No. 4 ranking for Oregon in BCS polls travesty

first_imgDucky and Oregon fans have had plenty of reasons to smile this season, as a high-powered offense once again rules in Eugene.[/media-credit]With a No. 4 BCS ranking, the Oregon Ducks should feel slighted. Winning the past two games by a total of 78 points should not equate to a drop.But that is exactly what has unfolded. After dominating Arizona State on the road last Saturday, the Ducks (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) dropped one spot from No. 3 in Week 9. Then, after destroying Colorado Saturday and then-No. 2 Florida falling at the hands of Georgia, Oregon was again discredited, as Notre Dame jumped ahead to the No. 3 spot behind new No. 2 Kansas State and No. 1 Alabama.Both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 put the Ducks where they belong – at the second spot – most likely because they have actually watched this team pick apart every opponent.But a soft schedule plagues the team, as Oregon has played just a single currently ranked team, No. 22 Arizona. This is why the Ducks are fifth in the computer-generated ranking that accounts for one-third of the BCS ranking.The problem is there is nothing more Oregon could do to increase its appeal.The offense, led by freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota, has scored at least 42 points in each of its first eight games. Sophomore De’Anthony Thomas has rushed for seven touchdowns, tallying three more receiving. Averaging 53.4 points per game should be enough for a higher spot than fourth, right?Perhaps what makes this offense the most impressive is its ability to get things done early, and there is no better example than what happened Saturday in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks outscored the Buffaloes 56-0 — in just the first half. Yes, you read that right, 56 points in two quarters. Colorado is by no means a serious competitor against Oregon, but four touchdowns in each quarter puts a whole new meaning to the word offense.The Ducks’ defensive play makes these early scores look that much better. While the defensive unit is not on the same level as the powerhouse offense, scoring at least 40 points every game means it’s OK to give up a few touchdowns. The team is 24th in the nation in points allowed, averaging 19.4. If you look at each win, Oregon has never truly faced a serious challenge yet this season. The closest game for the Ducks was back in Week 2, when they won by 17 points. The other seven games have been victories of at least 20 points.And against the tougher competition, Oregon looked even better. The Ducks completely shut out Arizona, and against the other then-ranked team, No. 23 Washington, they gave up just three touchdowns after taking a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, going on to win 52-21.However, the marshmallow-like schedule is about to change, and quickly. Heading into Week 10, the Ducks will travel to southern California to play No. 17 USC. And after a trip to Memorial Coliseum, Oregon will take on two more ranked teams in the month of November.It’s a rare situation for a team to want success for conference opponents, but for Oregon that ironically is exactly what they need. Remaining ranked opponents USC, No. 14 Stanford and No. 11 Oregon State will be doing the Ducks a service by winning, as the higher these teams are ranked, the more impressive it will look when Oregon plays, and likely defeats, each of them.Another advantage for the Ducks heading into November is the unimpressive lot Kansas State and Notre Dame will play. The Fighting Irish have a single opponent remaining that is above .500, and it happens to be USC. Not only will this be the team’s 12th game, it will provide a common opponent to the Ducks.Kansas State has two opponents, Oklahoma State and Texas, remaining on its regular season docket, but both are barely clinging onto their spots as the No. 24 and No. 23 ranked teams, respectively. While this means the Wildcats will likely go 12-0, the competition Oregon faces in November should bump it ahead if the team remains successful.It should also not be overlooked that Oregon, unlike Kansas State and Notre Dame, will play in a conference championship game, and if the Ducks win, it will be another quality opponent to add to Ducky’s long list of victims.So for now, the Ducks should feel a bit snubbed, but the prospect of success down the road in this last stretch should not cause the computer rankings any doubts that Oregon is the real No. 2 team in the nation.Caroline is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. What do you think about the current BCS rankings? Let her know by emailing csage@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: June 20-27, 2016

first_imgPhillips, Joseph M.18Clearwater, KS200 W. 4th, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDDriving under influence, Possession of Opiates, Use/possess drug  paraphernalia6/25/16 Nasworthy, Kelsey N.24Oxford, KS1693 E. 80th St., Oxford, KSSUSOIgnition interlock device/Failure to yield;Interference with LEO; Attempted driving while license cancelled6/20/16 Goldring, Steven D49Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOAggravated Buglary; Theft of property6/24/16 Grayson, Cleveland Jr.47Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/20/16 Black, Alfred L. Jr.40Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/21/16 Childers, Rusty L.37Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear6/24/16 Ledbetter, Darien S.22Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/22/16 Schoen, Cody J.34Wichita, KSEl Dorado Prison, El Dorado, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/22/16 Matthews, Aaron W.27Mulvane, KS1467 N. Easy Rd., Mulvane, KSSUSOCriminal Threat; Crim damage to property6/21/16 Holt, William L.32Wichita, KS1-35 MP 25.7, Wellington, KSKHPCriminal Damage to Property; Battery6/21/16 Johnston, James D.66Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear6/22/16 White, Roger W.30Arkansas City, KSRadio Ln and 8th St., Arkansas City, KSMPDFailure to Appear6/22/16 Spaulding, Robert A.24Wichita, KSS 1-35 MM16, Wellington, KSKHPDriving while license cancelled6/21/16 Mabrey, Ryan P,40Neosho, MO300 Block of W US160, Wellington, KSKHPProbation Violation6/26/16 Rapier, Stephen L.67Peck, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOTheft of property; Deceptive commercial practice6/22/16 Cook, Rachel E.26Wellington, KS1030 W. College St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic Battery6/22/16 Villarreal, Zion42Kearney, NBS 1-35 MM 5, South Haven, KSKHPDriving under influence, Operate4 a motor vehicle without valid license6/25/16 Stewart, Caleb D.28Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDCriminal Trespass6/26/16 Slack, Keith E.48Wellington, KS129 S. Glendale Rd, Wellington, KSSUSOBattery6/23/16 Garmon, Lindsey A.31Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDTheft6/20/16         Rivas, Gabriel Jr.35Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOProbation Violation6/23/16 NAMEAGEHOMETOWNLOCATION OF ARRESTAGENCYCHARGESARREST DATE Deluna, Alexia19Fort Worth, TXI-35 MP 10KHPFailure to Appear6/23/16 Mejia, Jose R.29Belle Plaine, KS419 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDRape; Sexual intercourse with physically powerless victim; Eavesdropping; Install/use concealed camcorder without consent6/22/16 Herbst, Ruston W.48Enid, OK401 S. Main, Argonia, KSSUSOFailure to Appear6/24/16 Asbury, Christopher A22Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/21/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for June 20 to June 27, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows: Pettegrew, Tanya41Arkansas City, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/24/16 Chappell, Charles V.33Wellington, KS918 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation6/24/16 Banister, Monty J.18Wellington, KS800 E. 90th, Belle Plaine, KSSUSODriving while license cancelled6/25/16 Smithson, Ryan J.40Augusta, KSHutchinson, Correctional FacilitySUSOFailure to Appear6/22/16 Chisholm, Kylee J.23Wellington, KS102 W. Apple Blossom, Wellington, KSWPDFailure to Appear6/24/16 Gurley, Aaron T.28Wellington, KS224 S. Jefferson, Wellington, KSWPDFailure to Appear6/25/16 Cook, Ashton L.24Wichita, KSChase County JailSUSOProbation Violation6/23/16 Tran, Hoa V.53Wichita, KS400 Blk. W. Main, Oxford, KSOxford PDViolate Protection Order6/26/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 6/20/2016 thru 6/27/2016  Harrison, Evan C.19Wichita, KS1300 K15, Mulvane, KSSUSODriving while license cancelled; Failure to appear; Probation Violation6/23/16 Jackson, Joseph S.37Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/25/16 Davis, Isaac L.24Anthony, KS100 W. US HWY, Wellington, KSSUSODriving While Suspended6/26/16 Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Women’s Golf Ready For Cardinal Classic

first_imgThe 54-hole event is hosted by Ball State and features 19 competitive teams including Akron, Austin Peay, Bowling Green, Bradley, Central Michigan, Cleveland State, Dayton, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indiana State, Indianapolis, Northern Illinois, Northern Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Toledo, Western Illinois and Western Michigan. The Bulldogs are coming off an eighth place team finish last week at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial. Sophomore Aimee Gerschke led Drake on the final day, shooting a 76 for a final score of 232 (76-80-76). Junior Grace Dunn led the Bulldogs overall tying for 32nd-place with a total score of 229 (77-72-80). Following the Cardinal Classic, Drake will have a short break before hosting the Bulldog Invitational Oct. 9-10 at Echo Valley Country Club.  Print Friendly Version The team will play 36 holes on Monday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start followed by 18 holes on Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team continues their season Monday at the Cardinal Classic in Munice, Ind.last_img read more

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