Ducks Eclipse Top-10 Ranking in Latest AP Poll

Ducks Eclipse Top-10 Ranking in Latest AP Poll
January 28, 2013, 12:30 pm

The Oregon Ducks are 18-2 and 7-0 in PAC-12 play, which has elevated the Ducks to 10th in the nation in the latest AP Top-25 poll, which was released Monday. It is Oregon’s first appearance in the Top-10 since 2007.

The Wolverines are No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time since their Fab Five days 20 years ago. Michigan (19-1, 6-1) is followed by Kansas (18-1, 6-0) at No. 2, Indiana (18-2, 6-1) at No. 3, Florida (16-2, 6-0) at No. 4 and Duke (17-2, 4-2) at No. 5, which was last week’s No. 1 team. The Blue Devils were demolished on the road to Miami 90-62 last week.

Oregon still sits behind Arizona, which is 17-2 overall, 5-2 in conference, a team Oregon defeated earlier this season. The Wildcats are the only other Pac-12 team in the poll.

The Ducks are off to their best start in conference since 1925 after coming from behind to defeat WSU and beating Washington minus Dominic Artis, who was lost due to a foot injury. Oregon has now won its past 20 games at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon is ranked 12th in the latest USA Today coaches poll.

Here’s how the AP’s Top-25 shakes out: