USC vs. Oregon Recruiting Rankings Canyon Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 157 Likes Received: 128 Jun 4, 2020 #1 Presently, USC has a stronger recruiting rankings over Oregon. But, looking over how many top players that are still uncommitted and seeing how they are leaning towards Oregon; it looks like Oregon may have the last laugh at the final rankings. Dam Duckies are getting a lot of the top and higher rated players.... Imagine being a player and having to play as a Duck vs. Trojan. Give me break. How would any player want to play under the nickname Duck or Duckies. Ducks is a sissy nickname. Trojans man that is a strong nickname. I remember well with the University of Hawaii. For many years UH nickname was Rainbows. It was fitting because the campus is located in Manoa Valley and everyday beautiful Rainbows would appear in the mornings and late afternoons. But, they took a survey with their athletes and everyone said they wished that UH would change their nickname Rainbows. Well UH administrators listen and changed it to Warriors (much better). The nickname Alii (means warrior in Hawaiian) was mentioned, but due to strong religious backlash, Kahunas (Hawaiian Preist) advised UH do not use Alii. Hawaiians are very superstitious. All the UH athletes loved being known as Warriors over Rainbows.... Last edited: Jul 14, 2020 Cardinal&Gold likes this.