Ducks take a big jump in the coaches poll after upset win over BYU

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The Oregon Ducks football team’s journey on the USA TODAY Coaches poll is quickly beginning to resemble a roller coaster.

They started the season at No. 12 but fell to No. 24 after the beating the Ducks took in Atlanta. Oregon stayed there with the rout over Eastern Washington, but has jumped to No.18 after the big win over BYU.

The loss put a damper on BYU’s season; the Cougars dropped nine spots to No. 23.

As for the Pac-12, USC moved up a spot to No. 7 as did No. 14 Utah. But it was Washington that made the biggest jump. The Huskies received just six votes last week. After its big win over Michigan State, Washington is now No. 24.

Oregon’s next opponent, Washington State just missed the Top 25, receiving 55 votes. Oregon State also just missed the poll with 57 votes, but a win next week over USC would definitely put the Beavers among the nation’s best 25 teams.

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

3-0

1,594 (40)

+1

2

Alabama

3-0

1,584 (24)

-1

3

Ohio State

3-0

1,505 (1)

4

Michigan

3-0

1,379

+1

5

Clemson

3-0

1,362

-1

6

Oklahoma

3-0

1,281

7

Southern California

3-0

1,183

+1

8

Oklahoma State

3-0

1,161

-1

9

Kentucky

3-0

1,063

+1

10

Arkansas

3-0

934

+1

11

North Carolina State

3-0

919

+1

12

Tennessee

3-0

826

+4

13

Ole Miss

3-0

734

+4

14

Utah

2-1

726

+1

15

Penn State

3-0

579

+8

16

Wake Forest

3-0

529

+2

17

Baylor

2-1

507

+2

18

Oregon

2-1

468

+6

19

Texas

2-1

438

+1

20

Texas A&M

2-1

385

+2

21

Michigan State

2-1

305

-12

22

Florida

2-1

297

-1

23

Brigham Young

2-1

253

-9

24

Washington

3-0

244

+20

25

Miami

2-1

234

-12

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire