No. 11 Oregon carries high expectations in Pac-12

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Oregon coach Mario Cristobal wants his players to have the mindset that they’re the hunters, not the hunted, as they enter a new season.

The outside expectations for the 11th-ranked Ducks are quite high, however.

The Ducks are predicted to win their third straight Pac-12 championship.

Oregon could also help the Pac-12′s chances of getting to the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2016 with an upset of No. 4 Ohio State on Sept. 11 in Columbus.

The Pac-12 has four other teams ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 but needs to have stronger showings in its marquee nonconference games.

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