Oregon Softball has had quite the week. After sweeping Seattle and Oregon State over the weekend and winning the Pac 12 Title, the Ducks have reached their highest rankings of the year in the two polls that matter.
In the latest USA Softball poll, Oregon is ranked #2, behind #1 Oklahoma. The Ducks were ranked #3 in the latest NFCA National Poll.
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EUGENE – After winning its first Pac-12 title in school history, the University of Oregon softball team (45-7, 18-3) climbed to all-time highs this week with its No. 2 and No. 3 positions in the USA Softball and NFCA national polls.
No. 2/3 UO was one of two top-10 ranked teams in the Pac-12 with fellow WCWS returnee and No. 5/5 Arizona State.
Overall, Oregon was one of six league members that ranked top 25 nationally in Tuesday’s USA SB/NFCA polls with No. 11/12 Washington, No. 13/13 Stanford, No. 16/15 UCLA and No. 20/17 California, while Arizona also picked up votes.
For comparison’s sake, a complete list of Pac-12 rankings from the previous USA SB/NFCA edition follows: No. 4/5 Oregon, No. 5/3 Arizona State, No. 12/13 Washington, No. 13/12 California, No. 16/17 Stanford and No. 17/15 UCLA.
Six other Duck non-conference foes in 2013 were also tabbed top 25 this week by the USA SB/NFCA – No. 1/1 Oklahoma, No. 3/2 Florida, No. 8/6 Michigan, No. 9/10 LSU, No. 14/16 Nebraska and No. 24/20 Hawai’i.
Altogether, No. 1/1 Oklahoma remained atop the national rankings, and the remaining top-five teams included No. 3/2 Florida, No. 4/4 Tennessee and No. 5/5 Arizona State.
This week, Oregon caps the regular season with three games at No. 5 Arizona State (43-9, 14-7), Thursday-Saturday, May 9-11. The final two games will be televised live by the Pac-12 Network at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The next day on Sunday, May 12, the 64-team NCAA Tournament selection show will be aired by ESPNU at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.
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