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Ducks No. 1 ... for now

September 8th, 2013

Here's my AP poll after this week's games. I'm that one guy who put Oregon at No. 1. I'm surprised I've no company.

The Ducks' stay at No. 1 may be brief, since I will likely put Alabama back there if it beats Texas A&M next week.

According to voting guidelines this is supposed to be about who is best right now, and Oregon looked tremendous against Virginia.

Alabama literally did nothing since it had a bye. Not their fault, true. But the Tide offensive line was a little shaky against VaTech last week and I didn't notice any weaknesses for Oregon (well, I concede that 119 yards in penalties leaves room for improvement) in its 59-10 crushing of Virginia on the road this week.

Granted, Virginia isn't great, but the Cavaliers are not a laughing stock either; they beat BYU last week and you may have seen what the Cougars did to Texas yesterday.

1. Oregon

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Clemson

5. Stanford

6. Louisville

7. LSU

8. Texas A&M

9.  Georgia

10. Florida State

11. Michigan

12. Oklahoma State

13. South Carolina

14. Oklahoma

15. UCLA

16. Wisconsin


18. Miami

19. Baylor

20. Washington

21. Notre Dame

22. TCU

23. Michigan State

24. Arizona State

25. Nebraska

Here's how the entire panel voted:

1. Alabama (57 first-place votes)

2. Oregon (1)

3. Clemson (1)

4. Ohio State (1)

5. Stanford

6. Texas A&M

7. Louisville

8. LSU

9. Georgia

10. Florida State

11. Michigan

12. Oklahoma State

13. South Carolina

14. Oklahoma

15. Miami (FL)

16. UCLA

17. Northwestern

18. Florida

19. Washington

20. Wisconsin

21. Notre Dame

22. Baylor

23. Nebraska

24. TCU

25. Ole Miss

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