Oregon Ducks take over as No. 1 in AP and USA Today Coaches polls

By Jackson Long

The beating hearts think Oregon is the number one football program in the country, but will the computers agree to boost the Ducks to No. 1 in the BCS standings?

When the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls were released this morning, both rated Oregon as America’s top college football team, with Kansas State second and Notre Dame in the third slot.

In the AP, the Ducks received 45 first-place votes while Kansas State got 14 and Notre Dame garnered one. The remaining top 10 teams in the AP were as follows: No. 4 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 LSU, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 10 Florida State.

In the Coaches Poll, Oregon got 44 first-place votes, Kansas State got 14 and Notre Dame got one. Four through 10 were Georgia, Alabama, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Clemson and Texas A&M.

In both human polls, the SEC had five ranked teams inside the top ten, but none inside the top three — a departure from the norm.

The BCS standings, which feature a combination of human and computer polls, will be released tonight on ESPN at 5:30 p.m.

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