northwestern 7, Ohio 4, Wisconsin 4, Michigan 2, Louisiana-Monroe 1
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