They are the real deal for these five reason: 1. Freshman Point Guard Tyler Dorsey. 2. The "wall" of Chris Boucher. 3. First-Team all Pac-12ers Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook. 4. The Ducks are 5-1 against the RPI Top 25. 5. Oregon has won eight straight games and thrashed Utah in the Pac-12 Championship.
BONUS: If that's not enough to hold you over until tipoff, here's a highlights package from the season so far: