McLaughlin: How First CFP Rankings Affect Duck Hopes

Spencer looks at the fallout for Oregon from the first College Football Playoff rankings

Posted on November 3, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


The College Football Playoff has released its first rankings of the season with still five weeks left in the regular season.

The top four (in order) are Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, and, as a surprise to some, Clemson.

What do the rest of the rankings mean for Oregon, which came in at No. 8?

On today’s episode of Locked On Ducks, I look at the fallout from the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2022 season and what it means for the Ducks going forward.

Plus, a brief look at some of the most notable players and/or position groups to watch this Saturday as Oregon travels to Boulder to take on the woeful Buffaloes.

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12Oregon Basketball begins its season on Monday ranked No. 21 in the country, with Dana Altman back at the helm for Year 13.

With a talented blend of veteran returners like Will Richardson and exciting newcomers like 5-star freshman Kel’el Ware, I look at what to expect early in the season when they start with 5 straight home games.

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