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Oregon Finishes No. 2

Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks finished the year 12-1 and No. 2 in the nation.

With the National Title beat down now over the 2012 final polls were cast and the 12-1 Oregon Ducks jumped all the way to No. 2 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches top 25 polls.

The No. 2 ranking is just the second time in school history the Oregon Ducks have finished that high. The previous time was when the 2001 Oregon Ducks beat Colorado in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl and finished No. 2 to national champion Miami Hurricanes.

In the AP poll Oregon climbed all the way to second after going into their bowl game fifth. Notre Dame, previously No. 1, fell to No.4. Ohio State finished third.

Oregon's opponent in the Fiesta Bowl, 11-2 Kansas State, finished the year No. 11 in the coaches' poll and No. 12 in the AP poll. Fellow Pac-12 school and 2012 champion Stanford finished the year sixth in the coaches' poll and seventh in the AP poll.

The AP poll's top 10 was: Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, Texas A&M, Stanford, South Carolina, Florida, and Florida State.

The USA Today poll's top 10 was: Alabama, Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgia, Texas A&M, Stanford, South Carolina, Florida State, Clemson, and Florida.

This is the third straight year Oregon has finished in the Top-10 of both polls. In 2009 Oregon finished No. 11 in both polls. Since Chip Kelly came to Oregon as an offensive coordinator Oregon has finished in the top 25 every year.

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