Make it three weeks at No. 1 for the Oregon Ducks in the AP, USA Today (coaches) and Harris top 25 polls, and for the first time in school history, UO is the top team in the BCS standings.
Sunday, October 31, 2:30 p.m., PDT (Updated 8 p.m.)
The Ducks BCS average of .9777 was .0178 higher than Auburn (.9599), last week's No. 1 team in the BCS standings. Oregon's computer ranking spiked from eighth to second, while they kept the top spot in the human polls. The Ducks were No. 2 in the first two BCS polls of the season.
TCU (9-0), Boise State (7-0) and future Pac-12 member Utah (8-0) are third through fifth, respectively.
Just like last week, the Ducks picked up five additional first-place votes in the AP poll, giving them 49 of a possible 60. In the USA Today index, that number went from 50 to 51 (out of 59), and in the Harris, UO was first on 92 of 114 ballots - an increase of one over last week.
Only the coaches and Harris polls matter in terms of the BCS standings, as each makes up one-third of the formula along with the an average of six computer rankings.
Auburn moved up to No. 2 in the counting polls, jumping No. 3 Boise State. TCU and one-loss Alabama round out the top 5.
For the complete Week 10 rankings, click HERE.
JAMES EXTENDS NATIONAL LEAD
LaMichael James increased his national rushing lead, thanks to a 239-yard effort at USC. James’ average is up to 172.9 yards per game – nearly 12 yards better than Michigan’s Denard Robinson (160.9).
The sophomore speedster now leads the country in all-purpose yards (189.6) and is tied for first in scoring with an average of 12.9 points per game.
THERE’S NO “I” IN TEAM
Maybe not. But this team has some impressive 1s, as in the Ducks are the No. 1 team in the Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring (54.9), total offense (572.9) and turnover margin (+1.63). Additionally, UO is tied for second in sacks allowed (0.38), third in rushing (308.8), sixth in pass efficiency defense (100.11) and punt returns (17.7), and tied for seventh in tackles for loss (7.88).
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