Following their home overtime setback at the hands of Stanford, the Oregon Ducks dropped three spots to #5 in the Bowl Championship Series standings that were released on Sunday night. Notre Dame becomes the new #1 team in the country (first time in the BCS Era, first time overall since 1993), followed by three Southeastern Conference schools---Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The Ducks, who were #1 in both the Associated Press media and USA Today/Coaches polls, fell to #5 and #4, respectively.
After their Saturday annihilation of visiting California, the Oregon State Beavers remained steady in the BCS standings, remaining at #15. They dropped a spot to #16 in the AP poll, while remaining at #17 in the coaches' rankings.