Pacific Takes Week 5 BlogPoll: Oregon Inches Up and Stanford and USC Fall

Otto Greule Jr - Getty Images

In our latest Pacific Takes Week 5 blogpoll, the Oregon Ducks inch up and the Stanford Cardinal and USC Trojans fall down. The UCLA Bruins and Washington Huskies make appearances.

1. Alabama - The Crimson Tide didn't look unbeatable against Mississippi, but good enough to hang on to the top spot.

2. Oregon - They won't play the elite teams in the Pac-12 until later in the season, but it would be surprising if anyone in the conference can even slow their offense down this year.

3. LSU - Okay, I'm sure they were looking right past Towson and towards Florida, but there's no excuse for only beating Towson by 16.

4. Georgia - Everyone was excited about the Georgia defense going into the season, but it's their offense that has looked most impressive so far this year.

5. Kansas State - The Wildcats have proven that they can win the big game, but can they stay consistent and win the low key games week after week?

6. Notre Dame - It seems weird to see the Irish this high, but Brian Kelly may finally be turning the corner for the program.

7. Florida State - The path to an ACC title looks incredibly easy for the Seminoles, especially with a win over Clemson already under their belt.

8. South Carolina - The Gamecocks started slow against Kentucky, but have a golden opportunity to get in the driver's seat for the SEC East when they host Georgia next week.

9. West Virginia - Yes, the Mountaineers can score, but will they be able to stop anybody?

10. Texas - The Longhorns get the chance to show that they are back next week against West Virginia.

11. Florida - The Gators could easily surprise LSU if the Tigers play the way they have the last couple of weeks.

12. TCU - The Horned Frogs didn't impress against a bad SMU team and still have a few more weeks until they get into the heart of their Big 12 schedule.

13. Stanford - The Cardinal ran into a classic trap game in Seattle, their defense looks very tough, but it will be hard for them to win big games unless quarterback Josh Nunes can step up.

14. USC - The Trojans still have a shot at a great season, even if they can't go undefeated, if they can find more balance on offense.

15. Oklahoma - Like USC, the Sooners have to make sure that one early season loss, doesn't disrupt their morale.

16. Clemson - The ACC looks very thin at the top, and Clemson will have a great chance at getting into the Top 10 if they can avoid upsets.

17. Oregon State - The Beavers added another good win to their already impressive resume and their passing offense is starting to look dangerous.

18. Ohio State - The Buckeyes scored a huge win at Michigan State and look like the early front runners for the Big 10 championship.

19. Louisville - Winning a close game over Southern Miss usually won't drop you down in the rankings, but it should this year with how bad the Golden Eagles look.

20. UCLA - Made a mistake last week not keeping these guys ranked ahead of Nebraska, but not this week.

21. Nebraska - The Huskers have a great chance to grab the lead in the race for the Big 10 if they can beat Ohio State next week.

22. Mississippi State - A soft early-season schedule has the Bulldogs sitting high early, we'll see how they hold up when the difficulty rises.

23. Rutgers - The Scarlet Knights look like they could be the team to challenge Louisville in the Big East.

24. Washington - The Huskies get rewarded for their huge win over Stanford with a road game against one of the the hottest teams in the country in Oregon.

25. Cincinnati - See Rutgers above.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pacific Takes

You must be a member of Pacific Takes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pacific Takes. You should read them.

Join Pacific Takes

You must be a member of Pacific Takes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pacific Takes. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.