Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/20/12
Oregon was ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press' preseason poll released Saturday morning, the third time in program history the Ducks have opened a season ranked in the top 10. Chip Kelly could care less it sounds like. Quote: "I've been baffled by polls," Kelly said, when asked about the Ducks' ranking after practice Saturday afternoon. "I don't know how coaches can vote in it, and I refuse." To be honest. He's got a great point. Just look at what his school did in our 2011 Top 5 Ducks plays and you'll know why. AP Top 25 (first-place votes) 1. Southern Cal (25) 2. Alabama (17) 3. LSU (16) 4. Oklahoma (1) 5. Oregon 6. Georgia 7. Florida St. 8. Michigan (1) 9. South Carolina 10. Arkansas 11. West Virginia 12. Wisconsin 13. Michigan St. 14. Clemson 15. Texas 16. Virginia Tech 17. Nebraska 18. Ohio St. 19. Oklahoma St. 20. TCU 21. Stanford 22. Kansas St. 23. Florida 24. Boise St. 25. Louisville
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