AP Poll: Ducks ranked No. 24, UCLA and Stanford drop out of top 25

In week four’s Associated Press Top 25 poll, Oregon earned its first top 25 spot of the season, ranked No. 24 following its 49-13 win over Wyoming on Saturday.

Along with the Ducks, four other Pac-12 schools are ranked in the top 25. USC fell from fourth to fifth after a double overtime win over Texas; Washington moved down from sixth to seventh, despite a 48-16 win over Fresno State; Washington State moved up from 21st to 18th with a 52-23 win over Oregon State; and Utah, which beat San Jose State 54-16, earned a spot at 23rd after receiving the 26th-most votes in last week’s poll.

UCLA, ranked No. 25 last week, and Stanford, ranked No. 19 last week, both fell out of the top 25 after losses to Memphis and San Diego State, respectively. The Cardinal still received votes but the Bruins did not receive any.

Colorado (3-0) earned the 27th-most votes after a 41-21 win over Northern Colorado while California sits seven spots outside the top 25 after beating Mississippi to remain 3-0. Colorado plays Washington next week and Cal hosts USC.

The Ducks received the 30th-most votes last week but a dominant performance in Laramie, Wyoming against Josh Allen’s offense helped give the Ducks the No. 24 ranking. Oregon kept the Cowboys’ star quarterback to only 64 passing yards in the Ducks’ third win of the Willie Taggart era.

The poll:

  1. Alabama (45)
  2. Clemson (15)
  3. Oklahoma (1)
  4. Penn State
  5. USC
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Washington
  8. Michigan
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Ohio State
  11. Georgia
  12. Florida State
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Miami
  15. Auburn
  16. TCU
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Washington State
  19. Louisville
  20. Florida
  21. South Florida
  22. San Diego State
  23. Utah
  24. Oregon
  25. LSU

Also receiving votes: West Virginia 114, Colorado 93, Maryland 84, Vanderbilt 83, Notre Dame 57, Memphis 21, California 19, Stanford 16, Kentucky 11, Kansas St. 10, Duke 10, Tennessee 6, Texas Tech 4, Iowa 2, Wake Forest 2, Michigan St. 1, Houston 1.

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Shawn is an associate sports editor and reporter for the Emerald covering football, men's basketball, women's basketball, acrobatics and tumbling, track and field/cross-country and softball. He also hosts several podcasts, including a soccer podcast, on the Emerald Podcast Network. You can contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @ShawnMedow.