The Bleacher Report thinks so. After this last week’s easy win against the California Golden Bears, Oregon is still at number 9 in both polls. Do they deserve to be this high in the rankings? Here’s what Luis Batlle thinks:
As talented as the Ducks are, arguably featuring the most skilled, explosive offense in the country, they are still a team that has flaws defensively and is yet to play against more quality opponents this season.
After matchups against Arizona State and Stanford, the Ducks could ultimately prove their worth as even a top five team in the nation. But for now, No. 9 is certainly much too high.
I agree. If Oregon had actually shown up to the game against LSU, we wouldn’t be having this discussion and Oregon may have deserved to be in the Top 10 at this point in the season. They have, however, been playing decent games…but against fairly easy opponents. Regardless, I still like to see Oregon in the Top 10 and I’ll take No. 9 any day.
We’ll see how it plays out when Oregon is matched up against ASU on October 15th and Stanford on November 12th.