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AP Releases Preseason Top 25 Poll: Includes 5 Pac-12 Teams

It also includes a number of Oregon State opponents

Alabama v Auburn Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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)

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Florida State
  5. LSU
  6. Ohio State
  7. Michigan
  8. Stanford
  9. Tennessee
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Ole Miss
  12. Michigan State
  13. TCU
  14. Washington
  15. Houston
  16. UCLA
  17. Iowa
  18. Georgia
  19. Louisville
  20. USC
  21. Oklahoma State
  22. North Carolina
  23. Baylor
  24. Oregon
  25. Florida

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.