Oregon State’s football team is ranked in the Associated Press Top-25 poll for the first time since 2013.
The Beavers came in at No. 24 Sunday in the poll, which is voted on by media members across the country.
The Beavers were also just outside the USA TODAY top 25 this week, receiving the most votes of any team not ranked.
Oregon State didn’t play this weekend, but seven Top-25 teams lost, opening the door for the Beavers. Oregon State is 6-2 this season, its best start since that 2013 season.
The Beavers’ losses came to No. 9 USC and No. 12 Utah.
Oregon State plays at Washington at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Editor’s note: Statesman Journal reporter Pete Martini votes in the AP poll. This week, he had Oregon State No. 21 and Oregon No. 8.