Oregon moved up one spot to No. 18 in this week’s Associated Press poll after Saturday’s 42-24 road victory at then-No. 24 California.
The Ducks (4-1, 1-1), who are also 18th in the coaches poll, have a bye this week before hosting No. 10 Washington on Oct. 13 at Autzen Stadium.
Stanford dropped from No. 7 to No. 14 after losing at Notre Dame. The Pac-12’s South Division is also represented in this week’s AP ranking with Colorado cracking the poll at No. 21.
No. 1 Alabama and Georgia still hold the top two spots in the media ranking. The Crimson Tide received 58 first-place votes. After winning top-10 matchups, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame rose to No. 6 on Sunday.
Clemson slipped to No. 4 after a close victory at home against Syracuse. The Buckeyes and Tigers each received a first-place vote.
LSU held steady at No. 5, and Notre Dame moved up two spots after beating Stanford. Oklahoma fell to No. 7 and No. 9 West Virginia is in the top 10 for the first time since 2012, when it reached No. 5 early in the season.