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NFL Players - participation by NCAA Power 5 Conferences

Recently delivered an analysis on the Power Five Conferences and the NFL Draft. It was a nicely crafted article attempting to "examine the degree of the impact the Power Five colleges have on the NFL draft. (It included) both a comparison of the Power Five with the rest of college football and then a comparison of the conferences within the Power Five."

In that follow up article, they evaluated "the draft performance of colleges for players selected between 2005 and 2014." In it they - avoid using simply number of draft choices plus number of career starts at a school to rank it and instead declare - "A college that produces all seventh round choices could rank higher than a team with more or higher selections depending on the degree by which performance was better or worse than expected." IN addition they limit the sample to: - "Only colleges with at least 10 players drafted in the study period ... There are 76 colleges that meet the criteria ..."

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Another Trivia Question ...

We will ALWAYS have: "What team was the LAST to play for a tie in CFB (0-0) and the FIRST to play - and WIN - in OT (beat Fresno St).

We now have [2012-14] another: 

Oregon is the only school in the 40/20/10 club (wins)(baseball, men's basketball, football) for 3 consecutive yrs (through spring 2014). (...and 2/3rd's of the way to 4 years)


In college football, Oregon :
A -  is tops over the last six years for wins against the "Power" conferences:

B - is the only team in CFB to win 9+ games in each of the last 8 seasons (including 2014).

C - is the best among Power-Five teams since 2007 for average margin per game at plus-20.5.

D - has (as of their victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl) 59 games of 40+ points since 2009. A wide margin over the next closest team to do so...

Catch Up ...

Happy Memorial Day

National title only thing missing for Ducks softball

Source: Statesman Review
EUGENE – Moments after watching his team advance to the Women's College World Series on Saturday, Oregon softball coach Mike White was thankful. Thankful for the fans. Thankful for his players. Thankful for the Oregon athletic department's support.

Oregon to play UCLA in opener

Source: Register Guard
After getting a good look at Oregon’s top two pitchers and unforgiving lineup during the NCAA Super Regional, Wolfpack coach Shawn Rychcik said the Pac-12 champions have what it takes to win the Women’s College World Series.

Better late than never, UO states case

Source: Register Guard
Oregon hopes the NCAA baseball selection committee worked late Saturday and woke up early Sunday.

Oregon takes care of No. 2 UCLA, now playoff hopes rest in hands of NCAA baseball selection committee

Source: OregonLive
"Simply, you take the last 15 games and what we've done there," (George ) Horton said. "You take 37 wins on the West Coast. You take a Pac-12 team that is 16-14, that's not easy to do.

Marcus Mariota has the NFL’s best-selling jersey in May

Source: NBC Sports
Titans fans are eager to throw their support behind new quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Oregon baseball saves its season with walk-off win against No. 2 UCLA

Source: Daily Emerald
After having the winning run erased in the tenth inning on a close call, Phil Craig-St. Louis hit a game-winning RBI single in the eleventh to seal the deal, and keep Oregon’s postseason hopes alive.

Ducks Await Fate After Walk-Off Win

EUGENE, Ore. – Tim Susnara’s RBI single in the 11th inning gave Oregon its second consecutive walk-off win over No. 2 UCLA in the teams’ regular-season finale on Sunday at PK Park.

T&F: Team Award Winners

Source: Go
EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon track and field team held its annual banquet on Sunday, May 24 before heading to Austin for the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, looking back on a season full of accomplishments including a repeat NCAA Indoor championship for the Oregon men and the seventh-straight sweep of the Pac-12 Championships.

24 May

Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

Source: ESPN
Dana Altman survived the tumult of 2014 that blemished his tenure and legacy at Oregon. ... But Altman survived that madness.

University of Oregon softball team advances to Women’s College World Series

Source: Register Guard
Howe sweet it was for the Ducks. The top-ranked Oregon softball team clinched the NCAA Super Regional with a 9-3 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday in the Howe Field finale.

40 years after the death of Oregon track legend Steve Prefontaine, mysteries linger

Source: Register Guard
Fierce. Fearless. Fighter. Grit. Gumption. Guts. Hero. History. Courage. Icon. Driven. Incredible. Unforgettable. Beautiful. Legend

Darron Thomas hurt in Portland Thunder loss to Orlando Predators

Source: OregonLive
The Thunder were without recently promoted QB Darron Thomas for the majority of the evening following what looked to be an innocuous 2 yard rush during Portland's second possession in the second quarter.

Oregon keeps playoff hopes alive with 11-inning win over No. 2 UCLA

Source: OregonLive
With postseason hopes hanging in the balance, the Ducks used every ounce of a four hour, thirty-six minute game to beat No. 2 UCLA in 11 innings on Saturday.

Oregon softball advances to Women’s College World Series where “one more step” on an unfamiliar path awaits

Source: Daily Emerald
There were two green banners attached next to each other on the left field wall during Oregon’s last game at Howe Field.

Ducks Walk Off No. 2 UCLA In 11th

EUGENE, Ore. — After a controversial call erased the potential winning run for Oregon in the 10th, the Ducks scored in the 11th on a walk-off single by Phil Craig-St. Louis to beat No. 2 UCLA, 5-4 on Saturday night at PK Park, putting the Ducks in position to make a strong closing case for postseason consideration in the regular-season finale Sunday afternoon.

23 May

5 College Football Programs on the Decline

4 Oregon State Beavers: Every other team on this list had a winning record in 2014 and all but Rutgers (who was 6-7 after a bowl game loss) had a losing campaign in 2013.

Why Stanford won't take back seat to Oregon in Pac-12 North

Source: Fox Sports
Stanford closed last season as one of the hottest teams in the country. The offense, which played its best down the stretch, should be better this year, but there are depth issues on defense for the first time in a while. If they can plug those gaps and find solid replacements in the kicking game, the Cardinal should threaten Oregon for supremacy in the Pac-12 North.

Mailbag: Why the ACC still can't compare to SEC and Pac-12

Source: Fox Sports
Personally, I have a bad feeling that 30 years from now I'll still be answering strangers' questions about conference superiority in college football.  ... I'd still rank the ACC a distant third, behind the SEC and Pac-12, and the reason is depth (or lack thereof).

Army, Navy have no plans to move game for College Football Playoff schedule

Source: USA Today
"We have no intention of moving it. None," Navy athletics director Chet Gladchuk told USA TODAY Sports. "It would show that we've realigned our priorities in a way that doesn't complement our mission. We can't do it. It's something that's that special."

Mercado Helps Spark Ducks Past Wolfpack In Supers

Under different circumstances, Danica Mercado might have been rooting on her Oregon softball teammates from the bench Friday when the Ducks opened Super Regional play against North Carolina State at Howe Field.

Pac-12 brings in $374 million in total revenue

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
The payouts to Pac-12 schools during this time was, on average, $21.2 million. UCLA and USC both received about $21.3 million, according to reports from the LA Times. And according to that same report the only school that received less than $21 million was Utah ($16.1 million).

Ducks close in on World Series berth

Source: Register Guard
North Carolina State had to prepare for Cheridan Hawkins before making the 2,900-mile journey to Eugene for the NCAA Super Regional. The other daunting aspect of the scouting report of Oregon’s top-ranked softball team: 12 different Ducks are hitting over .300 this season.

Cam McCormick, Oregon football commit, hoping for warm reception, state title at Hayward Field

Source: OregonLive
Summit junior Cam McCormick, an Oregon football commit, is competing in the 5A boys 4x100 state championship event at Hayward Field on Saturday, but despite the stop in Eugene he won't be able to check in with the coaching staff.

NCAA softball: Oregon rides Cheridan Hawkins' arm and four-run fourth to opening win over NC State in super regional

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE — Cheridan Hawkins admitted it was frustrating.

Ninth-inning collapse dooms Oregon against UCLA, puts season on the ropes

Source: OregonLive
EUGNEE -- Any other weekend, the Ducks could have taken some positive from a game like Friday.

Former Duck John Boyett to sign with BC Lions

Source: CSNNW
The 25-year old expects to sign a two-year contract to play for the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions any day now.

UCLA snaps Oregon’s seven game winning streak

Source: Daily Emerald
If Oregon baseball’s postseason hopes were on the ropes before Friday’s game, they’re down for the count now.

No. 2 Oregon softball wins game one of Super Regionals, stifles NC State 6-1 

Source: Daily Emerald
Oregon softball got off to a good start in its Super Regional matchup against NC State, winning 6-1 Friday evening in the opening game of the series. The Ducks are now just one victory away from their second straight trip to the Women’s College World Series.

Ducks Rally Falls Short In Game One

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon battled back from a 3-1 deficit but could not complete the comeback as they fell to No. 2 UCLA, 4-3, on Friday at PK Park.

Cheserek, Prandini Named Academic All-District

EUGENE, Ore. – In addition to their success in competition, Oregon track and field student-athletes Edward Cheserek and Jenna Prandini were named to the Academic All-District team, Friday.

22 May

With college sports at crossroads, unspoken problem facing NCAA is race

Source: Grantland
With billions at stake, the temptation to cheat has never been higher, and as a result of this immense pressure, academic scandals have stained the reputations of the University of North Carolina and Syracuse. Throughout these most challenging, contentious times facing the NCAA, the “elephant in the room” is race.

Pac-12 leads leagues in revenues; Larry Scott top-paid college commissioner

Source: USA Today
The Pacific-12 Conference's distinct approach to television and marketing continued to keep it ahead of the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences in terms of total revenue during the 2013-14 fiscal year, the Pac-12's new federal tax return shows.

Oregon and NC State softball not total strangers

Source: Statesman Journal
EUGENE – Oregon's softball team is two wins from advancing to the Women's College World Series, and the Ducks will face a North Carolina State team on the rise in this weekend's NCAA super regional.

Ducks' Joseph Young preparing for NBA Draft

Source: Statesman Journal
Since his college career ended, Young has been training in Santa Barbara, California. Last week, Young took part in the combine.

Is Pac-12 about to fall far behind Big Ten and SEC financially?

Source: CBS Sports
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12's gorgeous, state-of-the-art offices in downtown San Francisco symbolize the financial state of the conference. The shared offices with the Pac-12 Network blend the league's daily operations with the only television channel in major college sports that is owned entirely by a conference. They are joined at the hip.

Pac-12 post-spring position unit rankings: Offensive lines

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
1. UCLA | 2. USC 3. Stanford | 4. Arizona State | 5. Oregon ; Offensively, the Ducks reload as well as any team in recent memory, and that includes the positions along the offensive line.

Altman puts Spain on itinerary

Source: Register Guard
“We try to go every four years, and this happened to be a good year,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said Thursday. “We’re trying to mix some new guys in.”

Oregon taking aim at UCLA

Source: Register Guard
There is no magic number of games that Oregon needs to win against No. 2 UCLA this weekend to reach the postseason for the fourth year in a row.

NC State softball ahead of the curve

Source: News and Observer
When you’re in the Super Regional round of the NCAA tournament, the party can wait. The Wolfpack (38-20) will play at No. 2-seed Oregon in the first game of a best-of-3 series Friday. The winner will advance to the College World Series in Oklahoma City.

One last high-stakes clash at Howe

Source: Register Guard
The Oregon softball team has done almost everything it can do to redefine the standards for a successful season. Conference championships, No. 1 rankings and individual accolades are great, but playing in the Women’s College World Series is now the benchmark. “We want to be in that last game of the year,” coach Mike White said.

Vavae Malepeai, red-hot RB target, has connections galore with the Oregon Ducks

Source: OregonLive
On paper, the 247Sports three-star running back out of Mililani, Hawaii, appears to be a break from Oregon's budding tradition of a four-or-five-star tailback each year, but dig a little deeper and the 6-foot-0, 200-pound playmaker falls right in line.

NCAA softball: Oregon Ducks have no intention of aiding NC State's rise in Eugene Super Regional

Source: OregonLive
For everything good Mike White has done with this program in his six seasons as head coach, bringing the Ducks from the midrange to the class of the NCAA softball ranks, what he's really done is put the team right in the middle of the up-and-comings' crosshairs.

Marcus Mariota's Heisman Trophy to be on display in Portland at Historical Society

Source: OregonLive
The society announced Thursday that the Heisman will be available for viewing June 5-7 and that admission to the museum will be free during that period, through a sponsorship donation from Nike.

Oregon Ducks' Thomas Lim is 2 over after first round of PGA Tour debut

Source: OregonLive
Lim shot a 72 in the opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. He mixed four bogeys with two birdies, and was tied for 86th going into Friday's second round, after which the field is cut to the top 70 and ties for the weekend.

Oregon vs. Michigan State in Week 2 named ABC Saturday Game of the Week

Source: OregonLive
There were already going to be plenty of eyes on Oregon's Sept. 12 game at Michigan State, but now, ABC is making sure of it.

Oregon Ducks preview

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Mark Helfrich must somehow replace last year’s Heisman winner, QB Marcus Mariota, who accounted for 64 percent of the Ducks’ total offense. An opportune transfer may ease the pressure, but trips to East Lansing and Palo Alto make a return to the playoff all the more daunting.

Farewell to Howe Field: Oregon softball prepares for final series at historic home

Source: Daily Emerald
Jane Saunders Stadium is coming to the University of Oregon. Oregon is hosting NC State in a three-game series for the NCAA Super Regionals starting Thursday. Come Saturday, it will be the last time Howe Field hosts the Ducks.

Kaprielian, Watson look to lead UCLA to title No. 113

Source: Daily Emerald
UCLA wasn’t supposed to contend for a national title in 2013. The Bruins finished third in the Pac-12 behind Oregon State and Oregon, and were plagued by dry spells on offense all season long.

Frequent lineup changes may be harming Oregon baseball

Source: Daily Emerald
Matt Eureste, a junior transfer from San Jacinto College in Texas, started at third and hit lead-off in Oregon’s first 40 games. He has made just one start since.

Record Number Going to West Prelim

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon track and field team will send an NCAA record 75 entries to NCAA competition, beginning with the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds next week in Austin, Texas.

Tolman Setting The Tone For Ducks Down The Stretch

His at-bat in the 10th inning of a tie game Tuesday at Oregon State ended in a fly out to center field. Mitchell Tolman could feel the old demons rising up.

21 May

This time, the Ducks have Hailey Decker on their side

Source: Statesman Journal
In 2013, Decker, from McNary High School, was playing for Nebraska when the unseeded Cornhuskers came into Eugene and knocked off heavily favored Oregon, denying the Ducks a trip to the Women's College World Series.

Five classic college football moments that would've wrecked social media

Source: Fox Sports
1) The 1966 Notre Dame-Michigan State 10-10 tie. | 2) Doug Flutie's Hail Mary to beat Miami. | 3) The 1984 Miami-Nebraska Orange Bowl. | 4) Charles Woodson against Ohio State in 1997. | 5) Johnny Rodgers' punt return in the 1971 Game of the Century.

Heisman winners read Top Ten lists on Late Show with David Letterman

Source: CBS Sports
Just days after winning the 2014 Heisman Trophy, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota stopped by Late Show with David Letterman to participate in a time-honored tradition for the award-winners: reading a Top Ten list. Though Mariota was not the first Heisman Trophy winner to read a Top Ten list, he is officially the last. Here are some other notable Heisman Top Tens.

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    -  2013 Autzen's The Place To Be 

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