CFP: Oregon Ducks debut at No. 8 in first CFP Rankings, Oregon State at No. 23
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29: Bo Nix #10 of the Oregon Ducks looks on against the California Golden Bears during the first quarter of an NCAA football game at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium on October 29, 2022 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Oregon Ducks debuted at No. 8 in the first College Football Playoff rankings for the 2022 season, released Tuesday.

Oregon (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) is the highest-ranked Pac-12 program in the CFP rankings.  USC (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) is close behind at No. 9, with UCLA (7-1, 4-1) ranked No. 12 and Utah (7-1, 4-1) checking in at No. 14.

The Oregon State Beavers (6-2, 3-2) made it five Pac-12 schools in the CFP rankings with a No. 23 mark.  Earlier in the week, the Beavers cracked the AP Poll for the first time since 2013 with a No. 24 rank.  The Beavers visit unranked Washington (6-2, 3-2) in a big road test Friday night in Seattle (7:30 p.m., ESPN 2).

Oregon was ranked No. 8 in this week’s AP Poll after holding steady to that ranking following a 42-24 road win at Cal last week.  The Ducks are on the road again this Saturday, again a heavy favorite, taking on the 1-win Colorado Buffaloes (1-7, 1-4).

The Tennessee Volunteers are No. 1 in the CFP Rankings, followed by Ohio State (No. 2), reigning national champion Georgia (No. 3) and Clemson (No. 4).

Michigan is No. 5 and Alabama is No. 6.

The full rankings are below.

 

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