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Oregon Men's Basketball Ranked No. 13 in Preseason AP Poll

The Ducks were picked to finish No. 2 in the preseason media poll.
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Oregon men's basketball ended its 2020 season with a sour taste in its mouth in a 82-68 loss to USC in the Sweet 16. Now entering the 2021 season, Dana Altman has the Ducks loaded once again with high-profile recruits and transfers that are poised to make another deep run into the postseason. 

On Monday, the AP released its preseason top 25 poll, which had the Ducks ranked No. 13.

1. Gonzaga

2. UCLA

3. Kansas

4. Villanova

5. Texas

6. Michigan

7. Purdue

8. Baylor

9. Duke

10. Kentucky

11. Illinois

12. Memphis

13. Oregon

14. Alabama

15. Houston

16. Arkansas

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17. Ohio State

18. Tennessee

19. North Carolina

20. Florida State

21. Maryland

22. Auburn

23. St. Bonaventure

24. Connecticut 

25. Virginia

The only other team in the Pac-12 ranked inside the top 25 is UCLA, which comes in at No. 2 after falling to the preseason No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Final Four. The Ducks are slated to face No. 8 Baylor, which won the 2020 national championship, on Dec. 18 in Eugene. 

They'll also meet preseason No. 2 UCLA on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. Other matchups of note this season include BYU in the Phil Knight Invitational on Nov. 16 in Portland, as well as a potential matchup with No. 15 Houston in the Maui Invitational, which features a loaded field. 

The Ducks begin their season on Nov. 9 against Texas Southern with a home matchup in Eugene. 

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