Oregon notched one of the biggest wins of the early college football season taking down Ohio State in Columbus, and now the Ducks are up in the top 10 of the new college football rankings, checking in at No. 4 in the updated AP Top 25 after the win.
The Ducks jumped in front during the first half and never trailed as the Oregon defense held off a flurry of late offense from C.J. Stroud and Ohio State to secure the 35-28 win. With a quality road win against a top team, Oregon has leveled up from being a College Football Playoff hopeful to College Football Playoff contender.
Ohio State fell six spots to No. 9 after the defeat, just ahead of Penn State at No. 10 and behind Cincinnati at No. 8. The Buckeyes' drop allowed for Oklahoma to move from No. 4 to No. 3, while the Ducks checked in at No. 4 and Iowa made a big move up to No. 5 after beating Iowa State, which fell from No. 10 to No. 14 after the loss.
Further down in the rankings saw spots open up after Week 2 losses led to No. 14 USC, No. 15 Texas and No. 21 Utah all falling from the top 25. No. 16 Arkansas is in the poll for the first time since 2016, and is joined by other newcomers No. 23 BYU and No. 25 Michigan.
Check out the full AP Top 25 below:
- Alabama (60 first-place votes)
- Georgia (3)
- Texas A&M
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Iowa State
- Virginia Tech
- Coastal Carolina
- Ole Miss
- Arizona State
- North Carolina
Others receiving votes: UCF 111, TCU 103, Liberty 52, Michigan State 44, USC 39, Indiana 34, LSU 31, Kansas State 30, Nevada 28, Oklahoma State 27, Texas 23, Maryland 14, Pittsburgh 13, Kentucky 13, Stanford 10, Utah 9, Boston College 8, Arizona 6, Texas Tech 2, Fresno State 2, Toledo 2, Army 1
Teams dropped out: No. 14 USC, No. 15 Texas, No. 21 BYU