The other day Olin Buchanan over at Rivals.com picked the Ducks to finish atop the Pac-10 conference. Today, Rivals.com released their No. 6 team — the Florida Gators — on the their preseason top 120 countdown.
But that’s not the good news. Unless I’m missing something, Rivals has’t yet listed Oregon in their bottom 115 — which means they think the Ducks are a top five preseason team (Umm, they know we don’t still have Jeremiah Masoli, right?)
Whether they’re big believers in Nate Costa (they are on the record saying he’ll be the starter), or just love our uniforms, Rivals thinks the Ducks are in for big things this year — and I won’t disagree.
The Ducks have looked so good, in fact, that Fox Sports Radio mega-douche Petros Papadakis was in Eugene to take in practice from the sidelines. Has he found a new bandwagon to jump on now that USC will be done playing in early December?
P.S. — Here’s an awesome photo slideshow of fall camp so far by the Register Guard.