Oregon Ducks up to No. 6 in College Football Playoff rankings

The College Football Playoff selection committee still has Oregon ranked the same as the AP and coaches polls.

The Ducks (8-1, 6-0 Pac-12) are No. 6, the same as their ranking in the AP and coaches polls, up from No. 8 last week after beating Colorado last week. Oregon hosts No. 25 Washington (7-2, 4-2) on Saturday (4 p.m., FOX).

Oregon’s win over No. 12 UCLA is its best this season and is scheduled to play No. 13 Utah and at Oregon State in the last two weeks of the regular season. UO could face No. 8 USC in the Pac-12 Championship game.

The season-opening 49-3 loss to Georgia got a boost in the CFP calculations as the Bulldogs moved up from No. 3 to No. 1 after beating Tennessee.

“It (the 46-point loss) certainly is part of what we talk about as we go through this,” CFP selection committee chair and NC State athletic director Boo Corrigan said on ESPN’s rankings show. “But the other part of it is they’ve won eight consecutive games averaging 40 points a game, beating UCLA, who is well respected by the committee. Again, we’re looking at the overall body of work where it’s not about one game, it’s about what have they done throughout the entire season.”

ESPN lists Oregon’s strength of record sixth and its strength of schedule 27th. Oregon’s opponents win percentage ranks 80th in the FBS, but its remaining opponent win percentage is tied for seventh.

“We’re looking at everything combined as we’re looking at it,” Corrigan said. “Strength of schedule is one of the components that we do look at. How they play as a team, how they play together is really what we’re looking at overall as we go through this process. They’ve been very impressive.”

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