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Oregon Ducks land just outside top-10 of preseason AP Poll

Jarrid Denney08/15/22
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The preseason AP Poll was released on Monday, and Oregon is inching ever so close to working its way back into the top-10 conversation.

The Ducks landed at No. 11 in the poll, tallying 831 total points. They are the second-highest-ranked Pac-12 program, trailing only Utah (No. 7, 1,209 points). Oregon is up 11 spots from its No. 22 ranking in the final 2021 AP Poll after the Ducks went 10-4 and lost to Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl.

USC (No. 14, 711 points) is the only other Pac-12 program that cracked the top-25. UCLA (2) also received votes.

Oregon’s Week 1 opponent, Georgia, came in at No. 3 and received 1,455 points and three first-place votes. The Ducks and Bulldogs are scheduled to face off at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta n Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. PT.

The entire top-25 is as follows:

  1. Alabama (54 first place votes)
  2. Ohio State (6)
  3. Georgia (3)
  4. Clemson
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Utah
  8. Michigan
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Baylor
  11. Oregon
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. NC State
  14. USC
  15. Michigan State
  16. Miami
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Arkansas
  20. Kentucky
  21. Ole Miss
  22. Wake Forest
  23. Cincinnati
  24. Houston
  25. BYU