By 750 The Game Staff
Following respective dominant performances in Week 1, the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers each rose two spots in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Tuesday.
Oregon went from No. 15 to No. 13 in the AP Poll after an 81-7 shellacking of FCS Portland State in their opener.
Oregon State climbed from No. 18 to No. 16 in the poll thanks to their impressive 42-17 victory at San Jose State on Sunday.
USC remains at No. 6 as the highest-ranked Pac-12 team. The Trojans are 2-0 with wins over San Jose State and Nevada. They host Stanford on Saturday night in the conference opener for both teams (7:30 p.m., FOX).
Washington also jumped two spots to No. 8 in the rankings. They blew past Boise State in their opener 52-19 in Seattle and remain at home to host Tulsa on Saturday.
Utah also rose a couple spots to No. 12 in the poll following their 24-11 season-opening win over Florida at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes visit Baylor this Saturday; the Bears were upset as near four-touchdown favorites at home in their opener by Texas State, 42-31.
Coach Prime and Colorado make it six ranked teams from the Pac-12 as they debut at No. 22 in the AP Poll after a massive upset win at then-No. 17 TCU, 45-42. The Buffaloes host Nebraska this week, again in the “Big Noon” kickoff window Saturday on FOX (9:00 a.m.).
The 13th-ranked Ducks pay a visit to the state of Texas this weekend to face former Oregon QB Tyler Shough and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who lost in double-overtime as a two-touchdown road favorite at Wyoming in Week 1. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. Saturday on FOX.
The 16th-ranked Beavers open their home schedule against UC Davis on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. on Pac-12 Network. New quarterback DJ Uiagalelei accounted for five total touchdowns in his OSU debut at San Jose State.
Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins were victorious at home over Coastal Carolina in their opener, 27-13, but remain in the others receiving votes category, behind only Iowa. Washington State received one vote for the Top 25 after a 50-24 win at Colorado State.
Tune in for John Canzano’s reaction to the big opening weekends for the Ducks and the Beavers and what comes next on the Bald Faced Truth, afternoons 3-6 p.m. exclusively in Portland on 750 The Game.
POLL ALERT: Colorado, Duke jump into AP Top 25 after huge upsets, Florida State up to No. 4, Tennessee and Notre Dame into the top 10; Georgia, Michigan still 1-2.
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