The question has been bantered around for two weeks now.
Will Oregon, ranked #4 in the latest BCS poll, have the momentum to pass both Notre Dame and Kansas State to make the National Championship game in Miami?
Depending who you talk to, the answers vary.
For example, ESPN Game Day analyst Kirk Herstreit say’s emphatically the Ducks, should they win out, will pass both Kansas St. and the Fighting Irish because Oregon’s November schedule is simply more difficult down the stretch than the other two schools.
Others say, Oregon simply doesn’t have the strength of schedule and love from the BCS computers to make it to the No. 2 slot. Certainly USC’s loss to Arizona and Oregon State’s loss to Washington last weekend will ultimately hurt the Ducks SOS.
It all begins Saturday in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum when No. 4 Oregon faces off with No. 17 USC.
Should the Ducks go on to win this game decisively and then notch wins over Stanford at home and Cal and Oregon State on the road, will that be enough?
We’d like to hear from you. Give us your thoughts here and we’ll post them from now through the weekend.