Ducks move up 3 spots in BCS

The Oregon Ducks (10-1, 7-1) fresh off a 56-14 thumping of Oregon State (5-6) in the 109th annual Civil War on Saturday moved up three spots to seventh in the latest BCS rankings as released by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. The Ducks moved up because of Miami (Fla.) dropped from 3rd to 9th as a result of its loss to 14-10 loss to No. 17 Georgia Tech (7-3). Also, Alabama (9-2), which had been 8th last week, fell to 14 after losing to No. 10 Auburn 28-18.

(PHOTO) Oregon's quarterback Dennis Dixon, right, carries the ball as he is chased by Oregon State's Andy Darkins (42) during the first quarter Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Autzen Stadium, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Ducks also moved ahead of Notre Dame (8-2). Last week Notre Dame was one position ahead of Oregon at 9. The Fighting Irish did move up one spot to 8. Notre Dame got by Syracuse (1-9). 34-10. The Irish will play Stanford (5-5, 4-4) at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. A win by Stanford will make the Cardinal bowl eligible for one of the Pac-10 six bowl games.

USC (10-0) remained at 1 with its 50-42 win over # 19 Fresno State (8-2). Texas stayed at No. 2 and was idle last Saturday. The Longhorns (10-0) will face Texas A&M (5-5) on Friday. LSU (4) beat Mississippi (3-7) last Saturday and have one game remaining against Arkansas (4-6) on Friday. The Tigers of LSU are 9-1 for the season. Virginia Tech (9-1) at No. 5 has one game left with North Carolina (5-5), however no date has yet been determined when that earlier postponed game would be played.

Penn State (3, 10-1) and Ohio State (6, 9-2) have concluded their regular seasons.

USC has one game remaining with UCLA (11, 9-1) on December 4th at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.

The BCS Standings 1-25 are:

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

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