BCS shakeup begins: Oregon moves to No. 1 in coaches’ poll

By Chris Dufresne
Los Angeles Times

October 17, 2010

The Bowl Championship Series shakeout has begun.

Oregon vaulted to the No. 1 spot in the USA Today coaches’ poll released Sunday, the first move in a shakeup caused by Saturday’s upset of previously top-ranked Ohio State by Wisconsin.

The coaches poll is one of the elements calculated in the BCS standings that determine which two college football teams are matched in a national championship game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. The first standings will be announced Sunday at 5:15 p.m. PDT on ESPN

Boise State moved up one spot in the coaches poll to No. 2, followed by Oklahoma, Texas Christian, Auburn, Louisiana State, Alabama, Michigan State and Utah.

Ohio State fell nine spots to No. 10, still one spot ahead of Wisconsin.

Oregon garnered 42 first-place votes in the coaches’ poll, with Boise State picking up 11, Oklahoma getting four, and TCU and Auburn each receiving one.

Meantime, most experts are predicting that when the first BCS standings are announced, Oregon won’t be atop the list