On Friday, media members of the Pac 12 named the Ducks the team to beat this season. However, Monday’s Pac 12 Blog on ESPN told a different story. Both writers Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller have the Stanford Cardinal winning the North Division, and the conference title.
Of course when the final votes were tallied Oregon was at the top, but with the Cardinal defeating Oregon last season on their home turf there are some questions of course with the Ducks going into this season. The biggest is coaching with Chip Kelly giving way to Mark Helfrich. There are also several defensive positions that have some big question marks after the graduation and departure of Michael Clay, Kiko Alonso, and Dion Jordan.
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