Nine games into the season, most programs would be thrilled with an 8-1 record and a No. 6 ranking. For others, it isn't good enough. The Oregon Ducks find themselves in that position three-quarters of the way through the 2013 season.
The loss to No. 4 Stanford has the college football world questioning whether Oregon has what it takes to be a truly elite program. They can question it all they want, but the Ducks are more than a flash in the pan.
With three regular-season games remaining, the Ducks still have a shot at making this a season to remember.
Here's a look back at the first nine games and a look at what's ahead.