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Heisman Trophies are no guarantee of success in the NFL, which shouldn't exactly reassure current front-runner Marcus Mariota. UCLA coach Jim Mora says Mariota has nothing to worry about, as he believes Mariota will be a star in the NFL. Mariota is No. 5 on Scout's Inc.'s top 32 list, but will he find that his success in Oregon's fast-paced offense doesn't quite translate to the NFL?

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CFB: (3) Oregon vs. (12) UCLA

Oregon isn't too happy about sitting at No. 3 behind Florida State in the first BCS standings of the season. But many of the experts say that if the Ducks take care of business the rest of the way, they will surpass the Seminoles when it matters most: at the end of the season. The first test is a UCLA team that was riding high until hitting a hot Stanford Cardinal team last week. Can the Bruins rebound to derail Oregon's championship hopes? Can the Ducks dominate and perhaps end Florida State's placement at No. 2 after just one week?

Which team will win Saturday's game at Oregon?

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  • Which team should be ranked No. 2?

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  • Which of these potential BCS championship matchups would you most like to see?

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  • UCLA scored 10 points against Stanford last week. How many will the Bruins score against Oregon?

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  • Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas is expected to play after missing three games with a sprained ankle. How will he perform?

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During Saturday's lopsided win over Tennessee, Oregon fans began chanting "We want Bama!" with enough passion that Nick Saban and A.J. McCarron might have heard it all the way over in College Station. Not only does Oregon want it, pretty much everyone who has watched a down of college football over the last two seasons wants it as well. While we wait to see how this season plays out and whether we will get our wish, cast your vote on how an Alabama-Oregon game would play out and how much the location would matter.



In the heart of SEC country

Alabama's last home loss was to Texas A&M 29-24 last November.

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Which team would win in Alabama?

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On the West Coast

Oregon's last home loss was to Stanford 17-14 in overtime last November.

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Which team would win in Oregon?

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Somewhere in the middle

Both teams have a game plan that translates to any city, on any surface at any time.

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Which team would win on a neutral field?

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Better leader?

Alabama's A.J. McCarron is cool under pressure, but does he have Marcus Mariota's quickness?

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Which quarterback would you rather have?

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Biggest test?

Oregon will be looking to avenge the overtime loss to the Cardinal last season.

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How will Oregon fare at Stanford on Nov. 7?

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Who stood out in college football?

We've still got one big game on the college football Week 1 slate -- No. 11 Florida State heads to new ACC rival Pittsburgh on Monday night -- but the vast majority of business is done. And it featured far more than Johnny Manziel's antics. Clemson made a statement by beating Georgia. The FCS similarly stood out, beating seven FBS opponents. A pair of Heisman-eyeing quarterbacks showed this could be quite a race. Who won the weekend?

Which team was most impressive this weekend?

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  • Which of these Heisman candidates was more impressive this weekend?

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  • Is Clemson (38-35 win over No. 5 Georgia) a legitimate national championship contender?

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  • Which is the second-best team in college football behind Alabama?

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  • What do you make of Jadeveon Clowney's struggles against North Carolina?

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  • What do you make of seven FCS teams beating FBS foes this week?

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  • Which would be a worse outcome for your favorite FBS team?

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Things are pretty interesting in the Pac-12 these days. Oregon is a perennial contender but just lost coach Chip Kelly to the NFL. Stanford won the conference last season, but will the Cardinal be able to repeat? Then there's the rise of UCLA, USC's constant state of flux and many other bits of intrigue out West. How will these teams stack up in 2013? Make your picks!

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2013 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Pac-12: 4-5

Arizona State

Arizona State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

California

California

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 2-7

Colorado

Colorado

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

2012 overall: 12-1
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

Oregon State

Oregon State

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

Stanford

Stanford

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

UCLA

UCLA

2012 overall: 9-5
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

Utah

Utah

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 Pac-12: 3-6

Washington

Washington

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

Washington State

Washington State

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

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