Say What? Top-Ranked Ducks No. 2 in BCS
Sunday, November 28, 8:15 p.m. PT

Make it seven straight weeks for the Oregon Ducks at No. 1 in the USA Today (coaches poll), Harris Interactive poll and AP top 25. But after nearly a month atop the BCS Standings - four consecutive weeks to be exact - UO has fallen behind Auburn to rank No. 2.

The 11-0 Ducks, who trounced this current BCS No. 23 Arizona (7-4) 48-29 on Friday, actually climbed from a percentage standpoint from .9764 to .9777, but the 12-0 Tigers got a bigger bounce, improving from .9682 to .9779 after their 28-27 come-from-behind win at No. 16 Alabama (9-3).

Oregon received two fewer first-place votes (46) in the USA Today poll than a week ago, while Auburn picked up six (10). Last week's No. 3 team, Boise State, gave back all five of its first-place votes by losing to Nevada and falling to tenth.

In the Harris, the Ducks actually gained a pair of top votes (70), but the Tigers gained 11 to total 42 as the Broncos' 14 first-place votes were redistributed.

TCU (12-0), the third unbeaten team in the FBS, is now No. 3 in every index. The Horned Frogs have a BCS average of .9167 and would most certainly need a loss by the Ducks (at Oregon State) or Tigers (vs. South Carolina) to gain enough ground to make the BCS title game.

The top two teams on Dec. 5 will play for the BCS National Championship January 10, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz.

For complete poll results click HERE.


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