Oregon Ducks fall out of AP Top-25 Poll, Beavs get votes

Following their season-opening blowout loss to reigning national champion Georgia, the Oregon Ducks find themselves on the outside of the AP Top-25 poll going into week two.

Ranked No. 11 entering the game, Oregon lost to No. 3 Georgia 49-3.  It was their worst defeat since the 2016 home loss to Washington (70-21).

As a result, Oregon fell out of the poll that was released Tuesday.  They are the top team getting votes outside the top-25 (131 votes), just ahead of Penn State (122) and Texas (118).

Oregon State got five votes for the poll, more than North Carolina (3), South Carolina (2), Purdue, UCLA, and Arizona (1 each).  Oregon State has not been ranked in the poll since 2013.

The Ducks (0-1) open their home schedule on Saturday, hosting Eastern Washington, the 11th-ranked team in FCS.  Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Network.

Oregon State (1-0) visits Fresno State (1-0), a third consecutive opponent from the Mountain West dating back to last year’s bowl game with Utah State and including their opening win over Boise State.  The Beavs are slight 1-point road favorites after opening as a 1.5-point underdog.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night on CBS Sports Network.

The full AP Top-25 for Week 2:

Others receiving votes: Oregon 131, Penn State 122, Texas 118, Cincinnati 63, Florida State 42, UCF 22, Fresno State 22, Minnesota 22, Kansas State 18, Auburn 15, Mississippi State 10, Air Force 8, Oregon State 5, North Carolina 3, South Carolina 2, Purdue 1, UCLA 1, Arizona 1

Dropped from rankings: Oregon 11, Cincinnati 23