Aug 31, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich before the game against the Nicholls State Colonels at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

BCS Standings: Oregon Ducks Drop to 3rd Behind #1 Alabama and #2 Florida State

In the most recent BCS Standings that came out on Sunday evening are  to no surprise Oregon fell a spot to #3 after having close to a .100 point lead the previous week. Of course the Ducks had an ‘improvement week’ and did not play.  Florida State had .952 points and the Ducks in 3rd at .943. I could have probably told you this was going to happen since the Seminoles dispatched Miami by a pretty wide margin on Saturday night and also defeated Clemson last week.  Florida State will be the flavor of the week…until Thursday.

Oregon can make a statement on Thursday night against Stanford and a win will likely get them back on the path to the BCS Championship game. The Ducks schedule may favor them in the weeks ahead too. The Seminoles have games against Wake Forest, Syracuse, Idaho and ends the season against Florida. The Ducks will face Utah next week at Autzen, followed by a trip to Arizona and the Civil War at home against Oregon State, and there is always the possibility of the Pac 12 Championship game.

Keep in mind that the Seminoles after Thursday night will have one less game played than Oregon. If the Ducks can take care of business on Thursday night the Human polls will also fall into their favor with votes likely going their way. Even though Stanford did lose to Utah, that game seems to be behind them and everyone else and Oregon vs the Cardinal is back on the table as the Game of the Year in the Pac 12.

Oregon and Stanford take the field down on the Farm on Thursday Night (6pm PT, ESPN).

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Oregon football tickets moved up one spot this week to No. 5 in the TiqIQ Top 25. The Ducks still have two home games remaining, with the opportunity to also host the PAC12 Championship game. Oregon’s next home game comes in two weeks against Utah and is the least expensive of Oregon‘s remaining games. The average price for those games dropped 1% over the past week, but it was enough for Oregon to leap Georgia in the TiqIQ rankings. The Ducks currently rank No. 2 in the AP Poll, but No. 3, behind Florida State, in the BCS computer standings, so these next few games will prove to be very important to whether Oregon will be playing in this year’s BCS National Championship Game. If the Ducks can’t overtake Florida State in the BCS standings, they would most likely be the PAC12 representative in the Rose Bowl.

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