PORTLAND -- The preseason college football poll is out and both the Ducks and Beavers are ranked in the Top 25.

The Ducks will start the season as the No. 3 team in college football, according to the USA Today coaches poll.

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Two-time defending national champ Alabama is first and Ohio State is second. Stanford is fourth, UCLA 21st and USC 24th.

The Ducks are coming off a 12-1 record during the final season under head coach Chip Kelly. Now the team moves into a new era with former offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich taking over as head coach.

Oregon will open with Nicholls State on August 31 in Eugene.

Oregon State was ranked No. 25 in the country. The Beavers host the Eastern Washington Eagles on August 31.


KGW Sports Reporter Joe Becker contributed to this report.

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