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Projection: Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers
What's the difference between these two schools?
On paper, their perfect records are similar. But there's one big difference—the Tigers have had to play through a much tougher schedule than the Oregon Ducks.
Yes, Oregon has defeated Stanford and Arizona. However, Auburn has had to play through some of the nation's best by playing in the SEC, and they have a perfect record to show for it.
That said, Auburn is much more battle tested than the Ducks. They've taken plenty of hits and have bounced back, including the Cam Newton NCAA investigation, while the Ducks had one close-call against Cal.
The Tigers looked proved to be the undisputed best team out of the SEC—quite possibly the best in the country—as they handily defeated Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks for the conference title.
Auburn is the team that should come out on top of this championship, while the Ducks will be sent flying home with a loss.
Prediction: Auburn 31, Oregon 27