Beavers football is ranked in the AP Top-25 Poll for the first time since 2013


Kate Zinke

Oregon State University’s coach Johnathan Smith at the game against Colorado University on October 22, 2022. OSU won the game with an ending score of 42-9.

Ryan Harlan, Sports Contributor

For the first time since the 2013 college football season, the Oregon State Beavers have cracked the Associated Press college football Top 25 poll coming in at No. 24 in this week’s top-25 rankings. 

The last time that the Beavers received a national ranking was back in Oct. 2013, when the Beavers were ranked No. 25 after a 49-17 win over the University of California Golden Bears in week 9 of the 2013 season. 

The Oregon State Football team was on a bye week and as a result, did not play a game this past week. The Beavers received 129 votes in the Associated Press poll this week and are one of five PAC-12 Conference teams ranked in this week’s top-25 poll. 

Last week, the Beavers had 25 votes and were one of three teams receiving votes that were listed outside of the top 25 rankings. 

The move into the top 25 for the Beavers comes after several ranked teams lost over the weekend, including the No. 19 University of Kentucky, No. 20 University of Cincinnati, and No. 25 University of South Carolina. 

The Beavers also received votes in this week’s coaches poll but weren’t able to crack the top-25, but received the highest number of votes amongst teams listed outside of the top 25 rankings with 71 votes. 

The last time the Beavers cracked the rankings in the coaches poll was back in the 2013 college football season preseason rankings. 

The Beavers (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) resume play on Friday when they travel to Washington to take on the University of Washington Huskies (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) at Husky Stadium, kickoff is at 7:30 pm and the game will air on ESPN2.

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