Oregon State Just Misses Top 25

The Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Sunday to the delight of thousands of football fans across the nation. The AP poll is just one of the signs that college football is around the corner.

Five of the top six teams received first place votes with Oklahoma receiving 32 and the number one ranking. Following the Sooners is Ohio State, Miami, Michigan, Texas, and Auburn.

Texas did not receive a first place vote despite being ranked fifth, one sport higher than Auburn who received one first place vote.

Three Pac-10 teams cracked the top 25 with USC grabbing the No. 8 spot, Washington slidding into the No. 17 slot, and Arizona State slipping in at No. 22.

Oregon State just missed being ranked as they received 68 votes tying them with Nebraska at would be No. 27.

Two Beaver opponents received votes for the top 25. Fresno State received 21 votes while Boise State received 10.

Two other Pac-10 teams, Oregon and Washington State, also received votes. Pittsburgh, the Beavers 2002 Insight bowl opponent, received a No. 10 ranking.

Top 25


1.  Oklahoma (32)
2.  Ohio State (27)
3.  Miami (2)
4.  Michigan (2)
5.  Texas
6.  Auburn (1)
7.  Kansas State
8.  USC
9.  Virginia Tech
10. Pittsburgh
11. Georgia
12. Tennessee
13. Florida State
14. LSU
15. Maryland
16. NC State
17. Washington
18. Virginia
19. Purdue
20. Notre Dame
21. Wisconsin
22. Arizona State
23. Colorado State
24. Oklahoma State
25. TCU

Others receiving votes:
Florida 79, Nebraska 68, Oregon St. 68, Penn St. 56, 
Texas A&M 40, Alabama 33, Colorado 27, Arkansas 26, 
Missouri 22, Fresno St. 21, Mississippi 20, 
Minnesota 18, Oregon 10, Boise St. 10, Air Force 8, 
Iowa 8, Miami(Ohio) 5, Southern Miss 3, Hawaii 2, 
Boston College 2, Washington St. 2, West Virginia 1.

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