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      Ducks move up to No. 3 in BCS standings; Beavers 11th

      One down, one to go for Oregon.

      The Ducks moved up a spot and passed Notre Dame in the BCS standings on Sunday, moving into third place behind Alabama and Kansas State.

      Oregon is coming off its biggest victory of the season, winning 62-51 at Southern California on Saturday night. That result, combined with Notre Dame's overtime victory against a middling Pittsburgh team, helped nudge the Ducks by the Irish this week.

      Alabama (.9957) is a rock solid No. 1 in both the polls and the BCS computer ratings this week. The Tide needs only to win out to reach the BCS title game for the third time in four seasons.

      Kansas State (.9318) is third in the polls and in the computers, but second overall.

      The Ducks (.9166) are a solid No. 2 in both polls, but still fifth in the computers.

      But the Ducks have a stronger schedule than Kansas State from this point forward, making Oregon a strong bet to pass the Wildcats if it keeps winning and earn a spot in the BCS title game in Miami on Jan. 7.

      The Ducks play at California on Saturday before finishing their regular season against two teams in the BCS top 15, Stanford and Oregon State. If they get to the Pac-12 title game, UCLA or USC would be the likely opponent. Both are in the BCS top 20.

      Kansas State is at TCU and Baylor the next two weeks, before finishing with Texas on Dec. 1. The Longhorns are 17th in the BCS standings.

      Notre Dame (.9050) is in fourth place with only one opponent with a winning record left on its schedule. The Fighting Irish are at Boston College on Saturday, then come home to face Wake Forest before a finale at USC.

      Behind the Irish in the standings are four Southeastern Conference teams Georgia, Florida, LSU, South Carolina.

      Harris USA Today Computer BCS
      Rk Pts Pct Rk Pts Pct Rk Pct Avg Pv
      1. Alabama 1 2867 .9972 1 1475 1.0000 1 .9900 .9957 1
      2. Kansas St. 3 2664 .9266 3 1370 .9288 3 .9400 .9318 2
      3. Oregon 2 2735 .9513 2 1399 .9485 5 .8500 .9166 4
      4. Notre Dame 4 2533 .8810 4 1289 .8739 2 .9600 .9050 3
      5. Georgia 5 2345 .8157 5 1218 .8258 6 .8100 .8171 6
      6. Florida 7 2154 .7492 7 1091 .7397 4 .8700 .7863 7
      7. LSU 8 2011 .6995 9 998 .6766 7 .7400 .7054 5
      8. South Carolina 11 1654 .5753 11 880 .5966 8 .6900 .6206 8
      9. Louisville 10 1825 .6348 10 940 .6373 13 .5400 .6040 10
      10. Florida St. 6 2223 .7732 6 1147 .7776 19 .2400 .5969 9
      11. Oregon St. 12 1588 .5523 12 807 .5471 8 .6900 .5965 11
      12. Oklahoma 13 1556 .5412 13 800 .5424 10 .6600 .5812 12
      13. Clemson 9 1969 .6849 8 1013 .6868 16 .3600 .5772 13
      14. Stanford 14 1431 .4977 15 705 .4780 12 .5500 .5086 14
      15. Texas A&M 15 1320 .4591 14 736 .4990 11 .5600 .5060 16
      16. Nebraska 16 992 .3450 16 513 .3478 14 .5000 .3976 20
      17. Texas 17 860 .2991 17 485 .3288 15 .4500 .3593 23
      18. UCLA 21 587 .2042 19 333 .2258 17 .3300 .2533 NR
      19. Southern Cal 18 690 .2400 22 224 .1519 23 .1200 .1706 17
      20. Louisiana Tech 19 659 .2292 18 363 .2461 30 .0000 .1584 25
      21. Mississippi St. 20 603 .2097 23 186 .1261 25 .1000 .1453 15
      22. Texas Tech 25 203 .0706 27 68 .0461 18 .3100 .1422 18
      23. Rutgers 22 475 .1652 20 264 .1790 28 .0200 .1214 NR
      24. Northwestern 24 259 .0901 21 234 .1586 27 .0400 .0962 NR
      25. Toledo 26 160 .0557 25 108 .0732 24 .1100 .0796 NR

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