We're Number One

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There is rejoicing today all over Duckdom: The University of Oregon football team is ranked Number 1 in the nation for the first time in history, and stands at Number 2 (behind Oklahoma) in the season’s first BCS standings.

Following last week’s upset of Ohio State by Wisconsin, the undefeated Ducks edged Ohio State out of the top spot in all three major polls – USA Today coaches’ poll, Harris Poll and Associated Press poll.

As followers of this blog know, I’m an ardent Duck fan and I hate to piddle on everybody’s parade … but somebody needs to say this and it might as well be me:

When Oregonians care as much about having a nationally ranked physics department or math department as they do about having a nationally ranked football team, our educational system might begin to rise above third-rate status.


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