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Oregon Ducks looking better, worse, or about the same as last year?

Oregon is flying high once again. How do they stand compared to other past Duck teams? Our Pac-12 roundtable discusses.

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Sean Reynolds, Block U: I'd say about the same. I haven't seen anything this season that makes me believe they're worse ... or better than last year's team. Of course, they've played two lackluster opponents. So...

Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: So far they seem about the same. They comically obliterated an FCS opponent at home and easily rolled a team that I'm guessing is a average-to-below-average ACC team on the road. Their offense looks about exactly the same. Next week against a talented team in Tennessee should fully establish where they stand in their first year under Helfrich.

Trevor Wong, Conquest Chronicles: Oregon's offense has looked mighty impressive through the first two weeks, even if one of those games was against Nicholls State. I think the jury is still out because they've yet to face a top-notch opponent. But it sure is fun watching Marcus Mariota and De'Anthony Thomas leading Oregon's high-octane offense and literally running away from the competition.

Patrick Flower, Pacific Takes: Oregon has dominated both opponents handily and Mariota is going to make a run at the Heisman. Right now they have the potential to make the championship game but there is a lot of room to improve; the Ducks had three drives of 2 yards or less against Virginia. The Ducks have room for improvement that will allow them to be better than last year if they reach their potential.

Phil Fraser, Ralphie Report: It's tough to call them worse after the type of whippings they put up the last 2 weeks, and I suppose UVA is a decent enough BC opponent, and the game was far away. Despite losing Chip Kelly, I'm going to call them better

Jason Bartel, AZ Desert Swarm: About the same I guess. Hanging up large numbers on people early in the year is what they do.