College Football Predictions Week 7: Oregon Will Be Ranked Higher Than Stanford in BCS Poll
There is a two team race in the Pac-12 conference for who will represent the conference in the Rose Bowl on January 1st. It’s the same two teams that fought it out for last year’s top spot in the Pac-12, the Stanford Cardinals and the Oregon Ducks.
This year the two teams start out again high in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. However, this year the Ducks have one loss already on the season, compared to the Cardinals who are still undefeated.
However, coming into the first BCS poll on Sunday night the one-loss Ducks will be ranked higher than the undefeated Cardinals.
The reason being is that the Ducks have played a tougher schedule than Stanford this year. The loss that Oregon suffered this year wasn’t to some unranked team that got lucky against the Ducks. No, it was against the No. 1 LSU Tigers. An LSU team that has a great chance at opening the BCS poll at No. 1.
Tonight Oregon takes on No. 18 Arizona State at home. They will be doing so without starting running back LaMichael James.
A win tonight, a blow out win at that, should be enough for the Ducks to jump a Stanford team that has yet to play any ranked teams this year.
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