1. OREGON (4-1)
2. USC (3-2)
3. OREGON STATE (4-1)
Woody Hayes, who should know, said after Ohio State's 32-3 loss to USC, "Our No. 4 national rating was a joke." Beyond question, OSU was less ranked than rank: the Buckeyes were outgained 215 yards to 119 on the ground and had more passes intercepted than completed. Meanwhile, USC's Pete Beathard completed nine of 13 for 159 yards and a touchdown. Almost as if to mock State, USC used only three plays in the second half and benched Beathard.
Arizona could not decide which man it liked less. OREGON Halfback Mel Renfro carried 13 times for 113 yards and a touchdown, then got bored with travel and tried playing quarterback. Regular Quarterback Bob Berry completed 13 of 18 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown, ran for another. Oregon won easily, 28-12. Stanford Coach John Ralston, no happy loser, actually wept when pass interference nullified the late touchdown that could have tied WASHINGTON, letting the Huskies escape with a 19-11 win. Ralston had plenty of provocation. Washington's first touchdown was an 88-yard run by Halfback Ron Medved, and its last two were identical 30-yard tackle-eligible pass plays to Jack Kupp.
Oregon State capitalized on Washington State mistakes to win 30-6, and CALIFORNIA trounced San Jose 34-13. Quarterback Tom Wilkinson led WYOMING to a 41-14 win over Brigham Young, whose Tailback, Phil Brady, was limited to four yards by BYU's new Y formation.