The Oregon Ducks (0-0) have not even played a game yet, and it might be starting to harm them.After another week of college football action without the Pac-12, the conference’s highest-ranked group fell in the rankings.The newest AP Top 25
poll was launched Sunday early morning and the Ducks saw themselves come in at No. 13, down one spot from the previous week.
AP Oregon was jumped by BYU (5-0) who stayed undefeated with a 43-26 win over the Houston Cougars.The Ducks are
among just two Pac-12 groups presently in the Top 25, with USC coming in at No. 24, a spot up from last week.Interestingly enough, the Big Ten, which has likewise yet to see its groups play a game, saw all of its groups leap in the survey while Oregon fell. Ohio State (0-0)climbed a spot to No. 5.
Penn State (0-0) went from No. 9 to No. 8. Wisconsin jumped two areas to No. 16. Michigan increased a single area to No. 18, and Minnesota saw a three-spot dive from No. 24 to No. 21. Oregon was the only team from the two Power 5 conferences that have yet to play who fell in this week’s rankings. Fortunately for the Ducks, remaining in the Top 15 is still a great
beginning area as they near the November 7 start of their season against Stanford. The Big Ten is likewise best around the corner, with its groups
set to start their season on October 24. When those two conferences begin playing there makes certain to be a giant shakeup in the rankings.Hopefully, all of it shakes out in Oregon’s favor.