Oregon football may not have the rich, storied histories of programs like Alabama, USC, Ohio State or Oklahoma, but they have been one of the most dominant programs of this decade. As a result, the Ducks checked in at No. 28 on the All-Time AP Top 100 poll released on Monday.
The rankings were based on how many times a school appeared in a poll, No. 1 AP rankings and AP national championships. While the Ducks of course do not own a national championship, they've spent plenty of time ranked in the top 25 and have even spent some time as the No. 1 team in the nation.
Oregon’s peak in the polls came first in 2010 when the spent seven weeks atop the AP poll and again in 2014 when they spent four weeks ranked as high as No. 2 in the poll. Both years the Ducks would lose in the national championship game.
The Ducks racked up 293 points in the rankings, 36 points behind Iowa who snagged the final spot in the All-Time AP Top 25. The Ohio State Buckeyes topped the poll with 1,112 points after appearing in over 75 percent of every AP poll in history. Other top programs included No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 USC.
You can check out a full breakdown of the rankings on the AP’s website.