Ducks stay at 10 in BCS rankings

Despite a 34-31 win over the Washington State Cougars and moving up one spot in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls, the Oregon Ducks remained at 10 in the BCS rankings according to a media release from The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. The Ducks are now 9-1 for the season and 6-1 in the Pac-10 conference stayed at 10 while Notre Dame (7-2) moved up two spots from 11 to 9 in the BCS standing. The Fighting Irish defeated Navy (5-4), 42-21.

(PHOTO) Oregon's Jeremiah Johnson slips past Washington State's Eric Frampton, right, and Matt Mullennix during the second half at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005. No. 11 Oregon won 34-31. (AP Photo/Joe Barrentine)

The Ducks will play in-state rival Oregon State (5-5) on Saturday in the annual Civil War, while Notre Dame takes on Syracuse (1-8) at Notre Dame Stadium.

USC (10-0) and Texas (10-0) are the two remaining undefeated teams in the BCS and held on the respective 1 and 2 rankings.

Notre Dame has two games remaining in its schedule. Besides Syracuse, The Fighting Irish will play Stanford (5-4) on November 26 at Stanford Stadium. During the season Notre Dame has played two current BCS teams. The Fighting Irish beat Michigan (currently ranked 15 in the BCS) 17-10 at Michigan on September 10th, and then lost to USC at home 34-31 on October 15th. The only other loss suffered by Notre Dame was to Michigan State (5-5) at home 44-41 on September 17th.

The Ducks have also played two current BCS teams this season. On September 17th, Oregon defeated Fresno State (17) 37-34 at Autzen Stadium. The next week the Ducks were crushed by USC, 45-13 also in Eugene.

The only team that was ranked above Oregon in last week's BCS rankings that suffered a loss last Saturday was Alabama to LSU, 16-13. Alabama dropped from No. 3 to 8 and LSU rose from 7 to 4.

The complete top-25 rankings are:

1. USC (10-0)
2. Texas (10-0)
3. Miami (9-1)
4. Penn State (9-1)
5. LSU (8-1)
6. Virginia Tech (8-1)
7. Ohio State (8-2)
8. Alabama (9-1)
9. Notre Dame (7-2)
10. Oregon (9-1)
11. UCLA (9-1)
12. West Virginia (8-1)
13. Auburn (8-2)
14. TCU (10-1)
15. Michigan (7-3)
16. Georgia (7-2)
17. Fresno State (8-1)
18. Louisville (7-2)
19. Texas Tech (8-2)
20. Wisconsin (8-3)
21. Minnesota (7-3)
22. Florida (7-3)
23. South Carolina (7-3)
24. Boston College (7-3)
25. Oklahoma (6-3)

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