College Football Rankings, Week 8: USC lands at No. 9 in latest coaches' poll

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Ranked ninth by the coaches once again, the Trojans take on Colorado next weekend.

As in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, the USC Trojans see very little change in support in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll, as the Trojans remain the No. 9 team according to the 59 coaches polled.

All 59 coaches are firm believers that the Trojans — and the rest of the country — are chasing the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, which received all 59 first-place votes. The Tide are trailed by the Trojans' fellow Pac-12 combatant the Oregon Ducks. And the conference lands a third team in the top half of the poll with the Oregon State Beavers' appearance at No. 11, up from No. 14 last week.

The Trojans edged out the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles, which bounced back against the Boston College Eagles for a blowout on Saturday.

The No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks remain ahead of the Trojans despite suffering a narrow loss at the hands of the now-No. 6 LSU Tigers.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish also made a move this week, up two spots to No. 5.

Here's the complete Coaches Poll Top 25:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama 1475
2 Oregon 1414
3 Kansas St. 1307
4 Florida 1297
5 Notre Dame 1251
6 LSU 1179
7 Oklahoma 1021
8 South Carolina 1012
9 USC 995
10 Florida St. 919
11 Oregon St. 839
12 Georgia 806
13 Clemson 741
14 Louisville 695
15 West Virginia 677
16 Mississippi St. 671
17 Rutgers 495
18 Cincinnati 456
19 Texas A&M 397
20 Texas Tech 274
21 TCU 272
22 Boise St. 271
23 Stanford 215
24 Arizona St. 133
25 Michigan 96

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