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Colorado Daily – Oregon

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    [h=2]Colorado Daily – Oregon[/h]–
    November 16th
    Oregon remains at No. 3 in latest AP poll
    While the rest of the top ten was anything but idle this past weekend, the Oregon Ducks had*the week off to prepare for their game against Colorado. The idle Ducks remained at No. 2 in the latest Associated Press poll, with significant movement otherwise in the top four. Mississippi State, which lost to Alabama, dropped to No. 4, while last week’s No. 4, Alabama, jumped Oregon to No. 2. Florida State, which rallied to defeat Miami Saturday night, moved up to No. 1.
    The next Pac-12 team in the rankings is UCLA. The Bruins were idle, but moved up three spots to No. 11. Arizona State, shocked by Oregon State, 35-27, Saturday night, fell from No. 6 to No. 13. The Arizona Wildcats, who should have lost to Washington at home, but kicked a field goal as time expired after the Huskies fumbled the ball away instead of taking a knee, moved up two spots to No. 15.
    Utah, which took out Stanford in double overtime, 20-17, was rewarded with a five spot jump, going from No. 25 to No. 20. USC, which held off Cal last Thursday night, returned to the rankings at No. 24.
    With USC’s return, all of the teams in the Pac-12 South – except for Colorado – are ranked this week.

    Pac-12 South tie-breaking scenarios … UCLA only team to control its own destiny
    Oregon has already clinched a spot in the Pac-12 title game in the San Francisco 49ers stadium on December 6th, as every other team in the Pac-12 North has a losing conference record.*The team which will represent the*Pac-12 South, however, remains far from clear. In conference play, USC now has the best record, at 6-2, but UCLA, Arizona, and Arizona State all have 5-2 records,*with Utah, at 4-3, still mathematically alive for the title.
    The scenarios, from ESPN
    For Arizona to win: The only way Arizona wins the South is if it wins out, UCLA beats USC and Stanford beats UCLA.
    For Arizona State to win: If ASU wins out and UCLA loses at least once, the Sun Devils will win the division.
    For UCLA to win: Beat USC and Stanford.
    For USC to win: If ASU loses to either WSU or Arizona and USC beats UCLA, the Trojans will win the division.
    For Utah to win: The Utes have to defeat Arizona and Colorado, and hope for a mixture of results which culminate in a five-way tie for first at 6-3.
    Colorado at No. 3 Oregon … off the board
    Usually, by Sunday night, vegasinsider.com has posted its point spreads for the upcoming weekend. For the other games in the Pac-12, the spreads have been posted, but for Colorado at Oregon, no line has been released.
    Occasionally, a line is withheld until information about an injury to*a key player is released. Both Colorado and Oregon had byes last week, so injury information should not be a factor. Another reason is that the line is likely to be so high as to not make the betting list. This is usually the case early in the season, when Power Five conference teams are taking on FCS teams in “pay-for-play” matchups.
    The line isn’t going to be that bad … will it?
    Other Pac-12 games:
    - Stanford is a 6.5-point favorite on the road against*California – with both teams coming into the game with 5-5 records;
    - No. 20 Utah is a 3.5-point favorite at home against No. 15 Arizona, it what amounts to a Pac-12 South elimination game;
    - Washington (6-5) is a 6.0-point favorite at home against Oregon State (5-5) in what could amount to a bowl bid elimination game (Washington needs seven wins this season to qualify for a bowl, owing to playing Hawai’i in the season opener);
    - No. 13 Arizona State is a 16.5-point pick over Washington State at home;
    - No. 11 UCLA is a 3.0-point favorite at home in the Rose Bowl against No. 24 USC.
    The full Associated Press poll for this week:
    1Florida State (43)10-01476
    2Alabama (16)9-11439
    3Oregon (1)9-11385
    4Mississippi State9-11289
    7Ohio State9-11167
    8Ole Miss8-21064
    10Michigan State8-2941
    12Kansas State7-2868
    13Arizona State8-2720
    17Georgia Tech9-2523
    22Colorado State9-1281

    • Dropped from rankings: Notre Dame 15, Clemson 18, LSU 20

    • Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 74, Clemson 52, Boise State 29, Louisville 29, LSU 26, Minnesota 10, West Virginia 8, Miami (FL) 3, Texas A&M 3, Arkansas 2

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