Ducks At No. 14 In First NCAA Seed Reveal
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon checked in at No. 14 in the NCAA Selection Committee's initial release of its top 16 seeds Thursday.
The Ducks are 12-5 on the season and 4-1 in Pac-12 play and are currently on a five-game winning streak, including two wins over top-10 teams in Arizona and UConn. Oregon is one of five teams nationally with multiple wins over current top 10 teams and one of six with at least three victories over top-20 teams after also beating Oklahoma earlier in the year.
Additionally, the Ducks have gotten its trio of 2021 All-Pac-12 performers back in the last month as Te-Hina Paopao, Endyia Rogers and Nyara Sabally have all returned after missing the majority of the early part of the season with injuries. The trio are combining to average 48.2 PPG in Pac-12 games while Oregon is 6-1 when all three are in the lineup.
The Ducks are also currently ranked No. 19 in the AP Poll and sit at No. 12 in the NET computer rankings as of Thursday afternoon.
The NCAA Selection Committee will release its top 16 seeds two more times (Feb. 10 and 28) ahead of the selection show on March 13.