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Ducks Pick Up First-Place Votes During Bye Week
Release Date: 09/22/2013
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by Rob Moseley

The Oregon football team remained at No. 2 in both major top 25 polls updated Sunday, and picked up first-place votes from both media and the coaches.

Alabama remains a near unanimous No. 1, after beating Colorado State 31-6 on Saturday. But a few voters in both The Associated Press poll of media and the USA Today coaches' poll moved the Ducks to the top spot despite their bye weekend.

The Ducks garnered four of 60 first-place votes in the AP poll, and three of 62 in the coaches' poll. A week earlier, Oregon got one first-place vote in each.

After practicing three times last week, the UO football team was off Friday through Sunday. The Ducks will resume practicing Monday afternoon, preparing to face California on Saturday in Autzen Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

Oregon's first-place votes in the AP poll this week came from writers in Hawaii, Michigan, South Carolina and West Virginia. Coaches poll ballots are not made public until the final week of the season.

The first Bowl Championship Series standings of this season, the last for the BCS format, will be released on Oct. 13. Oregon hosts Cal and then visits Colorado and Washington prior to those initial BCS standings of the year.

The Huskies are No. 16 according to the AP this week, and No. 20 in the coaches' poll. Stanford remains No. 5 in both polls, and knocked Arizona State out of the rankings by beating the Sun Devils on Saturday. UCLA is No. 13 according to media and No. 14 as ranked by the coaches.

ASU and Arizona each received votes in the polls, and Utah got one in the coaches' poll.

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