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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Oregon holds, Stanford climbs latest polls

By Kevin Gemmell

Oregon retained its No. 2 spot in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls on the strength of its 42-14 win over No. 12 UCLA.

The Ducks, who received three first-place votes in the AP poll, picked up two more first-place votes in the coaches poll and are up from four to six. That’s of note as Oregon tries to crack into the top two of the BCS standings, which will be released on Sunday night.

Stanford’s win over Oregon State, combined with Texas Tech’s loss pushed the Cardinal from eighth to sixth in the AP poll and eighth to seventh in the coaches poll.

UCLA, which has lost two straight to Stanford and Oregon, fell from No. 12 in both polls to No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 19 in the coaches' poll.

By virtue of other teams losing -- specifically Virginia Tech and Nebraska falling from the Top 25 – Arizona State is back in the AP poll at No. 25. This is the third time this season the Sun Devils have entered the rankings. ASU is the unofficial No. 26 team in the coaches' poll.

Oregon State is receiving votes in both polls, while Washington and Arizona are receiving votes in the AP poll.