BCS Rankings

Oregon back to No. 2

Ducks handle UCLA and pass Florida State in BCS Rankings
Oct. 28, 2013 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

The University of Oregon football team moved back to where most of the nation and all of Oregon want it to be Sunday when the second BCS Rankings were reveleased - right behind Alabama.

Following a decisive 42-14 win over No. 12 UCLA, Oregon edged past Florida State, which dominated North Carolina State 49-17 Saturday, but still dropped as the Wolfpack were unranked.

Oregon, 8-0, plays at No. 5 Stanford, 7-1, Nov. 7 with a victory essentially assuring the team a spot in the National Championship game, Jan. 6, as long as it wins out from there.

Two-time defending national champion Alabama remained No. 1, with unbeaten Ohio State at No. 4.

UCLA dropped to No. 20.

Oregon State fell out of the national rankings after its 20-12 loss to Stanford Saturday. The Beavers, who had their six-game win streak snapped and dropped to 6-2, play host to USC, 5-3, Friday night.

Oregon's Marcus Mariota continued to move toward an invitation to the Heisman Trophy ceremony by throwing for 230 yards and a touchdown Saturday. Mariota has yet to throw an interception this season.

Byron Marshall ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Oregon ground game, which racked up 323 total yards.

 

 

OSU makes another move - to No. 7

Oregon gets passed over by Kansas State in latest BCS Rankings
Oct. 21, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com

Oregon State took another step toward the BCS National Championship game Sunday by moving up to No. 7 in the rankings that ultimately decide which two teams play in the final game.

Oregon State?

With a home win over Utah moving the team up one more spot, and plenty of season left, there's at least a pathway the team and its fans can take to reach that final game with the right losses by teams ahead of it.

And, currently, there's only six teams ahead of OSU, and they play one of them - Oregon - in four weeks.

Two of the teams ahead of them - Alabana and Florida - would play each other in the SEC championship game if they remain unbeaten, leaving LSU on the outside of that game with no real logic on its side to play in the big game.

Notre Dame has played just well enough to look like a team ready to lose real soon, leaving just Kansas State as the outside threat to the Beavers' run. IF OSU wins out, it would have at least an argument to play in the title game against the SEC winner, unless Kansas State wins out.

The Wildcats don't have a conference title game in the Big 12 and play their primary threat to being unbeaten in Texas Tech on Saturday.

That's the Beavers

Oregon might face the same threat in Kansas State despite being ranked No. 2 in every human poll. In the BCS computer rankings, they're No. 4 behind Alabana, Florida and Kansas State, primarily because of the weakness of its schedule - which originally included Kansas State before the Wildcats got out of that game.

The Ducks still have plenty of opportunity to make the computer happy in the coming month with a Nov. 3 game at USC and then the Civil War against an Oregon State team that might very well be unbeaten and in the Top 5 by then.

What a game the Civil War might be this year. Two unbeaten teams.

BCS RANKINGS (Oct. 21, 2012)

No. 1   Alabama

No. 2   Florida

No. 3   Kansas State

No. 4   Oregon

No. 5   Notre Dame

No. 6   LSU

No. 7   Oregon State

No. 8   Oklahoma

No. 9   USC

No. 10 Georgia

ALSO

No. 17 Stanford

Sportsland, Oregon: 11/23/2010 - #38

Wed, 11/24/2010 - 2:13am
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In the first part of an extra long holiday podcast, Los and the gang delve into the Blazers injury woes and their outlook for the rest of the season, and discuss the action around the rest of the league. Then they move on to BCS talk, including possible championship scenarios, Black Friday, and awards winners. This is all followed by the NFL, and early seasoncollege basketball action.

In Part 2, Los and the gang wrap up everything else they missed in Part 1, including NCAA Women's soccer, Baseball Rookie's of the Year, High School football playoffs, Kentucky vs Portland in Men's basketball, and this week's segments, including This Week in Oregon Sports History and What Plucks My Duck.

Sportsland, Oregon: 11/15/2010 - #37

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 2:08am
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In the first part of a two part episode, Los and the gang open up with their concerns about the Blazers situation, specifically Brandon Roy's comments and health. After that it's on to the world of college football, with plenty of Ducks talk after their tight win, which inevitably leads to BCS Championship talk and Heisman Trophy predictions. They wrap up Part 1 trying to figure out who the best team in the NFL is.

In Part 2, Los and the gang wrap up everything else they missed in Part 1, including NCAA Women's soccer, Baseball Rookie's of the Year, High School football playoffs, Kentucky vs Portland in Men's basketball, and this week's segments, including This Week in Oregon Sports History and What Plucks My Duck.  You can check it out in the nifty player on the right.

Sportsland, Oregon: 10/18/2010

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 11:04am
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In this week's episode, Los and the Oregonsports.com crew discuss the year's first BCS Rankings. They also commend OSU for its 2ot loss to Washington, and apologize to PSU for causing their last second heartbreaker.

In a Special Edition NBA Preview, Lostradamus and the Oregonsports.com crew analyze everything you need to know about the upcoming NBA season. From the Blazers' outlook to the end of year awards, plus playoff predictions and teams to watch out for. They also come up with a new nickname for LaMarcus Aldridge at the end of the show, in addition to the usual weekly segments.

Check it out at: SportslandOregon.blogspot.com  or at blogtalkradio.com/oregonsportsradio

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