Maybe it was a bit of peer pressure from a rowdy Oregon contingent on the set of ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday morning, but when Kirk Herbstreit was asked if the Oregon Ducks could make the College Football Playoff, he said absolutely.

“As long as Georgia’s not there where it’s an either-or (situation),” Herbstreit said. If they win out, claim a Pac-12 title, and are sitting there in front of the CFP selection committee with a 12-1 record, Herbstreit says the Ducks “absolutely have a chance” of getting into the Playoff.

No two-loss team has ever made the College Football Playoff. But 20 of the 32 teams selected for the field since its debut in 2014 have been teams that had one loss on the résumé.

The Ducks sit 10th in the AP poll heading into a matchup with No. 9 UCLA at home on Saturday. Oregon has won five straight since a 49-3 loss to Georgia in the season opener, and it has looked better each week. After the UCLA game, Oregon has matchups with Cal (away), Colorado (away), Washington, Utah, and Oregon State (away). Each of those final three currently sits at 5-2. Utah is coming off a 43-42 win over USC that propelled the Utes back up to 15th in the AP poll.

There will be several opportunities for Oregon to add some statement wins. The Ducks are currently one of only 11 teams in the FBS with at least a 4% chance to make the CFP, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.