The Ducks got a much-needed breather this week. Oregon has already locked up the North Division, so the Ducks will play in the Pac-12 championship game. The No. 2-ranked Ducks need to negotiate three more games -- Colorado, Oregon State and the Pac-12 title game -- before landing in the first College Football Playoff. With Arizona State's loss Saturday, Oregon is probably the lone Pac-12 team that can make that happen.
■ Oregon still holds the #3 ranking in the AP poll.
■ Caleb Couturie looks at the top three teams that could threaten the Ducks' championship chances.
■ Will Denner wonders if Marcus Mariota will end Oregon's Heisman drought.
■ Andrew Greif warns the last two regular season games shouldn't be taken for granted.
"Having Marcus and Ifo and Hroniss, you're not going to get three better guys than those guys to lead your team," Osborne said. "Those guys understand you have to play every week."