Oregon moved up one spot in this week’s Associated Press poll to No. 17.
The Ducks (4-1, 1-1) will have another opportunity to make a significant jump in the national rankings and get back into the Pac-12 race with a win over No. 7 Washington on Saturday at Autzen Stadium (12:30 p.m., ABC or ESPN/ESPN2).
The Huskies (5-1, 3-0) defeated UCLA 31-24 on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.
Washington was the preseason Pac-12 favorite and remains the conference’s highest-ranked team and best hope for the College Football Playoff.
Stanford, which remained No. 7 after its 38-31 overtime win over the Ducks on Sept. 22, has plummeted out of the AP poll after back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Utah.
Colorado, the only remaining undefeated team in the Pac-12, is No. 19.
The coaches poll also moved Oregon up to No. 17 and elevated Washington from No. 10 to No. 7.
Elsewhere, Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference had a season-high eight teams ranked this week in the AP poll.
After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout except in the first four spots.
Alabama stayed No. 1, with 59 first-place votes and Georgia remained No. 2. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Clemson each received a first-place vote from the media panel.
Notre Dame reached a season-high fifth after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Texas jumped 10 spots to No. 9 after beating Oklahoma. The Longhorns are in the top 10 for the first time since Sept. 19, 2010, when they reached No. 7.
No. 10 UCF has never been ranked higher during the regular season. The Knights, who have the nation's longest winning streak at 18 games, finished last season unbeaten and at No. 6.
The SEC's eight teams are the most by a conference since the SEC had eight on Oct. 16, 2016. The record for most teams in the AP Top 25 for one conference is 10 by the SEC on Sept. 8, 2015.