The Oregon Ducks are not done playing football this season, but their postseason destination may be better than they hoped. They finished with a 10-2 record once again falling apart in November. Now comes the hard part, although the wait until they find out where they are headed is now less than a week away.
Fans are holding their breath that their team may have a ‘chance’ at a BCS Bowl game with two losses. It is possible, but I’m not sure if it is probable. The BCS Numbers were thrown into a tizzy this past weekend with Auburn’s upset of #1 Alabama. In this week’s poll Oregon sits at #12, two spots away from oblivion and not getting into a BCS game.
Oregon concluded their season with a Civil War victory 36-35 over Oregon State. The Pac 12 Championship will not include a team from Oregon rather #11 Arizona State hosting #7 Stanford. The Big 10 Championship will pose #2 Ohio State against #10 Michigan State. The losers of these games have to go somewhere in the rankings. If the Buckeyes and Stanford can take care of business there will be two less hurdles for Oregon to fall to and they will likely rise in the BCS Standings.
The better opportunity for the Ducks comes on Friday night with Bowling Green facing #14 Northern Illinois. Oregon fans need to pull for the Bowling Green upset. When it comes to at large bids over automatic bids into the Bowl Championship Series there is another game in which Duck fans need to cheer. #25 Texas takes on #9 Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday. A Bears loss to the Longhorns would open up another vital positional move up the board for Oregon.
Of course anything can happen in college football as we saw this past weekend with Alabama and Auburn. Sunday night we will know for sure where the Oregon Ducks will end up playing. In all likelihood I’m blowing smoke and the Ducks will end up in San Antonio in the Alamo Bowl, but when there is a chance to possibly face-off with a one loss Alabama team or take on a two loss Baylor Bears team a possibility is enough for me to hang my hat on.
The BCS Selection Show is on ESPN, Sunday December 8th at 5:30pm PT.
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