OSU was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 North coming off a 3-9 season in 2011.
Safe to say, virtually no one was predicting the 9-4 season Oregon State turned out in 2012.
Also absent was the prediction that the Beavs would be the Pac-12's No. 3 team, in line for an Alamo Bowl selection.
And yet that's what transpired.
Oregon State began the season without a single poll vote in either then AP or Coaches' poll but on the strength of a 6-0 start, finished in the Top 20 in each metric.
With a large nucleus of the team coming back in 2013, expectations will be higher this coming season.
Beavs finish season ranked in Top 20
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