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COLLEGE WATCH: Ducks No. 12; Linfield on road for round 3

FOOTBALL

• Oregon moved up one spot in the BCS standings this week and has the No. 12 spot.

The Ducks (10-2) are right behind No. 11 Arizona State (10-2), which will play No. 7 Stanford (10-2) for the Pac-12 championship as division winners.

UCLA (9-3) is No. 18, giving the Pac-12 four of the top 18 teams in the rankings.

Florida State (12-0) took over the No. 1 spot in the wake of No. 4 Alabama's loss to No. 3 Auburn and the Tide's fall from the top position.

The new No. 2 is Ohio State (12-0).

After Auburn (11-1) and Alabama (11-1) is No. 5 Missouri (11-1), which is in line to meet Auburn in the SEC title game.

No. 6 is Oklahoma State (10-1). After No. 7 Stanford come No. 8 South Carolina (10-2), No. 9 Baylor (10-1) and No. 10 Michigan State (11-1).

• The Linfield Wildcats will play Wisconsin-Whitewater at 10 a.m. PT Saturday at Whitewater's Perkins Stadium in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.

Linfield is ranked No. 2 and 3 in the D-III polls, while Wisconsin-Whitewater is No. 5 in both rankings.

The Wildcats (11-0) rallied from a 14-0 deficit to defeat visiting Hampden-Sydney of Virginia 31-21 in the second round on Saturday.

The Warhawks (12-0) advanced with a 33-3 home win over Franklin.

VOLLEYBALL

• The University of Oregon, which placed fourth in the Pac-12, will open NCAA Division I postseason play at 2:30 p.m. PT Friday against Miami (Fla) at Lincoln, Neb.

The winner will meet the winner between No. 8 seed Nebraska and Fairfield in the second round at 5 p.m. PT Saturday.

Oregon (19-11) got an at-large berth and will be making its 11th NCAA tourney appearance, and the seventh in the past eight years. The Ducks have won five straight matches and are 7-3 in their last 10. Oregon is 10-6 in tournament games under coach Jim Moore.

The Ducks have never faced Miami (19-11), which was fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Nebraska is 23-6, and Fairfield, the Metro Atlantic Conference champ, is 19-12.

Nine Pac-12 teams are in the tournament; every school except UCLA, Washington State and Oregon State.