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Sunday Poll Review: Ducks hold steady at No. 2 in AP Top 25, move up to No. 3 in Amway Coaches Poll

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Ducks inch closer to No. 1 ranking as they gain a first-place vote after a 48-14 win over Wyoming.

Jonathan Ferrey

The latest set of rankings were released on Sunday, and the Ducks are right where they want to be. Oregon remained at No. 2 in the AP Top 25. While they didn't leapfrog Florida State, who had a bye week, the Ducks earned 17 first-place votes, one more than the previous week. In the Amway Coaches Poll, Oregon climbed one spot to No. 3

Oregon had previously been ranked No. 4 in the coaches poll behind Oklahoma. The Sooners dropped one spot to No. 4 despite defeating Tennessee 34-10 on Saturday.

Over in the AP Poll, the SEC dominated the top spots with five teams ranked in the top 10. USC fell from No. 9 to No. 17 after giving up 452 rushing yards in a 37-31 loss to Boston College. The Trojans fell all the way to No. 21 in the coaches poll.

UCLA held steady at No. 12 in the AP Poll thanks to backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel tossed a game-winning touchdown pass with three minutes left to lift the Bruins over Texas in a 20-17 win. All three of UCLA's wins this year (all against unranked opponents) have been by eight points or fewer. The Bruins actually moved up two spots in the coaches poll.

South Carolina made the biggest move, up 10 spots to No. 14 in the AP Poll after a thrilling 38-35 win over then-No. 6 Georgia. The Gamecocks moved up seven spots to No. 16 in the coaches poll. The Bulldogs fell seven spots to No. 13 in the AP Poll and eight spots to No. 14 in the coaches poll.

Elsewhere around the Pac-12, Arizona State moved up one spot in both polls to to No. 15 in the AP Poll and No. 13 in the coaches poll. After losing to USC last weekend, Stanford also moved up one spot in both polls to No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the coaches poll.

We could see some potential movement at the top of the polls next week. Florida State will have to face Clemson, while the Ducks take a trip to the Palouse to face Washington State. A loss or close win for Florida State paired with another blowout over the Cougs for the Ducks could lead to a flip-flop at the top of the rankings this time next week.