I am comparing the talent on both rosters. I am using the 247 composite for my rankings. I am not taking into consideration college production just talent comparison based upon composite rankings from 247 Sports.
Composite Average of Position Group & National Rank in Parenthesis
Auburn-90.30 (9)/ Auburn-88.91 (17)
Oregon-88.17 (19)/ Oregon-89.97 (10)
Auburn-88.91 (19)/ Auburn-88.78 (18)
Oregon-89.56 (16)/ Oregon-89.56 (16)
Auburn-88.94 (12)/ Auburn-92.88 (3)
Oregon-88.98 (11)/ Oregon-87.77 (21)
Roster Athletes. 82/85
5 stars- 3/1
4 stars- 43/31
3 stars- 33/51
2 stars- 3/2
Average ranking per player-89.54/88.66
Overall Team Talent Rank per the 2019 Team Talent Composite
Auburn-#13 (843.93 points)
Oregon-#17 (817.70 points)
I would say this is a pretty close match-up on paper in regards to roster talent. Slight overall edge to Auburn but when you breakdown position by position it comes out as a fairly even matchup. Each team lands all of their position groups within the top 25 nationally and several groups in the top 10. I would consider both these rosters talented enough to challenge both for conference titles and a playoff appearance. One thing to take note is that Oregon has five of its best players: Justin Herbert (QB), Troy Dye (LB), Shane Lemieux (OG), Calvin Throckmorton (OT), and Jake Hanson (C) who were all composite three star talent out of high school.
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