You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t expect Oregon to be in the College Football Playoff at the beginning of the season. Now, after 12 regular season contests and a convincing win in the Pac-12 Championship Game, here we are.
The Oregon Ducks very well could be the best team in college football, and if you need to pick a team to win the inaugural College Football Playoff, you don’t need to look any further than Mark Helfrich’s squad. Sure, it has a tough road ahead of it — Oregon needs to take down a team that hasn’t lost since Barack Obama’s first term as president to even get to the national championship game — but if you’re a betting man or woman, you should go put some money on the Ducks.
If you’re skeptical, don’t worry. Here are five reasons why Oregon will win the inaugural College Football Playoff: