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Ducks Claim Every First-Place Vote in Softball Polls
Release Date: 04/15/2014
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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon softball team will play its first home games as the nation's top team this week, after claiming every first place vote in both polls on Tuesday.

The Ducks picked up all 32 first-place votes in the USA Today/NFCA top-25 poll and all 20 first-place votes in the Softball top-25 poll.

Oregon is the first team this season to take all of the first place votes in either poll.

Under head coach Mike White, the Ducks have been ranked for 70 straight weeks in the USA Softball poll and 63 weeks in a row in the NFCA poll.

Oregon took the No. 1 spot after taking 2-of-3 games against previous No. 1 ranked UCLA and solidified its ranking with a dominating three-game sweep of rival Oregon State last weekend. The Ducks outscored the Beavers, 38-7, over the three-game set.

Oregon begins a three-game home series against California, starting on Thursday at Howe Field.

The Ducks will wear pink uniforms for Friday's game, with all of the jerseys available in a silent auction during the game. Proceeds will benefit the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.

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