With the win, Oregon State ended the season 3-1 in the AAWU
and tied with USC, who still had its nonleague game against Notre Dame the following week.
An additional concern is introduced by the potential for multivariate outliers in the data, especially in the case of the AAWU
, which was reduced to five teams for several years.
Valenti led the Beavers to the NCAA Tournament one time, in 1966, when Oregon State went 12-2 in the AAWU
, the predecessor to the Pac-8, to interrupt UCLA's run of 17 consecutive conference titles.
USC's last outright league title was in 1961 when it finished first in AAWU
, a group of schools that consisted of the Huskies and the four California members of the current Pac-10.
Valenti, who coached the Beavers for seven seasons, guided OSU to a 21-7 record and an AAWU
championship in 1966.