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No. 6 Ducks Stake 11th Straight Top-10 Ranking of '12
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Release Date: 11/19/2012
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EUGENE – Looking ahead to Tuesday’s home season finale, the University of Oregon volleyball team (23-4, 14-4) was tabbed No. 6 nationally in Monday’s 13th AVCA Coaches Poll of the season.

The Ducks come off a split in their final out-of-state road trip of the regular season last weekend at Washington State (3-1 win) and then-No. 6 Washington (3-2 loss). The Cougars win was their 14th straight in the series, while the marathon Husky battle evened the series at 4-4 the last four years.

UO was one of five Pac-12 schools spotted in the top seven overall this week with No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 USC, 5 Washington and No. 7 UCLA.

Among those five teams, USC and Washington climbed four and one positions, respectively; Stanford fell one position; and Oregon and UCLA fell two positions.

For comparison’s sake, last week’s Pac-12 rankings follow: No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Washington and No. 8 USC.

One other Duck foe stood top 25 – No. 14 Ohio State – and California, Kentucky, Oregon State and St. Mary’s have picked up votes in current or previous editions.

Overall during head coach Jim Moore’s eight-year tenure, Oregon has now been ranked top 25 for 88 editions (2012-14; 2011-14; ’10-13; ’09-16; ’08-16; ’07-13; ’06-2), including 52 in the top 15, and all 25 of the team’s ever top-10 honors. UO has also scored eight, top-five rankings this fall with its No. 2 rankings in the fifth, sixth and 10th editions of the year; No. 3 pollings in the eighth and ninth editions and No. 4 pick in the 11th and 12th editions, and No. 5 in the seventh edition.

Among other poll news:
- No. 1 Penn State posted its sixth No. 1 ranking this year (and first in a month) after it won 3-0 at Indiana and 3-1 at then-No. 21 Purdue.
- No. 2 Stanford dropped one position after it lost 3-1 at then-No. 8 USC and won 3-1 at then-No. 6 UCLA.
- No. 3 Texas held steady after it won 3-0 at home vs. Texas Tech and West Virginia.
- No. 8 Hawai’i fell one spot after it won 3-2 at Pacific and 3-0 at UC Davis.
- No. 9 Louisville climbed one spot after it won 3-0 at home vs. both Marquette and Cincinnati.
- No. 10 Nebraska was tabbed one position lower after it lost 3-2 at then-No. 14 Minnesota and won 3-0 at Wisconsin.

The complete poll follows at the bottom of this article, and is also available at the AVCA website at the http://www.avca.org/divisions/division-one-women/polls/ URL address.

This week, the Ducks open the final week of the regular season with a Senior Day home tilt vs. returning national champion and No. 7 UCLA (21-6, 13-5) on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Fans that show a Stanford football ticket stub will get a volleyball G.A. ticket for $1 G.A. ticket. Spectators can also bring two non-perishable food items to donate and get a $3 G.A. ticket.

UO then wraps the campaign with a Civil War clash at Oregon State (23-4, 14-4) Friday night at 8 p.m.

Fans can tune in to watch the Bruin and Beaver matches live on the Pac-12 Oregon TV Network. Two days after the Civil War, the 64-team NCAA tournament will be announced on Sunday, November 25 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time by ESPNU.

 
AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll

Week #13: November 19, 2012

Rank    School (1st-Place Votes)    Points    W-L    Prev.
1    Penn State (56)    1495    27-2    2
*2    Stanford (4)     1409    25-3    1
3    Texas    1380    23-3    3
*4    USC    1274    26-4    8
*5    Washington    1233    22-5    6
>6    Oregon    1197    23-4    4
*7    UCLA    1177    21-6    5
8    Hawai’i    1123    24-2    7
9    Louisville    969    27-3    10
10    Nebraska    921    21-6    9
11    Minnesota    888    22-7    14
12    Florida State    858    26-3    11
13    Dayton    747    25-4    12
*14    Ohio State    705    22-8    15
15    Florida    657    23-4    16
16    BYU    582    25-3    13
17    Western Kentucky    511    32-3    17
18    Iowa State    467    18-7    19
19    San Diego    413    21-6    18
20    Kansas     344    23-6    22
21    Creighton    242    26-3    23
22    Purdue    234    19-10    21
23    Miami (FL)    177    25-4    24
24    North Carolina    123    24-5    25
25    Kansas State    102    21-7    20

Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): *St. Mary’s (CA) 68; Tennessee 60; Michigan State 36; Texas A&M 36; Marquette 26; Pepperdine 22; *Kentucky 9; Michigan 4; Colorado State 2

Two schools were listed on only one ballot for a total of nine combined points.

Next poll: December 18, 2012

*NOTE: A complete listing of the Ducks' top-25 rankings under Moore follows: *2012: Preseason – 20th; 8/27 – 17th; 9/4 -13th; 9/10 – 9th; 9/17 – 8th; 9/23 – 2nd; 10/2 – 2nd; 10/9 – 5th; 10/16 – 3rd; 10/22 – 3rd; 10/29 2nd; 11/6 – 4th; 11/12 – 4th; 11/19 – 6th   2011 (13 weeks): 8/29 – 16th; 9/5 – 16th; 9/12 – 16th; 9/19 – 15th; 9/26 – 15th; 10/3 – 15th; 10/10 – 16th; 10/17 – 18th; 10/24 – 16th; 10/31 – 20th; 11/7 – 20th; 11/14 - 15th; 11/21 – 13th; 12/20 – 24th. *2010 (13): Preseason – 20th, 8/30 – 18th; 9/6 – 19th; 9/13 – 16th; 9/20 – 15th; 9/27 – 11th; 10/4 – 13th; 10/11 – 17th; 10/18 – 16th; 10/25 – 18th; 11/1 – 20th; 11/15 – 23rd; 11/22 – 24th.  *2009 (16): Preseason - 14th, 8/31 - 14th, 9/7 - 12th, 9/14 - 14th; 9/21 - 7th; 9/28 – 7th; 10/5 – 11th; 10/12 - 15th; 10/19 – 12th; 10/26 – 15th; 11/2 – 14th; 11/9 – 16th; 11/16 – 18th; 11/23 – 18th; 11/30 – 17th; 12/22 – 18th.  *2008 (16): Preseason - 11th; 9/2 - 13th; 9/9 - 12th; 9/17 - 12th; 9/24 - 11th; 9/30 - 11th; 10/6 - 7th; 10/13 - 6th; 10/20 - 7th; 10/27 - 7th; 11/3 - 8th; 11/10 - 8th; 11/17 - 8th; 11/24 - 8th; 12/1 - 7th; 12/23 - 9th. *2007 (13): 9/18 24th; 9/25 21st; 10/1 – 19th; 10/8 – 19th; 10/15 – 19th; 10/22 – 19th; 10/29 - 19th; 11/5 – 20th; 11/12 - 14th; 11/19 - 13th; 11/26 - 13th; 12/3 - ninth; 12/10 - ninth. *2006 (2): 10/30 24th; 11/6 24th.

 

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