Boise State checked in at No. 3, TCU at No. 6, Oregon at No. 10, USC at No. 15 and Stanford at No. 24.
ESPN's preseason poll is a good indication of where the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches poll will place teams.
The coaches poll is released in early August while the AP poll is published later in the month. There is a good chance the Beavers will be ranked in both polls.
If the Beavs are ranked in either poll it will be the first time since the 1957 and 1958 seasons that a team started out ranked in a top 25 poll in back to back seasons.
ESPN College Football Live Top 25
2 Ohio State
3 Boise State (in Boise, Sept. 25)
5 Virginia Tech
6 TCU (in Arlington, Sept. 4)
10 Oregon (Dec. 4)
15 USC (in Corvallis, Nov. 20)
17 Georgia Tech
19 Penn State
20 Oregon State
21 Florida State
24 Stanford (in Palo Alto, Nov. 27)
25 North Carolina