CORVALLIS, Ore. - Beaver Nation is buzzing about being ranked No. 10 in the latest AP college football poll.
"I know people were right away checking the stats on-line to see where we fell," said OSU student Anne O'Connor.
Oregon State moved up four spots in the latest AP college football poll, rounding out the top 10 teams in the nation.
"It's pretty cool considering since I got here, officially last year, we didn't do very well," said OSU student Spencer Ross.
This is the first time in over a decade that the Beavers have even seen the top ten, unlike their neighbors to the south, the Oregon Ducks.
"To see Oregon State doing well and not just Oregon, you know, it brings a lot to the Pac-12," said Steven Clark.
"It's definitely made for a really exciting season and I think that everyone's really excited for Civil War," added O'Connor.
Still fans say they're staying cautiously optimistic, especially since Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion is out with a knee injury.
"We're excited on game day for them," said Clark. "But at the end of the day, when it comes to Monday, we're back to work."
Just down the road at the University of Oregon, Duck fans say they have no problem with the Beavers being in the top 10.
"Finally, I think it's kinda nice to see the Beavers doing well," said Oregon student Dan Effinger. "I'm not necessarily praising the Beavers but it's kinda nice to see them doing well."
The Ducks, on the other hand, are no stranger to the Top Ten, sitting at No. 2 for the second week in a row.
"I'm comfortable with being number two," said Effinger. "For the Ducks, it's a lot less pressure on us. We don't have to live up to the hype that Alabama has."
Duck fan say the Beavs may hand them a bit of competition come Civil War time, but they're not too worried.
"It doesn't really matter, Oregon's always going to be better than them. So they can be in the top ten, they can be in the top one, we're still gonna beat them when it comes to that," said Oregon student Nejmi Burnside.