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Oregon women’s basketball up to No. 7 in AP Poll

Oregon women’s basketball moved up one spot in the AP Poll to a record-high No. 7 on Monday after wins against Arizona and No. 18 Arizona State on the weekend, extending the Ducks’ win streak to nine games.

The Ducks (17-2, 6-0) are joined by four other Pac-12 teams in the poll: UCLA (13), Oregon State (18), California (21) and Arizona State (22). Oregon’s perfect start in Pac-12 play adds onto a season that has seen the Ducks lose only twice, once to now No. 2 Louisville and once to now No. 3 Mississippi State. Both teams were ranked No. 5 at the time.

Oregon will face Oregon State in back-to-back games this weekend. The Beavers, which climbed from No. 22 to No. 18 in the latest poll, will be the second team to play the Ducks twice — Oregon played and beat Texas A&M twice during nonconference play.

Approaching the halfway point of the Pac-12 slate, Oregon is playing some of its better basketball of the year without many hiccups.

The Ducks still play the rest of the Pac-12 at least once, the Beavers are the one exception with the two games this weekend. Oregon will hope to stay hot for the remainder of the season and through the Pac-12 tournament to earn a high seeding in the NCAA Tournament.

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Shawn Medow

Shawn Medow

Shawn is an associate sports editor and reporter for the Emerald covering football, men's basketball, women's basketball, acrobatics and tumbling, track and field/cross-country and softball. He also hosts several podcasts, including a soccer podcast, on the Emerald Podcast Network. You can contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @ShawnMedow.