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Oregon vs. St. Joseph's ranked 13th-best NCAA tournament game by SB Nation

The Ducks nearly had to deal with a surprising early exit.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness always brings a number of entertaining games, and the fine folks at SB Nation were kind enough to decide just how entertaining those games were. The choices for the best (and worst) were obvious, but where did Oregon's games fall into those rankings?

According to the rankings, Oregon's Round of 32 matchup against St. Joseph's was the 13th-best game of this year's NCAA tournament. In that game, the Ducks defeated St. Joseph's 69-64, but the Hawks almost pulled the upset, leading 58-51 with five minutes to go before the Ducks reclaimed control for good.

Oregon's Elite Eight game against Oklahoma was ranked 34th, which was honestly better than I was expecting considering how things went. Oklahoma dominated the game from start to finish as Buddy Hield scored 37 points to lead the way.

Oregon's Sweet 16 game against Duke came in close behind, ranked 38th. The Ducks were on the happier end of that one, cruising to an 82-68 win over the Blue Devils. Of course, everyone will remember this game as the one where Coach K complained about Dillon Brooks showboating.

Not surprisingly, Oregon's opening game against Holy Cross was the third least entertaining game of the tournament, coming in at No. 65 in the rankings. This was more of a tune-up game for the Ducks, who rolled to a 91-52 win.

You can check out the full rankings and relive the tournament's best moments here.