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Where Oregon Stands

July 11, 2018

A slow day in nearly mid-July gives us a chance to take a llok at where Oregon recruiting stands.

The 2019 class is one of the most important classes in program history. The 2018 class wasn't far behind. 

After a few years of poor recruiting, the talent on the Oregon roster had been depleted. There were some strong points and a few top tier players like Justin Herbert and Troy Dye, but depth and even starters at several positions were not Pac-12 caliber. 

Oregon has made quite a bit of noise thus far but Washington and USC might soon find themselves closing the gap. 

Meanwhile SNL will take place July 28 and Oregon will have a nubmer of top targets on campus. And when those recruits show up this staff has proven they can close with the best of them.

Right now Oregon ranks as the No. 8 class in the 247Sports rankings. Only Ohio State is ranked higher than Oregon with the same number of commits. Every school ahead of them have 15 or more commits with the top two teams (Alabama, Texas A&M) having more than 20 each.

From a Pac-12 perspective Oregon holds a commanding lead atop the board. Washington at No. 2 is over 70 points behind Oregon. Meanwhile USC now at No. 4 in conference, is only 11 points behind Washington and likely to pass them up soon.

On Rivals, Oregon sits at No. 6 currently. 

Again Oregon owns a commanding lead over the Pac-12 conference but in a different order. At No. 2, roughly 750 points behind, Cal is behind the Ducks. Washington is down to No. 4 with the Trojans sitting at No. 3. Both of those programs are more than 800 points (Rivals' scoring) behind Oregon.

Could Oregon move into the top 5 or better with a strong July finish? It appears possible. 

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