How Do the Oregon Ducks Match Up With the Rest of the Pac-12?

By Trevor Lowry
Oregon Ducks
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The Oregon Ducks may be losing plenty of talent for the 2013-14 college basketball season, but let’s take a look at how the team matches up with the rest of the Pac-12.

As usual, the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins will enter the upcoming season with a lot of hype. However, the Wildcats will likely enter conference play as the favorites, since it will have a team that will be talented enough to challenge for a national title. Colorado will be getting a bunch of players back and will easily be capable of challenging for a conference title.

The Ducks are not too far behind those three teams, though. However, Mike Moser is going to have to play big next year, with many players no longer being on the team. He is not the only good player on Oregon, though, so expect this team to make the Big Dance once again.

Right behind Oregon will be Stanford, Arizona State and California.

Oregon will certainly have a team that can finish in the top five of the Pac-12 standings, but a lot of adjustments will have to be made because the Ducks will look much different from the team that won 28 games just a season ago.

The Ducks are coming off of a Sweet 16 appearance (beat a No. 4 and No. 5 seed as a No. 12 seed) and repeating that in the upcoming season will not be easy. However, if Moser can play like he did two season ago, Oregon could be very dangerous, especially in this conference.

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