Ducks ranked 5th, USC 3rd in preseason poll

Ducks ranked 5th, USC 3rd in preseason poll

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Oregon coach Chip Kelly leads his players during NCAA college football practice, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Phoenix. Oregon is scheduled to play Auburn in the BCS Championship on Monday, Jan. 10, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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by kgw.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 7 at 11:29 AM

NEW YORK -- The Oregon Ducks are ranked No. 5 in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll, according to ESPN.

The LSU Tigers are ranked No. 1, Alabama Crimson Tide No. 2, and University of Southern California Trojans No.  3.

The Ducks will open this season against Arkansas on Sept. 1. The Razorbacks are ranked No. 10.

More:  See entire top-25 list

Last year at this time, Oklahoma was ranked No. 1.  Oregon was ranked third after losing the 2010 BCS championship game.

 

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