Aug 31, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks mascot does pushups following a touchdown against the Nicholls State Colonels at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon Sports: Oregon Ducks On Top In Pac-12 Conference Again in 2014


Dec 30, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) warms up before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Alamo Dome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 30, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) warms up before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Alamo Dome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon Sports has come out with their annual look at how they believe the Pac-12 Conference will play out for the upcoming 2014 season and there are no real surprises at the top. The Oregon Ducks have again been picked to finish the year leading the Pac-12 North Division. There are several surprises this season according to the article. Ducks fans will be happy albeit with two losses on the season, the Stanford Cardinal is forecast to lose three games in the 2014 season.

One of those surprises is where the Washington Huskies land at the end, in third place and ranked in the Top 25, and there is no ‘Price’ to be found on the roster. The USC Trojans, in the South Division, are set to finish second to first fiddle UCLA. The article even goes pseudo-interactive with a Question and Answer session taking a closer look at how this years breakdown of the Pac-12 Conference happened the way it did, including why the Oregon Ducks, who lost to Stanford the last two years, is still the Pac-12 North pick.

Athlon Sports prognosticates that the Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins will meet in the Pac-12 Championship Game, this year at the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. They see the Oregon Ducks taking the Pac-12 Crown for the upcoming season.

The Oregon Ducks begins their qwest for a National Title on Saturday, August 30th against South Dakota(7:30pm PT, Pac-12 Networks) inside Autzen Stadium.

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