It’s the highest AP ranking for the Beavers since appearing No. 10 at the start of the 2001 season.
Last week OSU was ranked No. 20 in the AP and Coaches Polls and No. 19 in the BCS Standings.
The Beavers have won four straight and six of the last seven.
Oregon, OSU's final opponent of the year, is No. 8 in the BCS standings and No. 10 in the AP and Coaches Polls.