No shortage of experts wrote off Oregon's BCS championship hopes after the Ducks lost at Stanford in Week 11, 26-20. Nevertheless, head coach Mark Helfrich's squad isn't completely out of the picture.
Oregon is ranked sixth in the BCS, behind four undefeated teams and the one-loss Stanford bunch that knocked the Ducks from their No. 2 perch. Reaching Pasadena, Calif., for the BCS National Championship Game means getting some help.
Scratch that—Oregon needs a lot of help. The good news for the Ducks is that the scenarios most likely to get them to the title round are not far-fetched.
Not each of the following scenarios are musts for Oregon's BCS aspirations. One that is, however, is winning the Pac-12 championship to reach that all-important 12-win milestone. The Ducks also need at least three of the remaining undefeated teams to succumb to November chaos.