Here at Crystal Ball Run, we’ve spent this entire week previewing our Preseason Top 10 headed into 2012. You’ve seen profiles on West Virginia, Ohio State, Arkansas, Florida State, Oklahoma and Georgia.
Now though, it’s time to talk some big-boy football, with one of the smallest (in stature, anyway) teams in FBS football: The Oregon Ducks. Chip Kelly has turned the program into a West Coast gold standard, with three Pac-12 titles in three years as a head coach, including his first Rose Bowl win last January.
But with Darron Thomas and LaMichael James gone, and USC emerging as the 2012 BCS title favorites, can Oregon continue their strangle-hold on the conference?
Let’s take a look:
Crystal Ball Run Preseason Top 10
No. 4- Oregon Ducks
Oregon in a Word: Super-Power
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