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Ranking: No. 1 (last week No. 2)
The Oregon players and coaches have to be waking up this morning going, "So this is what it feels like to be ranked No. 1? Finally."
Alabama has fallen, and Oregon is the top dog in the nation. Enjoy it while it lasts, Ducks, but get your mind focused back on the remaining schedule. Because the fact of the matter is that Oregon has had it somewhat easy.
But at the same time, the Ducks have handled their business with blowout victories. No complaint with them being No.1, but just like in boxing or in MMA, they have to defend that No. 1 ranking. It's a lot harder to defend than to attain.
Oregon now has a target on its back and with Stanford and Oregon State left on the schedule, the Ducks will need to bring their A-game in order to avoid what happened to Alabama.