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The Oregon Ducks are No. 6 in the first College Football Playoff Rankings announced Tuesday on ESPN.
Oregon (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) are the highest-ranked one-loss team in the CFP, ahead of fellow one-loss teams No. 7 Texas, No. 8 Alabama, and No. 9 Oklahoma, followed by Ole Miss, Penn State, Missouri, and Louisville.
The Ducks sit one spot behind Washington, who check in at No. 5. The Huskies beat Oregon 36-33 in a thriller in Week 7 in Seattle on Oct. 14th.
Oregon’s remaining schedule includes hosting Cal this week, hosting No. 20 USC, visiting Arizona State, and hosting No. 16 Oregon State on Fri. Nov. 24th.
Should Oregon win those games, they would reach Las Vegas and the Pac-12 Championship Game on Fri. Dec. 1st.
Winning the conference title with one loss, and likely having to beat Washington in Vegas in the rematch, could very well be enough to vault Oregon into the top four of the College Football Playoff by season’s end.
The CFP semifinals this year include the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day (Mon. Jan. 1st) and the Sugar Bowl on that same night.
The National Championship Game is Mon. Jan. 8th in Houston, Texas.
The Oregon State Beavers are No. 16 in the playoff rankings, followed by fellow Pac-12 foes Utah at No. 18, UCLA at No. 19, and USC at No. 20.
Don’t miss John Canzano’s reaction to Oregon and Oregon State in the College Football Playoff rankings with the Bald Faced Truth, afternoons 3-6 p.m. exclusively in Portland on 750 The Game.