Oregon State remains in AP Top 25 despite loss to Washington State
Oregon State is ranked No. 19 in the latest AP Top 25, released Sunday.
The Beavers dropped five spots in the poll from last week’s ranking, but unlike the other two ranked Pac-12 teams that lost on the road this weekend, they remained in the poll. Oregon State fell 38-35 to Washington State to open Pac-12 play.
The Beavs are joined by No. 7 Washington, No. 8 USC, No. 9 Oregon, No. 10 Utah, and No. 16 Washington State. Colorado and UCLA both fell out of the ranking altogether.
Oregon State outscored Wazzu 21-3 in the fourth quarter to try and erase the damage done by a poor three quarters, but it ultimately dug itself too large a hole to climb out of. Oregon State’s offense was able to move the ball on the Cougs — finishing with 255 rushing yards at 6.9 a carry (adjusted for sacks) and putting up 440 yards of total offense — but it was unable to contain Wazzu quarterback Cameron Ward on the other side.
Ward hit 14 straight passes at one point, finishing 28-for-34 for 404 passing yards and five total touchdowns. Oregon State was unable to get to him with any kind of regularity, and it paid the price.
The Beavs (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) have a short week to try and rebound, as they’ll host Utah this upcoming Friday.
The rest of the AP Top 25 can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (55)
- Michigan (1)
- Texas (2)
- Ohio State (1)
- Florida State (3)
- Penn State
- Washington (1)
- Notre Dame
- North Carolina
- Washington State
- Oregon State
- Ole Miss
- Fresno State
Others receiving votes: Kansas St. 57, Kentucky 41, Colorado 32, Louisville 32, UCLA 28, Maryland 20, TCU 17, Tulane 11, Syracuse 8, Wisconsin 6, Air Force 6, Clemson 5, Texas A&M 5