Ducks Lose One Position: This week, the Oregon Ducks will begin conference play for the Pac-12 while rated 17th in the country by the Associated Press. The Ducks went into the San Diego Invitational having won both of their previous games, but this rating places them one spot lower than they were a week earlier.
Ducks Lose One Position in the Ap Poll
Before losing their second game of the season to No. 3 Ohio State in the event’s final game, Oregon was able to win their first game of the season against Arkansas, who was previously unbeaten and ranked 17th. This season, the squad has a record of 10-2, with both of its losses coming at the hands of clubs ranked in the top 13 in the country. At the PK Invitational on Thanksgiving, they also suffered a defeat at the hands of No. 13 North Carolina, who fell seven positions in the rankings this week.
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On Friday, the Ducks will open up conference play by playing host to the No. 10 UCLA Bruins, giving them the opportunity to take on another top-ranked opponent. This season, both teams have already faced and triumphed over their respective opponents. The match on Friday will begin at six o’clock in the evening and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. After that, Oregon will play host to UCLA on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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There are a total of five teams from the Pac-12 Conference who are rated this week. The University of Utah Utes are one slot below the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats are one spot behind the Oregon Ducks. Stanford is now ranked in second place in the country, behind South Carolina, which has received every single first-place vote. This week, votes were cast for not one other Pac-12 conference.
The NET ranking of Oregon is higher than the spot it received in the AP Poll. The squad now holds the tenth spot in the country in the NET.
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There are eight teams from the Pac-12 Conference that are ranked in the top 50 in the country. Stanford is ranked third, Utah is ranked sixth, UCLA is ranked twenty-five, Arizona is ranked thirty-five, Colorado is ranked thirty-five, USC is ranked forty-four, and Washington State is ranked fifty.
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