With Oregon's thrashing of Stanford, the Ducks most likely vaulted themselves into the top five of the BCS. Barring a major collapse, Oregon will likely take the Pac-12 North Division and conference titles, and might still have an outside chance of making the BCS National Championship Game.
Oregon has now won nine straight games since its opening-week loss to LSU.
At the forefront of this renaissance is LaMichael James, who had a Heisman-esque performance against Stanford's previously ranked 11th-best defense in the nation. His 146 yards and three TDs paced Oregon's vaunted running attack, and ultimately reminded the rest of the country of the speed of this Oregon offense.
This article details the top five reasons why LaMichael James should win the Heisman.