Nothing has changed in the order of the top 9 teams in the AFCA Coaches' Poll, and the teams were ranked between 10 and 15 just moved around a little bit.
The No. 5-ranked Washington Huskies had to earn it, but they held for a 22-20 victory over then-No. 10 Oregon State. The Huskies built a 22-10 lead by halftime, then went scoreless in the second half while the Beavers scored a touchdown in the third quarter and a field goal in the fourth to close the gap.
With the win, Washington clinches their spot in the Pac-12 Championship game while Oregon State drops to No. 15 in this week’s Coaches’ Poll.
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|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.|
|2||Ohio State (1)||1,460||3||11-0|
|24||North Carolina State||97||NR||8-3|
Dropped out: No. 16 Utah (7-4); No. 20 North Carolina (8-3); No. 21 James Madison (10-1).
Others receiving votes: North Carolina (8-3) 79; UNLV (9-2) 76; Utah (7-4) 75; Toledo (10-1) 49; James Madison (10-1) 48; Clemson (7-4) 25; Troy (9-2) 17; Texas A&M (7-4) 6; UCLA (7-4) 5; Kansas (7-4) 4; Fresno State (8-3) 3; West Virginia (7-4) 2; Air Force (8-3) 1; Texas-San Antonio (8-3) 1.