We are just about two weeks away from the 2020-21 women’s basketball season from tipping off.
After what will go down as one of the greatest seasons in Oregon women’s basketball history and equally the most painful what-could-have-been season in Oregon women’s basketball history, the next chapter has begun.
On Tuesday, the first AP Poll Top-25 rankings have been released with Oregon in familiar territory: inside the top 10.
This is the 59th straight Top-10 ranking, the 60th consecutive appearance in the Top-25, and the eight longest active streak in the nation. No. 10 is the third-highest ranking in school history: No. 1 in 2019-20 and No. 3 in 2018-19.
The Pac-12 conference continues its dominance with three additional schools ranked inside the Top-10 (No. 2 Stanford, No. 7 Arizona, No. 9 UCLA) and one more ranked in the Top-25 (No. 18 Oregon State). That’s five Pac-12 teams ranked going into the season.
Here’s how the Top-10 shakes out:
- South Carolina
- Mississippi State
- NC State
The Ducks have been in the gym holding official practices since October 14 and are still waiting for a non-conference as well as a conference schedule to be approved and announced for the 2020-21 season.