Oregon St. Edges Upward In Polls

Oregon St. is eyeing the best possible post season destination after edging upward this week in the polls. - (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

Oregon St. edged upward in both the AP and Coaches' Sports Information Directors' Polls this week in the wake of their 77-3 demolition of Nicholls St. The Beavers crept up from #16 to #15 in the AP, and from #17 to #14 on the SID list.

This was somewhat of a surprise, given that Stanford didn't benefit from beating UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 Championship Game Friday night in the AP poll, where they stayed at #8, and only improved from #9 to #8 with the SIDs. Similarly, the Bruins didn't slip, staying at #17, though they did drop from #16 to #19 with the SIDs.

Oregon edged up a spot on both lists, climbing from #6 to #5 in the AP, and from #4 to #3 on the SID list, after Georgia fell to Alabama 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game, and fell behind Oregon, Florida, and in the AP, Ohio St.

The Crimson Tide remained #2 across the board, and if that carries through to the BCS rankings, will earn them as anticipated the berth opposite Notre Dame, which remains #1 everywhere, in the National Championship Game on January 7.

Boise St. buoyed up to #15 on the SID list, but is only #20 in the AP, after beating Nevada, and Northern Illinois, the other potential BCS buster, is at #16 in both polls. Utah St. at #18 & #20 (AP/SID), and San Jose St., at #24 on both lists, are the other western teams that are ranked, and do not appear to be likely to get close enough in the BCS to matter.

We'll have an update tonight when the final BCS rankings are released.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Building The Dam

You must be a member of Building The Dam to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Building The Dam. You should read them.

Join Building The Dam

You must be a member of Building The Dam to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Building The Dam. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker