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Walker's Pace: Ducks Debut at No. 1

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Women of Oregon will open the 2012 season at No. 1 according to the the first USTFCCCA outdoor poll, which was released Thursday. The Men of Oregon are at No. 16 in the initial rankings.

The top five women's teams were the Ducks, Louisiana State, Pac-12 rival USC, Clemson and Arkansas. Texas A&M, which visits for the Pepsi meet on April 7, was No. 7. Other Pac-12 teams in the women's poll included No. 17 Arizona State No. 18 Arizona and No. 21 Stanford.

In the men's poll, the top five was Florida, Florida State, LSU, Texas Tech and Arkansas.

The Aggies were No. 6 in the men's poll. Other Pac-12 schools in the rankings were No. 11 Arizona, No. 13 USC, No. 17 Stanford and No. 20 ASU.

Oregon will host the inagural Pac-12 Championships May 12-13 at Historic Hayward Field.

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