This ranks No. 1 only because of the matchup with Michigan State, the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions. The Spartans are the toughest of any Pac-12 non-conference foe. And because the other non-conference schedules in the North are so weak. Good news for Ducks: All games are in Autzen Stadium.
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The wins may be a byproduct of age, as Horton said, but they've certainly come due to a long history of success.