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Ducks leapfrog Buckeyes to No. 2 in AP poll

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Apparently, the media was more impressed with a Pac-12 school blowing out an FCS team than it was a Big Ten school outlasting a member of the MAC.

Oregon, which pounded Nicholls State 66-3 Saturday, moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the Associated Press’ first poll of the new season.  Ohio State, 40-20 winners over Buffalo, dropped down one to No. 2.

The Buckeyes, though, were still one of three teams receiving at least one first-place vote.  Alabama claimed the top spot on 58 ballots, while Clemson, up four to No. 4 this week, joined OSU with one first-place vote.

Stanford (No. 5), South Carolina (No. 6), Texas A&M (No. 7), Louisville (No. 8), LSU (No. 9) and Florida State (No. 10) complete the Top 10.

Georgia tumbled the furthest of those that remained in the polls, falling to No. 11 from No. 5 following its loss to Clemson.  TCU dropped four to No. 24 thanks to its loss to LSU.

Washington (No. 20) and Baylor (No. 23) each made their Top 25 debuts following impressive season-opening wins.  Those two replaced No. 19 Boise State, which lost to UW by 32 points on the road, and No. 25 Oregon State.

AP Week One Poll 2013

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19 Responses to “Ducks leapfrog Buckeyes to No. 2 in AP poll”
  1. blacknole08 says: Sep 3, 2013 1:41 PM

    LOL at Florida dropping to 12. They will drop even further after the Canes whoop them.

    GO Noles!

  2. nowillrepeat says: Sep 3, 2013 2:03 PM

    You know, “clemsoned”, to be up a creek with no paddle; to have the whole world in the palm of your hand and than blow it. It’s a figure of speech.

  3. necr0philia says: Sep 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    Go Canes!!!

    Not yet back by any means but much improved team this year!!

    ==========All about the U=========

  4. senorpapino says: Sep 3, 2013 2:30 PM

    How is Clemson not #1 after beating a supposed top 5 team last week? And how is Louisville behind Ohio State and A&M when they had a more dominant win against a better team?

    I guess “brand name” is the only thing that matters in the polls.

  5. burm61 says: Sep 3, 2013 2:32 PM

    Wow I think I said as a joke VaTech would move up and get top 25 votes and I think it happened.

  6. meatchickenstillsucks says: Sep 3, 2013 3:10 PM

    meaningless pole. Will setting on Jan 6th when Buckeyes destroy whatever sap they play in the title game!!

  7. billobrienschindimple says: Sep 3, 2013 3:43 PM

    Any and all Kingpin references win the internet for a day.

  8. vie05ua says: Sep 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    If the buckeyes make it to the BCS bowl, which looking at the complete lack of competition on their schedule they should, they’ll do the same as the previous two times they made it: not show up and get trounced.

  9. spunhead73 says: Sep 3, 2013 4:33 PM

    OSU didn’t deserve to be #2 preseason anyways. Overrated bunch of nobody’s,playing a bunch of nobody’s. Losers!

  10. polegojim says: Sep 3, 2013 4:49 PM

    ‘Blowing Out’ VERSUS ‘Outlasting’… is correct

    Oregon did as they should have
    OSU did not. Far from dominating – rather unimpressive actually.

    Credit to the winning streak… but it’s a fair flip.

  11. Deb says: Sep 3, 2013 4:51 PM

    @senorpapino …

    Number 8 beats number 5 = number 1?

    You have interesting math skills.

  12. txnative61 says: Sep 3, 2013 5:12 PM

    Shouldn’t Eastern Washington get Oregon State’s ranking? Kansas State wasn’t ranked, but North Dakota State is better than many FBS teams.

  13. dolbythomas says: Sep 3, 2013 6:34 PM

    What blows me away is two teams got first place votes and none for the ducks.. all you people are going to find out just how good this team is this year. Everyone they face will get crushed, period. Come Jan., the Oregon ducks will finally be crowned the national champions and its about fuggin time………………………

  14. vincentbojackson says: Sep 3, 2013 6:54 PM

    OSU only has 3 quality games on their entire schedule this season – Wisconsin, Northwestern and Michigan. The remaining teams on their schedule will all most likely finish with losing records.

    Like most seasons, they will cruise through the regular season untested and we won’t be able to determine how good they actually are.

  15. tientzu1 says: Sep 3, 2013 7:01 PM

    ummm…OSU won the last two BCS bowl games they went to…see Arkansas (Sugar Bowl) and see Oregon (Rose Bowl)…tied with USC for most BCS Bowl game wins…smdh…

  16. Fred says: Sep 3, 2013 8:53 PM

    Play a FCS team that only had one win against a lowly NAIA team last year and and move up?

    “OSU only has 3 quality games on their entire schedule this season – Wisconsin, Northwestern and Michigan. The remaining teams on their schedule will all most likely finish with losing records.

    Like most seasons, they will cruise through the regular season untested and we won’t be able to determine how good they actually are.”

    Most good team have garbage schedules. Clemson is the only team without a bunch of FCS/MAC/Sunbelt crap.

  17. geodude11 says: Sep 3, 2013 10:46 PM

    Its the AP poll, they always pump the Pac 10, always have been there, always will be owned there. Its too early for polls, Nichols State? The AP is not relative to college football any more anyway. Next!

  18. florida727 says: Sep 4, 2013 7:20 PM

    #blacknole08, only response I can make is this… 27-16. Just in case you have short term memory, that was the score of last year’s game IN TALLAHASSEE.

    Yeah, disappointed that the Gators dropped but they’ll earn whatever ranking they get because of the schedule they play.

    Disappointed in the drop only because we statistically dominated one of the two title-contenders in the MAC. More than doubled their yards gain. Ball possession for just a fraction under 40 of the 60 minutes. The next step in the progression is to translate that to more points on the scoreboard. And the defense? Ha. Only allowed 2 field goals.

  19. cupete says: Sep 7, 2013 8:34 AM

    This is the problem with the current college system, you get credit for running up the score. There won’t be any legitimacy in NCAA football championships until all Div 1 teams are divided up into 8 (or however many) super-conferences with the winners (and only the winners) of each conference settling it on the field in a playoff.

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