If the Oregon State Beavers (15-1, 3-1 Pac-12) had beaten Arizona State on Sunday, they would have been ranked first overall for the first time in program history. Instead, they lost for the first time all season, 55-47 in Tempe, Arizona.
The loss dropped Oregon State five spots to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 poll.
The Beavers edged Arizona on Friday evening 63-61 on a late bucket from Mikayla Pivec. Had they defeated the Sun Devils, the Beavers likely would have been first overall this week due to No. 1 Connecticut and No. 2 Oregon both falling this past weekend.
Other ranked Pac-12 teams include No. 3 Stanford, No. 6 Oregon, No. 7 UCLA, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 21 Arizona.
Oregon State will have a chance to move back up the rankings with three games against top-10 teams coming up: No. 3 Stanford (one first-place vote) and a home-and-home series with No. 6 Oregon in the Civil War at the end of the month.
But first, the Beavers will host California on Friday night at 7 p.m. (PT) at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon.
— Oregon State WBB (@BeaverWBB) January 13, 2020