Oregon softball voted as favorites to win Pac-12 in preseason coaches poll

Oregon was voted to finish first in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, the conference announced on Monday. The Ducks garnered 63 points and received seven first-place votes. UCLA was picked to finish second with 55 points and two first-place votes.

Oregon went 54-8, 17-6 last year and finished second in the conference behind Arizona. It was the first time in the last five seasons that Oregon didn’t win the conference outright.

Oregon is also the highest rated team from the Pac-12 in the preseason USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 3. The Ducks trail only Oklahoma and Florida in that poll.

Oregon’s first game is on Feb. 13 against Georgia in Tempe, Arizona.

Here’s the full breakdown of the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll:

1 Oregon (7) 63
2 UCLA (2) 55
3 Washington 51
4 Arizona 44
5 Utah 34
6 Arizona State 31
7 California 19
8 Oregon State 18
9 Stanford 9

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