Oregon ranked third in AP poll

Posted by Madison Guernsey on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11:37 am.

The Oregon Ducks are ranked third in the first AP college football poll of the year. Two-time defending national champions Alabama received 58 out of the 60 first place votes, easily slotting them atop the country to start the season.

The Ducks match their highest pre-season ranking in school history, dating back to 2011 when they were ranked third to start the year. Oregon finished 2012 with a 12-1 record and a Fiesta Bowl win, ending the year ranked second behind the Crimson Tide.

Ohio State is ranked second and received one first place vote, finishing 30 points ahead of Oregon in the poll. Pac-12 rival Stanford is fourth, followed by Georgia who also received one first place vote.

Other Pac-12 schools in the top 25 are UCLA (21), USC (24) and Oregon State (25).

The complete rankings can be seen here.