UO No. 1 in Final Regular Season Polls
EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon softball team is ranked No. 1 in the final regular season editions of both top-25 polls, the NFCA and USA Softball announced Tuesday morning.
The Ducks, who have been ranked No. 1 in both polls for six weeks straight, earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA softball championships on Sunday night.
Oregon started the season at No. 8 in both polls, and after dropping to No. 10 after the first weekend of the season, steadily climbed up the charts before taking the top spot on April 8 after taking 2-of-3 from previously ranked No. 1 UCLA at Howe Field the weekend prior.
The Ducks had never been ranked No. 1 in either poll in program history before this season, climbing as high as No. 2 last year. Oregon has also never claimed the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA championships before this year.
The Ducks host Albany, Utah Valley and Wisconsin this weekend in the NCAA Regional Round at Howe Field, with games starting on Friday and running through Sunday. Oregon's first game is against Utah Valley at 5 p.m. on Friday.