For the first time since 2007, the Oregon Ducks are in the top 25. Well, half of the top-25, anyway. Following a weekend sweep of the Arizona schools, Oregon finds themselves at No. 21 in the AP poll. Oregon is one of three Pac-12 school in the top-25, along with NO. 7 Arizona and NO. 24 UCLA. Oregon and UCLA meet next Saturday in Los Angeles in a game that will be televised on CBS.
The coaches were not so kind to Oregon, as the Ducks finished as the top team in the "receiving votes" category, making them the defacto No. 26 in the poll. Arizona was No. 7 and UCLA No. 25 in that poll. Interestingly, the Ducks were ranked behind No. 23 UNLV, despite the fact that UNLV has more losses, and Oregon beat UNLV in Las Vegas.
No other Pac-12 teams received votes in either poll.
The top eight was the same in both polls: Louisville, Indiana, Duke, Kansas, Michigan, Syracuse, Arizona, and Gonzaga.