AP Top 25: USC re-enters media poll's top 10 after off week
With a number of teams ahead of USC suffering losses in Week 8, the idle Trojans moved back into the top 10 of the AP Top 25.
The Trojans are the Pac-12’s second-highest-ranked team in the new media poll, released on Sunday. At 6-1 on the season, they sit behind No. 8 Oregon and No. 9 Oklahoma State. The Ducks blasted UCLA on Saturday 45-30 to climb two spots up the board. UCLA fell to No. 12.
Ole Miss, previously No. 7, fell to LSU 45-20 on Saturday and dropped eight spots.
The top six in the poll — Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, Michigan, Clemson, and Alabama (in order) — remained unchanged from the previous week. The Pac-12 once again had four teams ranked in the top 15 of the poll.
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USC was all over the board for voters this week. Three had the Trojans at No. 8. ESPN’s Rece Davis put them at No. 9. Five voters — including The Mercury News’ Jon Wilner — had USC outside the top 15. Wilner placed the Trojans at No. 16.
The Trojans were on their bye week this past week, a needed bit of rest and recovery after the team suffered its first loss of the year in Salt Lake City on Oct. 15. (Utah sits at No. 14 in the latest poll.)
USC returns to the field this week to battle Arizona (3-4, 1-3 Pac-12) in Tucson. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.
You can see the rest of the AP Top 25 below (with first-place votes in parenthesis):
- Georgia (31)
- Ohio State (18)
- Tennessee (13)
- Clemson (1)
- Oklahoma State
- Wake Forest
- Penn State
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Kansas State
- NC State
- South Carolina
Receiving votes: Texas 38, Liberty 35, Oregon State 25, Mississippi State 10, Maryland 8, Troy 3, UTSA 1, Arkansas 1, Washington 1, Florida State 1