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Oregon Ducks Basketball Ranked No. 8 in SB Nation's Too-Early Top 25

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No reason to think success won't continue in Eugene.

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With college basketball season over it's time to quickly turn our attention to next year, when the Oregon Ducks should have a chance to be great yet again.

The Ducks made the elite eight this season, and fittingly come in at No. 8 in SB Nation's too-early top 25 for 2016-17.

Here's what they said about the team:

2015-16 Record: 31-7

2015-16 Finish: Elite Eight

Forget the tournament struggles of the Pac-12 and the Ducks' one-sided loss to Oklahoma in the Elite Eight, Oregon is likely going to return just about every key piece from a No. 1 seed. They're also finally going to get a healthy Dylan Ennis, the Villanova transfer who played just two games in 2015-16 before a foot injury ended his season. Assuming Dillon Brooks comes back, Dana Altman's team will have a great shot at running the Pac-12 once again.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. Duke Blue Devils
2. Kentucky Wildcats
3. Villanova Wildcats
4. North Carolina Tar Heels
5. Louisville Cardinals
6. Xavier Musketeers
7. Kansas Jayhawks
8. Oregon Ducks
9. Virginia Cavaliers
10. Michigan State Spartans

Other ranked Pac-12 teams include the Arizona Wildcats (No. 13), USC Trojans (No. 19) and UCLA Bruins (No. 22).