Dana Altman's men also ascend to No. 6

The two-time defending Pac-12 champions are the highest ranked team from the conference once again.

Oregon moved up one spot to No. 2 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll released Monday after lopsided wins over UC Riverside and Kansas State.

UConn, which received 19 of the 29 first-place votes, is the new No. 1.

The Ducks and Huskies will play in a marquee nonconference game on Feb. 3 in Storrs, Conn.

Oregon State is No. 3 and Stanford dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 after suffering its first loss of the season at Texas.

The Ducks (5), Beavers (4) and No. 4 South Carolina (1) also received first-place votes.

No. 10 UCLA and No. 18 Arizona give the Pac-12 five ranked teams with conference play looming.

Oregon hosts an exhibition game against Corban University on Dec. 28 before opening the Pac-12 slate against Colorado (Jan. 3) and Utah (Jan. 5) at Matthew Knight Arena.

Jaz Shelley, who scored 32 points and set the program single-game record with 10 made 3-pointers in her first career start against UC Riverside, is the Pac-12 freshman of the week for the second time.

The guard from Moe, Australia, leads the Pac-12 and is tied for 29th nationally with a 45.3 shooting percentage from 3-point range.

UO men move up

Dana Altman’s Oregon team moved up two spots to No. 6 in the AP men’s poll behind No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Louisville, No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Kansas.

The only other Pac-12 teams in the poll are No. 21 Washington and No. 24 Arizona. Colorado and Stanford received votes.

The Ducks (10-2) finish nonconference play against Alabama State on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena (1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

Oregon’s only losses this season were to top-ranked Gonzaga (73-72, overtime) and North Carolina (78-74) in the Bahamas.