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PLAYERS: Marcus Mariota
Stanford ran over Arizona State in the only showdown between Top-25 teams in Week 4. [Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press]The fourth week of the football season didn’t exactly create much shuffling in the ballot, as only a few teams really lost or gained positioning based on the weekend results. It was a week where it was more possible to lose footing than to muscle further up the ranks, given the relatively benign slate of games. Many teams have played out their non-conference schedules, and are now looking ahead to more meaningful matchups.  Others, like Stanford, have already met a league opponent; the Cardinal had little trouble beating up on Arizona State in week 4′s headliner . As always, our combined ballot:   RANK TEAM POINTS LAST WK 1 Alabama (2) 74 1 2 Oregon (1) 73 2 3 Clemson 67 3 3 Stanford 67 4 5 LSU 64 5 6 Florida State 58 6 7 Ohio State 57 7 8 UCLA 51 8 8 Louisville 51 9 10 Texas A&M 44 10 11 Miami (FL) 41 12 12 Baylor 40 16 13 Washington 39 13 14 Oklahoma State 36 11 14 Georgia 36 14 16 South Carolina 30 15 16 Oklahoma 30 16 18 Northwestern 29 16 19 Ole Miss 19 20 20 Florida 14 21 21 Fresno State 12 24 22 Michigan 11 19 22 UCF 11 22 22 Texas Tech 11 22 25 Notre Dame 6 26 ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Minnesota (2), Michigan State (1), Georgia Tech (1)   There wasn’t much jostling at the top of the rankings this week. Stanford slipped into a tie with Clemson for the third spot after knocking off Arizona State in the only battle between ranked teams. The rest of the top ten all stayed locked in position. Gaining the biggest bump this week was Baylor, who moved up four spots into 12th after their 70-7 blowout of Louisiana-Monroe asserted the Bears’ case as the top team in the Big 12. In some ways, the Baylor has gained by winning the early war of attrition; other teams have looked bad or suffered defeats that knocked them back while the Bears, though not having yet faced a real test, reaped the benefits.  Falling the furthest, for the second straight week, was Michigan. The Wolverines have sputtered after their win over Notre Dame, needing a late comeback to defeat Connecticut a week after coming close to being upset at home against Akron. Our individual ballots are below:   ZACH BIGALKE @zbigalke MATT STROBL @mmstrobl JOHN MITCHELL @jlmitchell93 Oregon Alabama Clemson LSU Stanford Florida State UCLA Baylor Ohio State Louisville Washington Miami (FL) Texas A&M Oklahoma State Northwestern Georgia Fresno State South Carolina Ole Miss Oklahoma UCF Texas Tech Florida Minnesota Georgia Tech Alabama Oregon Stanford Clemson LSU Ohio State Florida State Louisville UCLA Miami (FL) Washington Oklahoma Texas A&M Oklahoma State Northwestern Georgia South Carolina Baylor Ole Miss Texas Tech Florida UCF Michigan Notre Dame Michigan State Alabama Oregon Stanford Clemson LSU Ohio State Florida State Texas A&M Louisville Georgia UCLA Baylor South Carolina Oklahoma State Miami (FL) Oklahoma Washington Michigan Northwestern Florida Ole Miss Notre Dame Fresno State UCF Texas Tech  

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Oregon Ducks Edition

  The Ducks’ wealth of success this season is matched perhaps only by their bountiful plenty of luxurious accommodations.  It is a well known fact that Phil Knight, creator of Nike company, attended the University of Oregon, and has become a prominent fan and financial contributor to recent improvements made in the school’s athletic facilities.  Have you ever wondered how...

Five fun facts for Ducks versus Bears

There may be a quiz on this later: From the weekly news release and other sources, here are some stats and facts for the California at Oregon game, broadcast at 7:30 p.m. on the PAC-12 Network. In 15 carries, Marcus Mariota has 7 runs of 20 yards or more. The 15 include a sack and having to fall on a bad snap, and he's still averaging 17.5 yards a carry, tops in...

Heisman watch: Mariota a headline name in most watch lists, projections and straw polls

Around the country, Marcus Mariota is a hot name in Heisman prognosticating.  For the second week in a row Oregon's sophomore quarterback is the leader in the locker room at, ahead of Tajh Boyd, A.J. McCarron and Teddy Bridgewater. Georgia running back Todd Gurley is 5th, followed by Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray. The #6 Bulldogs, 2-1 this season host ...

Arik Armstead on Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon sophomore defensive lineman Arik Armstead spoke to Erik Skopil of on Tuesday, Sept, 24, 2013 following practice as the Ducks prepare for Saturday's showdown with California at Autzen Stadium.

Tony Washington on Sept. 24, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's junior defensive end Tony Washington spoke to's Erik Skopil on Tuesday, Sept. 24,2013 as the Ducks prepare for California on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 at Autzen Stadium.

Updated 2014 NFL Mock Draft

Week 3 is in the books and while it is still very early we are at least getting a sneak peak at what the top of the draft order very well could be. Lomas brings his weekly mock draft and no surprise it is top heavy with quarterbacks. Check out the full mock here. 5. New York Jets – Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon Mariota is a dynamic QB that needs an OC that isn’t afraid to use his...

Byron Marshall on Sept. 24, 2013

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall spoke with Erik Skopil of regarding the upcoming Oregon-California game on Sept. 28, 2013 at Autzen Stadium.

Between pancake blocks, Tyler Johnstone and Andre Yruretagoyena star in comedy epic

In Episode 3, Oregon Ducks linemen Tyler Johnstone and sidekick Andre Yruretagoyena provide a tour of their crib, wear silly hats and misidentify a movie icon.

California-Oregon Preview

After breezing through its first three games and enjoying a week off, Oregon can focus on carrying over that early non-conference success to league play. The second-ranked Ducks begin what they hope is another successful Pac-12 season Saturday night looking for a fifth consecutive victory over visiting California, which is facing its second straight top-5 opponent. Oregon (3-0...
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