Oregon Falls to 17th in Associated Press Poll After 1-1 Road Trip


Jan 5, 2014; Boulder, CO, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman talks to Oregon Ducks forward Mike Moser (0) and guard Damyean Dotson (21) during a timeout in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Coors Events Center. The Buffaloes defeated the Ducks 100-91. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

If there was ever a game to lose for the Ducks this season one against a ranked foe is good. Oregon took to the road at Utah and Washington and went 1-1. Not bad – of course 2-0 would have been better. If you look at other programs around the country the Duke Blue Devils, which lost to Notre Dame on Saturday fell to 16th and are out of the Top 10 for the first time since December 2007. Oregon cracked the Top 10 last week after going 12-0 to start the season. The Ducks now sit at 13-1 and are ranked 17th. Colorado at 13-2 now rank ahead of Dana Altman’s team and are slotted 15th. The top team in the country has remained the same.

Arizona, according to the Associated Press poll also has 60 of 65 first place votes. After holding Washington State last week to 25 points – that would be for an entire game, the Wildcats face 12-2 UCLA on Thursday and USC on Saturday. The two matchups with Oregon are looming ever closer with Arizona. They host the Ducks on February 6th at 6pm and travel to Matthew Knight Arena to end the season on March 8th (1pm, CBS).

This week Oregon hosts Cal on Thursday(8pm, Fox Sports 1), and Stanford Sunday(2pm, Fox Sports 1)

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