Ducks Jump In Rankings For First Time Since 2007

Ducks Jump In Rankings For First Time Since 2007
January 14, 2013, 11:00 am
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After a weekend sweep against Arizona, some of the conference's top teams, the Ducks jump to 21 in the AP Poll.

After Sunday's close win, Tony Woods said in response to leading the PAc-12, "We had high hopes. I expected to be here. We have a lot of talent, and I feel like we deserve to be here."

The Ducks are now 14-2, 3-0 in the Pac-12. Later this week, the Ducks will make their first conference road trip to Los Angeles, where they will face USC on Thursday and No. 24 UCLA on Saturday. Both can be found nationally televised.

The Ducks hopes just got a little higher, too, and that confidence is paying off. The Ducks take on USC Thursday, an easy target, considering Coach Kevin O'Neill just got the boot.

The full AP poll:

Team (First votes)  Record  Points  Previous
1. Louisville (36)    15-1    1,591     3
2. Indiana (13)      15-1    1,527     5
3. Duke (14)         15-1    1,501     1
4. Kansas (1)        14-1    1,416     6
5. Michigan (1)      16-1    1,415     2
6. Syracuse           16-1    1,284     7
7. Arizona             15-1     1,205    4
8. Gonzaga           16-1     1,141    9
9. Minnesota         15-2     1,041    8
10. Florida            12-2     1,019   11
11. Ohio St.          13-3       939    15
12. Creighton        16-1       896    13
13. Butler             14-2       855    14
14. NC State         14-2       836    20
15. San Diego St.  14-2       704    16
16. Kansas St.      13-2       670    18
17. Missouri          12-3       598    10
18. Michigan St.    14-3       426    22
19. New Mexico     15-2       368    25
20. Notre Dame     14-2      295     17
21. Oregon            14-2      238      _
22. VCU                 14-3      212     _
23. Illinois              14-4      199    12
24. UCLA               14-3       185     _
25. Marquette        12-3       177     _