Ducks drop 2 spots in BCS rankings

The Oregon Ducks dropped from 11th to 13th in the BCS rankings according to a release by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. USC and UCLA both advanced in the rankings. Last week the defending national champs, USC was 2nd but this week is back at the top spot. UCLA moved up one spot from 6th the 5th.

Oregon had a bye last Saturday and this week prepare to face BCS No. 23, California. The Bears also were idle last Saturday but did not move from the 23rd spot in the previous rankings. The Ducks and Bears will play next Saturday at Autzen Stadium with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff time scheduled. The game will be carried live on ABC.

The Trojans demolished Washington State 55-13, at the LA Coliseum while UCLA had to come from behind to beat Stanford in overtime, 30-27.

Texas swapped places with USC for No. 1. The Longhorns beat up on Oklahoma State, 48-27 on Saturday.

The top two teams in the BCS rankings will face each other on January 4, 2006 at the Rose Bowl to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA football.

The rankings: 1. USC
2. Texas
3. Virginia Tech
4. Alabama
6. Miami (Fla.)
7. Penn State
8. LSU
9. Florida State
10. Ohio State
11. Georgia
12. Wisconsin
13. Oregon
14. Notre Dame
15. Texas Tech
16. Florida
17. West Virginia
18. TCU
19. Boston College
20. Auburn
21. Michigan
22. Colorado
23. California
24. Fresno State
25. Oklahoma

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