Oregon's women's basketball back in AP Top 25, faces challenges ahead

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After nearly two months, the Oregon Ducks women's basketball team is back in the AP Top 25.

Oregon (11-5, 3-1 Pac-12) is ranked 19th in this week's poll after victories against Connecticut and Washington last week. This is the first time the Ducks have been ranked in the AP Top 25 since Nov. 30.

After beginning the season ranked 10th in the AP Top 25 preseason poll, Oregon began the year with a 3-3 record. Since then, the Ducks have won eight of their last 10 games.

Oregon has won four consecutive games, including wins over then-No. 7 Arizona and No. 9 UConn. Now the Ducks look to continue their hot streak with a challenging week ahead.

Beginning Wednesday, Oregon will play three games in five days. The Ducks will host Utah at 11 a.m. before hosting UCLA (Jan. 28) and USC (Jan. 30) to end January. The game against the Utes was initially scheduled for Dec. 31 but was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

All three games this week will air on the Pac-12 Network.

Contact Register-Guard sportswriter Antwan Staley at astaley@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter @antwanstaley.

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