Poll Position: Oregon Ducks Basketball Seeing Double In The Rankings

Dana Altman and Oregon are on the verge of winning the regular season title. Photo Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Dana Altman and Oregon are on the verge of winning the regular season title. Photo Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Oregon Ducks have two ranked Basketball Teams in this week’s Associated Press poll.

The Oregon Women’s Basketball team has started the season with a lone loss – to Mississippi State on the road. Entering this week they are ranked for the first time since 2003 and the first time in the Kelly Graves era at Oregon.

The last few seasons have seen new faces and a new Offense and Defense that is exciting to watch. The season continues Monday night on the road at Clemson. Pac-12 play begins for the Oregon Women at the end of the month.

Graves was pleased to have a ranked team, but said it is not a team focus, “The focus is on the court and the rest will take care of itself.”

The Oregon Women’s Basketball team is ranked for the first time since December of 2003. They entered the poll 25th this week.

Oregon Men’s Basketball Moves Up

Meanwhile, the Oregon Men’s Basketball team is on a roll of their own. The non-conference slate has proved to be more of a challege after almost losing against Alabama on Sunday.

Dillon Brooks is still working his way back into the lineup, and the team is struggling on the Defensive end. Despite the issues, they are winning games. The win against Savannah State last week set a new record for points in a game at 128.

Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks moved up two spots this week in the Associated Press Poll to 22nd. The UCLA Bruins still have the hot hand in the Pac-12 and are ranked 2nd for the second week in a row.

This week, the Oregon Women face Clemson and Ole Miss on the road. The Oregon Men meet Montana on Tuesday night.

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Both teams will play on Saturday at the Moda Center in Portland. The Oregon Women’s Basketball team faces Portland State at 5pm Pacific time followed by the Men’s team taking on UNLV at 8pm Pacific Time on ESPN2.