Oregon St.'s 38-35 win over Arizona in Tucson elevated the Beavers to #14 in this week's AP Poll, and also improved their standing to #17 in the
Coaches SID's poll. #14 is their highest ranking since being ranked #13 entering the 2009 Civil War, and before that, you have to go all the way back to the 2001 Pre-Season poll to find as high a positioning in the polls.
Alabama remained atop both polls after a solid 33-14 SEC win over Ole Miss, and Oregon stayed in second on both lists after pulling away from Washington St., Oregon St.'s next opponent, for a 51-26 victory last night.
But Florida St. climbed over LSU for third place in the AP poll.
Stanford's 17-13 loss Thursday night in Seattle dropped the Cardinal to 18th in both polls, and propelled Washington into the AP poll, at #23. The Huskies are the first team in line outside the top 25 on the SID's list.
As a result, USC is now the second highest ranked Pac-12 team, at #13 in the AP, and #12 on SID poll.
UCLA also climbed back into the AP top 25, after beating Colorado 42-14 in Boulder, putting half the Pac-12 in the top 25. It's been a while since the Pac has been able to equal the SEC in the number of teams they have ranked.
Both Arizona schools also earned AP votes.
It's going to be a great week of days to be a Beaver this week!