College football rankings 2012: USC, UCLA in top 25

A look at the weekly college football rankings, with an eye toward the USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, and the Pac-12 Conference.

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Bruins stay put, Trojans fall out of top-25

The Bruins are all smiles after knocking their cross town rivals out of the top-25.


Bruins, Trojans ranked in AP Top 25

UCLA and USC face off for the Pac-12 South title on Saturday, and both teams will be ranked.


USC drops 5 spots to 17th in coaches poll

The Trojans dropped five spots after their 62-51 loss to Oregon, and the Bruins jumped eight spots and rejoined the top 25 after their 66-10 demolition of Arizona.


USC falls to No. 17 in BCS after loss in Arizona

The Trojans slipped eight spots in the BCS after losing to Arizona this weekend.


USC falls to No. 17 in latest coaches' poll

The USC Trojans fell to No. 17 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll following their 39-36 defeat against Arizona.


USC drops, UCLA appears in AP Top 25

Both Los Angeles schools are in the Top 25 after a wild college football weekend.


USC is back in the AP top 10

USC is back in the top 10 in the AP poll following a 50-6 win over the Colorado Buffalos on Saturday.


USC headed for No. 9 spot in second BCS rankings

SB Nation's Samuel Chi projects the Trojans will land at No. 9 in tonight's BCS rankings.


USC up one spot in latest Coaches' Poll

After a convincing victory over Colorado, USC is up one spot in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll.


USC ranked No. 9 in latest Coaches Poll

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


USC steady at No. 11 in AP poll

With movement all around them, the Trojans stay put at No. 11 for another week following a victory over Washington.


USC movin' on up to the top 10 in the Coaches Poll

USC is moving up the Coaches poll after a second straight win on Thursday.


USC moves to No. 11 in latest AP poll

The USC Trojans have moved up to No. 11 in the land in the latest AP top 25 poll for week seven.


USC climbs one spot in coaches' poll

Up one spot in the USA Today Coaches' Poll to No. 12, USC returns from a bye to face Utah.


USC is AP's No. 13, while UCLA lands at No. 25

USC remains a steady No. 13 in the AP Poll, while UCLA returns to the rankings.


USC moves to No. 13 in latest Blogpoll

The USC Trojans may have tumbled out of the top five thanks to the Stanford Cardinal, but are still holding strong in the latest SB Nation Blogpoll for week 4 of the college football season.

The Trojans moved up three spots this week, currently residing in the No. 13 spot in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide remained the top seeded school, receiving 85 first place votes, followed by the No. 2 Oregon Ducks. Stanford and the Oregon State Beavers are the other Pac-12 schools cracking the top 25 this week, sitting at No. 8 and No. 19 respectfully.

The Oklahoma Sooners had the biggest fall in the Blogpoll this week, sliding down 11 spots to No. 17 in the nation. The Kansas State Wildcats moved up eight spots to No. 6, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights moved up 10 spots to the No. 23 school.

UCLA didn't make the top 25, but still received votes this week.

The Trojans hit the road to face the Utah Utes this Saturday, while the Bruins head to Colorado to take on the Buffaloes.

Here is the complete Blogpoll for week 4:

1 Alabama Crimson Tide (85) 24.81 0.74 --
2 Oregon Ducks (2) 22.94 2.50 Arrow_up 1
3 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 21.85 2.93 Arrow_up 2
4 LSU Tigers 21.53 2.44 Arrow_down -2
5 Georgia Bulldogs 20.34 2.40 Arrow_down -1
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 18.80 2.56 Arrow_up 8
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 18.37 2.36 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (2) 17.65 3.11 --
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 16.55 3.20 Arrow_up 2
10 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.49 4.46 Arrow_down -3
11 Florida Gators (1) 14.82 3.46 Arrow_up 2
12 Texas Longhorns 14.20 2.73 --
13 USC Trojans 11.43 4.49 Arrow_up 3
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.17 4.09 Arrow_up 1
15 TCU Horned Frogs 10.45 3.86 Arrow_up 2
16 Clemson Tigers 9.14 4.54 Arrow_down -6
17 Oklahoma Sooners 7.92 4.65 Arrow_down -11
18 Louisville Cardinals 7.83 3.15 Arrow_up 1
19 Oregon St. Beavers 7.16 4.63 Arrow_up 10
20 Michigan St. Spartans 4.65 3.11 Arrow_up 2
21 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4.51 3.57 Arrow_up 3
22 Northwestern Wildcats 3.74 4.30 Arrow_up 1
23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.10 2.95 Arrow_up 10
24 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2.51 2.69 Arrow_up 2
25 Ohio Bobcats 2.49 3.11 --

College Football Rankings: USC No. 13, UCLA No. 19 In AP Poll

The USC Trojans suffered an upset on Saturday and, as expected, their standing in this week's college football rankings took quite the hit. The Trojans fell from No. 2 to No. 13 in the AP poll, representing the biggest drop of any team this week.

The Trojans are still in solid standing considering they remain in the top 15 and the team that upset them -- the Stanford Cardinal -- was also given a nice bump in the rankings as they moved up from No. 21 to No. 9 following their upset win. That should help USC in the long run considering their strength of schedule will look a bit better despite the loss.

The other Los Angeles team, the UCLA Bruins, moved up three spots from No. 22 to No. 19 following their 37-6 victory over the Houston Cougars. The Bruins were given 429 votes, putting them 19 tallies behind No. 18 Michigan.

Talk about Woods and Lee with Trojans fans at Conquest Chronicles, talk about how the Cardinal should defend them with Stanford fans at Rule of Tree, and discuss the game in general with Pac-12 fans at Pacific Takes.

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