Sep 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrating with the special team against the Tennessee Volunteers at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided Top 25 Week: Oregon Is Your New No. 1

Despite being idle during Week 4, Oregon inched past Alabama to claim No. 1 in the FanSided Top 25. The Ducks surpassed the Alabama Crimson Tide, which dominated top billing since the preseason.

Alabama fell to No. 2 after a 31-6 rout of Colorado State in Week 4. Though the Tide is 3-0, including a win over top 10 ranked SEC foe Texas A&M, Alabama was just shy of Oregon’s overall vote total. Nevertheless, the Crimson Tide scored more first place votes than the new No. 1 Ducks.

This week’s Top 25 features a few new entrants into the poll. Fresno State’s thrilling defeat of Mountain West Conference foe Boise State propelled the Bulldogs to No. 22.

The Pac-12 Conference lost Arizona State after its 42-28 loss at Stanford, but gained the Arizona Wildcats. UA was idle, but was rewarded for its 3-0 start with the final stop in the Top 25. The Wildcats face their first real test of 2013 when they travel to Washington, which checks in at No. 14 this week.

Five Pac-12 teams occupy the Top 25, second to the SEC’s six. An impressive showing against conference rival Tennessee elevated the Florida Gators back into the rankings.

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Record Points
1. Oregon Ducks (5) 3-0 316
2. Alabama Crimson Tide (6) 3-0 313
3. Stanford Cardinal (1) 3-0 289
4. Clemson Tigers 3-0 281
5. Ohio State Buckeyes 4-0 267
6. LSU Tigers (1) 4-0 263
7. Florida State Seminoles 3-0 233
8. Louisville Cardinals 4-0 229
9. Texas A&M Aggies 3-1 223
10. UCLA Bruins 3-0 218
11. Georgia Bulldogs 2-1 191
12t. Oklahoma State Cowboys 3-0 167
12t. Miami Hurricanes 3-0 167
14. Washington Huskies 3-0 161
15. South Carolina Gamecocks 2-1 185
16. Baylor Bears 3-0 123
17. Oklahoma Sooners 3-0 122
18. Northwestern Wildcats 4-0 109
19. Ole Miss Rebels 3-0 76
20. Florida Gators 2-1 65
21. Wisconsin Badgers 3-1 54
22. Fresno State Bulldogs 3-0 50
23. Michigan Wolverines 4-0 36
24. Texas Tech Red Raiders 4-0 35
25. Arizona Wildcats 3-0 29

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame Fighting Irish 16, Maryland Terrapins 15, UCF Knights 15, Rutgers Scarlet Knights 5, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2, North Dakota State Bison 2, Penn State Nittany Lions 2

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