In their third consecutive week as No. 1, the Ducks reached a new high for first-place votes (49) and points (1,487) from the media panel after a decisive 53-32 victory at Southern California on Saturday night.
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Boise State received seven first-place votes and 1,403 points after four voters switched from the Broncos to the Ducks.
Auburn also lost a first-place vote to Oregon. The Tigers got two votes as No. 1 after beating Mississippi 51-31, but are now just seven points behind the Broncos. Boise State beat Louisiana Tech 49-20 on Tuesday.
No. 4 TCU also received two first-place votes. Idle Alabama moved up a spot to No. 5 and unbeaten Utah climbed to two places to sixth.
The Utes host the Horned Frogs in the first game in Mountain West Conference history to match top 10 teams.
The rest of the top 10 is Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska and Stanford.
Missouri and Michigan State both took big tumbles after losing for the first time this season. The Tigers dropped seven spots to No. 14 after losing 31-17 at Nebraska.
The Spartans dropped 11 places to 16th after losing 37-6 at Iowa. The Hawkeyes moved up three spots to No. 15.
The loss to Oregon dropped USC out of the rankings for the second time this season and Miami is also out again after being upset 24-19 at Virginia.
Moving back into the Top 25 were No. 23 North Carolina State and No. 25 Nevada.
Oklahoma is No. 11, followed by LSU and Arizona.
No. 18 South Carolina, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech round out the first 20.
Joining N.C. State and Nevada in the final five were No. 21 Mississippi State, No. 22 Baylor and No. 24 Florida State.