How Oregon stacks up in the race for the playoff
OREGON (12-1, 8-1 Pac-12)
Strength of schedule ratings: NCAA 40th; Sagarin 34th.
Record against teams in latest playoff rankings: 4-1.
Record against latest AP Top 25: 4-1.
Record against bowl eligible teams: 6-1.
Best wins: vs. Michigan State 46-27, at UCLA 42-30, vs. Arizona 51-13.
Loss: vs. Arizona 31-24.
Scoring margin: 24.2.
Yards per play and national rank: 7.42, 2nd.
Yards per play allowed and national rank: 5.51, 67th.
AP Analysis: Oregon is all but certainly headed to the first College Football Playoff after the Ducks exacted revenge against Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game. One of the main reasons is the team's prolific dual-threat quarterback, Marcus Mariota, who is also a favorite for this season's Heisman Trophy.