When the latest BCS standings came out, Oregon had kept steady at No. 4 despite a 70-14 win over Colorado.
Fans of the Ducks are worried that the powerhouse's national title hopes are in jeopardy due to a soft schedule. It looks even more dire after the losses that USC and Oregon State suffered this weekend. Those are two schools Oregon needed to win so that they would still be relevant when they matched up against the Ducks.
All things considered, though, all hope is not lost.
Oregon has a critical game with USC this weekend and a win could vault them up the standings. If the Ducks come out and dominate, it could change the polls because USC is still a very good team despite having two losses.
A big win could be all the Ducks need to take the next step and move to the top of the polls.