Oregon Ducks rise a spot to No.11 in AP Poll after road win at Washington
EUGENE, Ore. – Riding a six-game win streak and fresh off a comeback win at rival Washington, Oregon jumped one spot to No. 11 in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll released on Sunday.
The Ducks are the first Pac-12 team to start 4-0 in conference play since Stanford in 2017. It marks the program’s first 4-0 start in Pac-12 action since 2013.
Behind the right arm of senior quarterback Justin Herbert and a physical run game, Oregon came back from 14 points down in the second half at Washington. It marked the first two-touchdown second half comeback since 2008 at Purdue. Two of Herbert’s four TD passes in the game came over the final 15 minutes and change, while the run game supplied 108 yards in the second half.
Oregon will return to Autzen Stadium to host Washington State on Saturday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
» One of five FBS schools (ACC – Clemson, Big Ten – Ohio State, Sun Belt – Appalachian State & Louisiana-Lafayette) to rank in the top two in its conference in scoring offense (35.9) and scoring defense (11.9).
» Rank seventh nationally in scoring defense.
» Has outscored its opponents 230-56 during its six-game win streak.
» Allowed just 19 combined points in four home games this season.