Could Wisconsin Loss Open the Door For Oregon To Get Back Into The BCS?

Nov 29, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; The Oregon Ducks celebrate a win over Oregon State Beavers 36-35 at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

After Friday Night’s 36-35 Victory in the Civil War against Oregon State. Oregon(10-2) needed some help to reach a BCS Bowl. It was already a longshot at best, but Penn State may have helped the Ducks and their cause. Wisconsin with a win on Saturday would have been one of two choices from the Big 10 to play in the Bowl Championship Series, along with likely Ohio State. With the loss on Saturday to Penn State the BCS may be out for the Badgers as they will likely fall out of the Top 14 in the BCS rankings, which is a requirement to be considered. That would open the door for someone.

Why not Oregon? The Bowl of choice of course is the National Championship, but that is out. The Rose Bowl will be decided between Stanford and Arizona State with the winner headed to Pasadena to smell the Roses and face the winner of the Big 10 Championship between Ohio State and Michigan State, both games are next Saturday.

Michigan gave the Buckeyes all they could handle on Saturday and would have pulled off the upset of the number 3 team in the country if a 2 point conversion with 32 seconds left succeeded.

Back to Oregon. The Orange Bowl has the final pick for an At Large and this would be the likely available spot for Marcus Mariota and company. The ultimate decision will be made next Saturday night at the conclusion of the Championship games. Oregon is riding high off a victory over in state rival Oregon State and that feeling will last through at least this week and likely beyond. Waiting for Bowl Season will be just a little bit easier.

The Ducks will likely be headed to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl or San Diego for the Holiday Bowl, but the Wisconsin loss opens the BCS door just a little wider for Oregon.

UPDATE:  Auburn upsets #1 Alabama.

Topics: Bowl Championship Series, Oregon Ducks, Oregon Football

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  • totalDuck

    Be careful what you ask for. I love my Ducks…..but in their current condition, with current coaching….Ducks can’t beat anyone in the Top 25. Our best hope for a post season victory is to get Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl.

    • Evan

      Why would you want them to play a crappy team just for a win? Not to mention the money a BCS Bowl brings the conference.

      • totalDuck

        Better to end the season on a winning note rather than get boat raced in a BCS game. Better for next year’s team psyche. Better for recruiting. If the money ended up in Eugene….that would be something to think about. The conference is getting better…..Ducks have their work cut out for them to keep pace next year. I’m not focused on helping the PAC 12, Go Ducks.

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