There's a saying that there are two things that you never want to see being made: laws and sausage. I think you can add the Pac-12 Blog Postseason Top 25 to that list.
The debate between Ted and I was vigorous -- and mostly civil. One time Ted mocked my alma mater for not having a football team. I called Ted the kind of guy who likes his comments and says "natty." I quickly apologized, knowing I'd gone too far. See, mostly civil.
For those who want to see a sneak peek into how the sausage is made, enjoy this email exchange between your bloggers.
• ESPN had some nice words for Dion Jordan's performance at the NFL combine.
• Oregon point guard Dominic Artis is expected to see some limited playing time on Thursday just in time for the Civil War.
• Oregon beat Portland 3-1 last night behind some strong pitching.
Four Oregon pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts to lead the No. 14 Ducks to a 3-1 non-conference win over Portland on Tuesday night at PK Park.
• According to this ESPN Insider ($) article, Mark Helfrich will make it a point to lock down the best players on the West Coast in the recruiting battle.
California has a larger talent pool than any state in the country and Washington puts out a talented group of recruits every year. Under Helfrich, the Ducks are more focused than ever on making a big push for recruits from their nearby states before beginning intense pursuit of top national targets.