Men’s basketball was picked to win the conference title in the preseason media poll. Oregon is the defending conference tournament champion and reached the Sweet 16 last year, but experienced significant roster turnover.
Football moved into first place in the conference power rankings according to the Oregonian staff. The north half of the conference is experiencing some struggles as the second through fourth spots are filled by teams from the south.
Oregon linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia talks to 24/7 Sports ahead of the Colorado game. Colorado is likely the best offense Oregon has faced so far this year, and the defense is ready for the challenge.