Polls can be a weird thing and completely subjective. Oregon is a prime example as the Ducks moved up a spot to No. 14 in the final USA TODAY Coaches poll on the 2022 season.
The Ducks finished the season with a 9-3 record and had a rollercoaster ride where the poll was concerned. Oregon was as high as No. 6 after the UCLA win and was as low as No. 24 after the beatdown of Week 1 against Georgia.
But the Ducks reeled off eight straight wins and put themselves in a position to be in the College Football Playoff discussion. But the loss to Washington ended those dreams.
Now Oregon awaits what bowl game it will be heading to later this month and the quality opponent.
Despite losing the Pac-12 title game, USC wound up at No. 8 and the team that beat the Trojans twice, Utah, finished at No. 10. Washington at No. 12, Oregon State at No. 16 and UCLA at No. 18 rounds out the poll for the Conference of Champions.
Here’s the Top 25.