"EUGENE — Oregon received its second preseason ranking on Thursday, as Baseball America rated the Ducks at No. 14 entering the 2011 season.
In the baseball publication’s preseason top-25 poll, the Pac-10 Conference led all conferences with six programs in the top 20, while Florida was ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history.
Last month, Oregon received a No. 9 ranking from the annual Collegiate Baseball top-40 preseason poll.
The Ducks went 40-24 last season and lost to 2010 College World Series participant Florida State in regionals.
College World Series runner-up UCLA was the top ranked team out of the Pac-10 Conference at No. 2, followed by No. 11 Arizona State, No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 Oregon, No. 17 California and No. 19 Arizona. Oregon State, the 2006 and 2007 national champion, was not ranked to start the season.
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