When the Oregon football team lost to the now top-ranked LSU Tigers in their college football season opener, their season became attached to the SEC team.
Even if the Ducks continue to play at the top of their game for the remainder of the 2011 College Football Season, their BCS success has become dependent upon that of the SEC powerhouse that defeated them earlier in the season.
With the complexities of the BCS System in place in college football, schedule strength is a bigger component of the game than ever before. This gives football fans from around the nation a deeper reason to watch national football games rather than the regional ones from within their division, as those in the Pacific Northwest will now be dedicated to Southern football games until LSU loses.
As a Ducks fan, it is important to keep this in mind as LSU begins their notably tougher part of their schedule. The Tigers have welcomed back quarterback Jordan Jefferson and now look to capitalize on fuller roster as they continue their journey to an appearance in the National Championship.
The Oregon football program, however, still feels as if they can make one more serious run at the title.
For a school that prescribes to a philosophy known as “Win The Day," they cognitively recognize that this is exactly all that they must do from this point forward.
Still, it is important to look at the schedule of LSU before setting their eyes on a BCS bid. Countless scenarios are factored into what constitutes a BCS Championship matchup.