Oregon Basketball: Ducks Move up to #19 in Latest AP Top 25 Poll, Arizona #18


Feb, 28, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Nicholas Lucenti (4) shoots the ball in the second half against the Oregon State Beavers at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

With a 85-75 victory over Oregon State last Thursday and several Top 25 teams losing last week, the Oregon Ducks Men’s Basketball team(23-6, 12-4 Pac 12) moved up six spots to #19 in the Latest Associated Press poll. Gonzaga topped the poll for the first time in school history. In the Pac 12, Arizona(23-6, 11-6 Pac 12), who the Ducks have the tiebreaker over came in at #18, one ahead of Oregon. After being unranked the past month or so the UCLA Bruins(22-7, 12-4) reenter the AP Top 25 this week at #24. UCLA is tied with Oregon atop the standings to head into the final week. The total number of Pac 12 Teams ranked this week is three, which can do nothing but help their body of work by winning to close out the regular season.  (The Cal Bears came in with some votes in the poll and would have placed at #33 this week)

This Week the Ducks close out the regular season facing Colorado(19-9, 9-7 Pac 12), on the road on Thursday at 6pm on ESPN2, and Utah11-17, 3-13 Pac 12) on Saturday at 11:30am(Pac 12 Network).

If Oregon wins both games they will be the #1 Seed in the Pac 12 Tournament the following week in Las Vegas. If they lose a game, or both the lowest they would fall for the Pac 12 Tournament is the #3 seed. The top four teams receive a ‘bye’ and do not have to play in the first round.

Oregon Ducks This Week:

Oregon Basketball: Pac 12 Tournament Seeding Scenerios Are Easy If Ducks WinOregon Baseball: Ducks Drop Two Of Three To Cal State Fullerton On The RoadOregon Softball: Ducks Sweep Second Tournament Series, Now 19-3 On The Season

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