The Oregon Ducks are coming into a 2012 season ranked fifth in both the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 Poll.
After winning three straight Pac-10/12 Championships, the Ducks are expecting much of the success that they have become acquainted with in recent years to continue in 2012. Over the past three years, the Ducks have compiled 34 wins to only six losses, with their latest victory coming against Wisconsin in one of the most thrilling Rose Bowls in history.
Coming off of a Rose Bowl victory, the Ducks are loaded with talent that should make them one of the most dangerous teams in 2012.
However, a more competitive Pac-12 conference is waiting to play spoiler to the Ducks' chances of securing a fourth straight conference championship.
Improving teams like Washington, Washington State and Cal will throw all they have at the reigning conference champions, trying to unseat them from their current throne.
And then there are the USC Trojans.
USC will be coming off of its postseason ban in 2012 and are primed for a magical season of its own. Stars such as Matt Barkley, Robert Woods and T.J. McDonald will all be leading a preseason No. 1 Trojan team down the field.
Without a doubt, this will be one of the most exciting seasons in the history of Oregon football.
And so, without further delay, here is your 2012 Oregon Ducks football preview.