Beavs emerge at No. 25 in Coaches' Poll

FOR THE FIRST time since 2001, the Oregon State football team will begin a season ranked in one of the two main preseason Top 25 polls. Indeed, the Men in Black are ranked No. 25 in the USA TODAY coaches poll.

Three of the Beavers' 12 opponents are ranked in the Top 25. USC checked in at #4, Cal at #12 and rival Oregon at #14.

Cincinnati just missed the Top 25 as they received 90 points which equates to #29.  Other opponents that received votes include UCLA (14) and Arizona (3).

 

2009 USA TODAY Coaches' Poll

1. Florida (13-1)
Points:
 1,466 (53 first-place votes). Previous ranking: 1.

2. Texas (12-1)
Points:
 1,386 (4). Previous ranking: 3.

3. Oklahoma (12-2)
Points:
 1,358 (1). Previous ranking: 5.

4. Southern California (12-1)|
Points:
 1,321 (1). Previous ranking: 2.

5. Alabama (12-2)
Points:
 1,134. Previous ranking: 6.

6. Ohio State (10-3)
Points:
 1,126. Previous ranking: 11.

7. Virginia Tech (10-4)
Points:
 1,020. Previous ranking: 14.

8. Penn State (11-2)
Points:
 988. Previous ranking: 8.

9. LSU (8-5)
|Points:
 917. Previous ranking: not ranked.

10. Mississippi (9-4)
Points:
 889. Previous ranking: 15.

11. Oklahoma State (9-4)
Points:
 861. Previous ranking: 18.

12. California (9-4)
Points:
 711. Previous ranking: 25.

13. Georgia (10-3)
Points:
 707. Previous ranking: 10. .

14. Oregon (10-3)
Points:
 694. Previous ranking: 9.

15. Georgia Tech (9-4)
Points:
 559. Previous ranking: 22.

16. Boise State (12-1)
Points:
 542. Previous ranking: 13.

17. TCU (11-2)
Points:
 461. Previous ranking: 7.

 18.  Utah (13-0)
Points:
 404. Previous ranking: 4.

19. Florida State (9-4)
Points:
 371. Previous ranking: 23.

20. North Carolina (8-5)
Points:
 293. Previous ranking: not ranked.

21. Iowa (9-4)
Points:
 257. Previous ranking: 20.

22. Nebraska (9-4)
Points:
 236. Previous ranking: not ranked.

23. Notre Dame (7-6)
Points:
 194. Previous ranking: not ranked.

24. Brigham Young (10-3)
Points:
 178. Previous ranking: 21.

25. Oregon State (9-4)
Points:
 165. Previous ranking: 19.



Others receiving votes (with 2008 records)
Kansas (8-5) 138; Michigan State (9-4) 136; Texas Tech (11-2) 114; Cincinnati (11-3) 90; Pittsburgh (9-4) 64; West Virginia (9-4) 55; Rutgers (8-5) 51; Miami (Fla.) (7-6) 46; Missouri (10-4) 44; Illinois (5-7) 38; Clemson (7-6) 30; South Carolina (7-6) 18; UCLA (4-8) 14; Auburn (5-7) 12; Nevada (7-6) 11; South Florida (8-5) 11; Kentucky (7-6) 9; North Carolina State (6-7) 7; Arkansas (5-7) 6; Wisconsin (7-6) 6; Northwestern (9-4) 5; Southern Mississippi (7-6) 4; Wake Forest (8-5) 4; Arizona (8-5) 3; Boston College (9-5) 3; Central Michigan (8-5) 3; East Carolina (9-5) 3; Colorado (5-7) 2; Maryland (8-5) 2; Navy (8-5) 2; Tennessee (5-7) 2; Houston (8-5) 1; Michigan (3-9) 1; Minnesota (7-6) 1; Troy (8-5) 1.

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