The college football preseason rankings are out, and the Oregon Ducks start at a lofty No. 5 (No. 4 on B/R's own poll).
There is the feeling for Duck fans everywhere that this year's BCS National Championship game is there for the taking. That this is THE YEAR. That even the Rose Bowl, the granddaddy of them all, would be a slight disappointment this season.
But what will it really take for Oregon to be one of the top two teams standing at the end of the year?
Here are some possible—perhaps, dare I say, likely?—scenarios that would clear the path for the Ducks to go all the way.