Ducks Roundtable: Is Oregon Fairly Ranked?


The computers continue to have Oregon slide as they aren’t facing as high of competition as Alabama, Florida, and Kansas State. Notre Dame could possibly pass them next week if they beat Oklahoma in Norman. Do you believe the computers are having too much impact on the rankings if two human polls aren’t agreeing with them?

Oct. 18, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly in the first half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Oregon defeated Arizona State 43-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Mike: This angers me more than it should because if you’re going to punish Oregon in the computers why isn’t Alabama having the same results done to them? The Ducks haven leveled three teams that were ranked in some poll when they played them (Arizona, Washington and Arizona State) and have been equal opportunity in doing so week after week. Personally, I have the the five teams mentioned ranked as Oregon, Florida, Kansas State, Alabama and Notre Dame this week.

Brian: The eye test should be more of a factor, and the computers can’t do this. If anyone has watched Oregon play during the first seven weeks, they know they are the second-best team in the nation.

Raymond: The computers definitely have too much impact because as pointed out the two human polls have Oregon higher. It really doesn’t matter as long as Oregon wins out.

Ricky: Honestly, Oregon will be fine at the end of the season. This is because KSU just beat a good WVU team and Florida just beat a good South Carolina team. If they Ducks win out the season, they will have two big USC wins, an Oregon State win, and a Stanford win. They will be fine. Relax! Polls mean nothing at this point in the season.

The Autzen Zoo staff includes lead editor Brian Spaen along with staff writers Joe Soriano, Mike Vamosi, Raymond Mencke, Jr., and Ricky Widmer.