Predictive Recruiting Analysis: Pac-12 Rankings, Top Recruits

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

With the 2014 recruiting cycle ending in five weeks, those teams atop the conference recruiting rankings are beginning to separate themselves.  Currently sitting atop these rankings is none other than the Oregon Ducks.  In question, however, is whether or not they can maintain their position.  What about your Pac-12 school of choice?  Here’s the objective data, commentary and individual school …

Following an Early Scare, Ducks Rout Buffs

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Cliff Grassmick Despite already being two games into conference play, it could be said that the Ducks were concluding their preseason with Saturday’s matchup against Colorado.  Oregon faced two rebuilding programs in consecutive weeks to start the Pac-12 schedule following non-conference play, leaving many to assume that Oregon would complete nearly the first half of its schedule without ever facing …

Factoids About Colorado Aside from Their Sorry Football Team

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

www.imgcollegeseating.com One game at a time, boys!  Supposedly Amos Alonzo Stagg was the first football coach to deliver that admonition to his team.  Stagg’s team never played the 2013 Colorado Buffaloes.  Oregon’s mantra of “Win the Day” was fulfilled on the very moment that Colorado joined the Pac-12 . . . and immediately bent over for the proctological exam to …

Is the SEC’s BCS Rep in Trouble?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Craig Strobeck It has been labeled as the top conference in all of college football.  That is the reputation the SEC has been adorned with, largely on the back of its member schools having won seven consecutive BCS National Championship Games; something the conference has no problem buying ad time to remind you about: Amazingly, that streak has been accomplished …

Pac-12 Talent Rankings: Enough to Move Up?

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 10 Comments

Kevin Cline Last week, we looked at the significance of talent and recruiting rankings. This week, we begin counting down to the most talented roster in the Pac-12. Below is an explanation of the tier-system used to compile the data: Tier-E: 5-star rating by at least one service Tier-1: 4-star rating by at least two services Tier-2: 4-star rating by …

MUST WATCH Oregon Football in 2013

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Practices are about to start at Oregon, and the season is just over a month away.  I have been driving myself crazy with anticipation for this year.  It got me thinking about which games I am most excited for.  Which games are the “must watch” games for me this season.  So of course, Fishduck.com happens to be the perfect outlet …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Miami Scandal and More Expansion

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

If you’re a fan of college football…then go check somewhere else because it is that slow time of the year.  If you are a Miami fan, then you have a lot going on because of this whole botched NCAA investigation.  The NCAA could be in store for a major overhaul depending on how the ball rolls with the Miami investigation.  …

Sneaky-good Ducks fly under the radar

Daniel Hendricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon Ducks sit in plain view atop the Pac-12 men’s basketball standings, but it’s as if they are wearing camouflage jackets and the hunters are sleeping in.  Hoops pundits who speculate about the contenders in the West want to skip over Oregon and set their sights on Arizona and UCLA as the Conference contenders.  Bill Walton made a comment …

All I Want For Christmas Is Madness in March

Daniel Hendricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With Oregon football securely in another BCS bowl, I’ve turned my holiday wishes to hoops.  This year’s squad is playing with promise and purpose, and the Ducks seem primed for a return to the NCAA Tourney.  At 10-2 with one non-conference game remaining, the magic number is 20 wins in the regular season.  So what stands in our way?  An improved but …