After taking care of business against Army in their season opener on Friday, the Oregon men’s basketball team moved up to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll on Monday.
It is Oregon’s highest ever ranking in the AP poll and ties their best ranking in the coaches poll. Last season, the Ducks were ranked No. 4 in the March 14 coaches poll. Prior to last season, the Ducks had reached the top five in the AP poll just once for a span of two weeks during the 2002-03 season.
Elsewhere around the Ducks in the AP poll, Villanova and North Carolina each moved up one spot in the rankings. Indiana jumped into the top 10, checking in at No. 6 after beating Kansas to open the season. The Jayhawks dropped from No. 3 down to No. 7.
Arizona and UCLA held onto their spots at No. 10 and No. 16, respectively, while Cal sneaked into the poll at the No. 25 spot. Colorado was the only other Pac-12 school to receive a vote.
The movement was similar in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Ducks moved up one spot to No. 4 while Arizona (No. 9) and UCLA (No. 16) hold similar positions as in the AP poll. Indiana takes the last spot in the top five while Kansas drops from No. 2 to No. 6. Kentucky moves up two spots from No. 4 to No. 2.