The college football BCS rankings have come out, and the Oregon Ducks football team is listed at No. 10 overall.
Without injured stars Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, the Ducks continued their Pac-12 success with an impressive Oct. 15 victory over Arizona State. The following day, the BCS official rankings have come out, and college football fans from across the nation can begin their debates over the validity of the computer-designed system. What’s most important for this team, however, is to continue to play the style of football that has gotten them to this spot in the first place.
For the Oregon Ducks, who cracked the Top 10 and are the second-highest ranked one-loss team behind Arkansas, the team has proven to be a legitimate BCS contender even after an early season loss. Regardless, the Oregon Ducks will look for the necessary poise to continue living up to their motto: win the day. In the world of sports, that’s the exact mentality that a team needs to have. While your “ranking” is one to be taken with pride, nothing is relevant until you win your football games and live up to the dedication that your team puts into the sport.
Conditioning, practicing, human psychology and game day determination are some words that you will hear to describe a successful football team. For those that have followed Oregon football this season, however, those words are synonymous with what the team has done to get to the point that they are today.