The Oregon Ducks showed their legitimacy as a contender last week with their 53-30 win over Stanford. The Ducks really have continued to impress after their opening-week letdown, scoring over 50 points four times and only failing to score 40 once since their loss to LSU.
The Ducks may be looked down upon after twice being handled by top SEC talent on the national stage, but then again, who hasn't in the last decade?
The Ducks are on their way to another one-loss season and are making their case for BCS national championship consideration with Oklahoma State's loss on Friday night. So the real question is this: Are the Ducks the best one-loss team in the NCAA?
The answer is yes, and the Ducks have five good reasons to be awaiting the No. 2 overall ranking.