The Associated Press released their Preseason Top 25 Poll this morning. The Pac-12 had the 2nd most teams in the Top 25 (behind the SEC’s six teams) with five teams. The Big Ten, Big-12 and ACC all had four teams. Four Oregon State opponents landed on the list while three additional Oregon State opponents (Utah, Washington and Boise State) just missed the cut.
Here’s the full AP Top 25 and others receiving votes: (Oregon State opponents in BOLD)
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Ole Miss
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- North Carolina
Others receiving votes: Miami, Texas A&M, Utah, Washington State, Boise State, San Diego State, Wisconsin, Auburn, Pittsburgh, Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Navy, Northwestern, Western Kentucky, South Florida, Toledo
In total, Oregon State will face seven teams currently ranked in the Top 30. Including an extremely tough stretch where they face six of those teams in the last seven weeks of the season. That seven week stretch has Oregon State playing: Utah, at Washington, Washington State, at Stanford, at UCLA, Arizona and Oregon.
Hopefully, Oregon State can get off to a strong start and then stay competitive during the last half of the season.