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Where Oregon stands in ESPN’s updated way-too-early Top 25 rankings

This has been as hectic of an offseason in the world of college football as we’ve seen in quite a long time, thanks to an extended coaching carousel, the continued normalization around the transfer portal, and the new storylines that are being brought forth by conference realignment and the expanded College Football Playoff in 2024.

It’s safe to say that predictions made even a month ago feel incredibly dated at this point. That caused me to update my own top-25 rankings that originally came out early in January, and the good folks at The Athletic did the same earlier this month as well.

This week, ESPN hopped onboard the update train as well, giving a fresh look at their wildly popular way-too-early top 25. The Oregon Ducks were ranked No. 3 in the nation in their first rankings of the year, so take a look at where they now stand in the updated rankings as well:

Georgia Bulldogs

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 1

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 1

ESPN Ranking Movement: Neutral

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 2

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 5

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 3 Spots

Oregon Ducks

Craig Strobeck-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 3

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 3

ESPN Ranking Movement: Neutral

Texas Longhorns

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 4

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 2

ESPN Ranking Movement: Down 2 Spots

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 10

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 10

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 5 Spots

Ole Miss Rebels

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 5

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 7

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Missouri Tigers

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 9

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 8

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Penn State Nittany Lions

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 13

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 12

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 4 Spots

Alabama Crimson Tide

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 8

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 4

ESPN Ranking Movement: Down 5 Spots

Utah Utes

Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 7

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 13

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 3 Spots

Arizona Wildcats

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 22

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 9

ESPN Ranking Movement: Down 2 Spots

LSU Tigers

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 12

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 14

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 2 Spots

Michigan Wolverines

Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 6

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 6

ESPN Ranking Movement: Down 7 Spots

Oklahoma Sooners

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 11

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 15

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Florida State Seminoles

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 14

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 16

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Tennessee Volunteers

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 17

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 17

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 15

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 18

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

NC State Wolfpack

William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNot Ranked

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 20

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 2 Spots

Clemson Tigers

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 16

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 19

ESPN Ranking Movement: Neutral

Kansas State Wildcats

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 18

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 21

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Louisville Cardinals

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 21

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 22

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Kansas Jayhawks

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNot Ranked

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNo. 23

ESPN Ranking Movement: Up 1 Spot

Kentucky Wildcats

Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 25

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNot Ranked

Miami Hurricanes

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNo. 23

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNot Ranked

Texas A&M Aggies

Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Ducks Wire Top-25 RankingNot Ranked

Previous ESPN Top-25 RankingNot Ranked

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire