The Oregon Ducks have been among the most talked about teams in the nation throughout the season, and that acclaim has reached a fever pitch during November. Lanning’s squad is playing its best football.
As we near the end of the regular season and the College Football Playoff looms, the popular topic of conversation is who the best four schools in the nation are. While the Ducks are listed at No. 6 in the latest playoff rankings, ESPN’s beloved analyst Lee Corso says Oregon should be viewed as the best team in the nation at this point. It is the team he would least want to play if he was an opposing coach.
“Hey Ben who do you like today?” 😂🐶
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 11, 2023
“Oregon. They are playing the best football of anybody in the country right now,” Corso said when talking to Kirk Herbstreit on Saturday morning. “Oregon is really good. Offense, defense, in every phase. They can score and they can stop it. Oregon.”
When asked to list his top four schools, Corso said it should be Oregon, Michigan, Georgia and Texas. He leaves out Ohio State, Florida State and Washington, all of whom are ranked ahead of the Ducks in the CFP rankings. It’s Oregon who stands apart in that group for Corso, though.
“Right now, if I was coaching, it’s Oregon who is the team that I’d least like to play,” Corso said.
The Ducks kick off against the USC Trojans later Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT and will face Arizona State and the Oregon State Beavers the next two weeks. Should they win all three, it will likely set up a rematch with the Washington Huskies in the Pac-12 Championship on Dec. 1.
The winner of that game will likely grab a spot in the College Football Playoff.