Oregon State dips in latest AP Top 25 poll after road upset at Arizona
Oregon State moved down to No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25, released on Sunday.
The Beavers (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) dropped five spots from their previous ranking after a 27-24 loss to Arizona on the road in Week 9. The Beavers generated four sacks, won the turnover battle, and outgained the UA on a per-play basis (a typical indicator of a win), but Arizona made crucial plays in all three phases in the fourth quarter to leave with a win.
Oregon State also attempted a controversial fake field goal on the last play of the first half that failed to convert and left Beaver fans scratching their heads a bit. Sixteen yards away from the endzone, coach Jonathan Smith ran a fake run with the team’s kicker and Arizona snuffed it out.
The Beavers will head to Colorado in Week 10 (7 p.m. PT, ESPN) looking to get back in the win column.
Oregon State is joined by No. 5 Washington, No. 6 Oregon, No. 18 Utah, No. 20 UCLA, and No. 24 USC in the latest poll.
The rest of this week’s AP poll can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (48)
- Michigan (9)
- Ohio State (3)
- Florida State (3)
- Penn State
- Ole Miss
- Notre Dame
- Oregon State
- Air Force
- James Madison
- Kansas State
Receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 77, North Carolina 54, Liberty 47, Fresno St. 16, Miami 11, Arizona 6, Toledo 3, Rutgers 2