UO release – EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon volleyball team will begin the 2022 campaign as the No. 19 team in the country with Monday’s release of the AVCA Top 25 preseason poll. The Ducks finished last fall with a 22-9 overall record and the program’s fourth NCAA appearance in the past five seasons. Oregon was 13-7 in Pac-12 play, tying for fourth in the conference standings. Oregon is one of seven Pac-12 teams recognized in Monday’s AVCA release: Washington (8), UCLA (12), Stanford (14), Oregon (19), Utah (22), USC (24) and Washington State (receiving votes). The preseason poll also features four of the Ducks’ non-conference opponents in Minnesota (5), Penn State (20) and Miami (FL) and Rice, both receiving votes. The regular season begins Aug. 27-28 at the Rose City Showdown in Portland against Long Beach State and host Portland State, respectively. The Ducks’ 2022 home opener is Sept. 1 against UC Davis. Last week, Brooke Nuneviller and Hannah Pukis were named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team and the Ducks received one first-place vote, and were picked to finish fourth in the league. For more news and information about Oregon Volleyball, follow @OregonVB on Instagram and Twitter, and @OregonVolleyball on Facebook.