DUCKS ON THE RISE!

by Frank Baldwin February 08, 2016

 

In just 2 weeks Oregon has risen 12 places in the AP basketball rankings to 11th place today!

 

The last four wins, over Arizona and ASU on the road and home victories over Colorado and Utah have caught 

the attention of the country……….Only Oregon and 5 other teams have so far recorded 20 or more wins.

 

Here are today's rankings:

 

1

Villanova (32)

Big East

Record: 20-3

PV Rank

3

Points

1,566

2

Maryland (13)

Big Ten

Record: 21-3

4

1,499

3

Oklahoma (7)

Big 12

Record: 19-3

1

1,472

4

Iowa (11)

Big Ten

Record: 19-4

5

1,471

5

Xavier

Big East

Record: 21-2

6

1,382

6

Kansas (1)

Big 12

Record: 19-4

7

1,311

7

Virginia (1)

ACC

Record: 19-4

9

1,223

8

Michigan State

Big Ten

Record: 20-4

10

1,144

9

North Carolina

ACC

Record: 19-4

2

1,136

10

West Virginia

Big 12

Record: 19-4

14

1,082

11

Oregon

Pac-12

Record: 20-4

16

905

12

Miami (FL)

ACC

Record: 18-4

17

826

13

Louisville

ACC

Record: 19-4

19

819

14

Iowa State

Big 12

Record: 17-6

13

781

15

Texas A&M

SEC

Record: 18-5

8

663

16

SMU

American Athletic Conference (AAC)

Record: 20-2

12

593

17

Arizona

Pac-12

Record: 19-5

23

497

18

Purdue

Big Ten

Record: 19-5

18

456

19

Dayton

Atlantic 10

Record: 19-3

24

413

20

Providence

Big East

Record: 18-6

11

349

21

Baylor

Big 12

Record: 17-6

15

333

22

Kentucky

SEC

Record: 17-6

20

228

23

Southern California

Pac-12

Record: 18-5

27

225

24

Texas

Big 12

Record: 16-7

36

199

25

Wichita State

Missouri Valley

Record: 17-6

21

132

 

This will certainly change, but it indicates that there's now a spotlight on the Ducks:

In Joe Lunardi's bracketology, the Oregon Ducks are projected as a No. 3 seed in the West bracket, playing against No. 14 Hawaii in Spokane. Lunardi had Oregon as a No. 3 also last week. Jerry Palm at CBS Sports has moved Oregon up to a No. 2-seed, playing New Mexico State in Spokane.

 

 

 




Frank Baldwin
Frank Baldwin

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