College Football Rankings Week 10: USC Remains In AP Poll Top 25 After Loss To Stanford

Six teams ranked in the Associated Press top 25 lost on Saturday.

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Week 10 College Football Rankings: USC Trojans Drop One Spot To No. 21

The USC Trojans have to be encouraged by their play after losing in dramatic fashion in triple overtime to the Pac-12's best last Saturday night. Still, a loss is a loss, and in the world of the college football rankings that probably means you're going to drop a bit. USC fell to 21st in the latest SB Nation blogpoll rankings, but it's only one spot from their current position.

USC might not have much longer to last on the blogpoll rankings though; after an unintimdiating road trip to Boulder this Friday night to face the Colorado Buffaloes, the Trojans now have to face both the Washington Huskies and the Oregon Ducks, perhaps the two best teams remaining other than Stanford. USC has to be encouraged by they way they played against Stanford though, and has to feel like they have a puncher's chance against either of those teams and win at least one of those two contests, which should keep them in the hunt to be ranked.

To view the blogpoll results, go here. For more on USC football, head to Conquest Chronicles.

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BCS Rankings, Week 10: Stanford Helped By USC Win, UCLA Looks To Play Spoiler Against ASU

Neither Los Angeles school really has a chance of denting this year's BCS standings, but they can both do a lot of molding and denting for the rest of the Pac-12.

The USC Trojans might have lost to the Stanford Cardinal, but their loss might have in the long-run helped the Pac-12's hopes of getting their top team into the national title game. The computers are very impressed with USC as a Cardinal opponent, and the victory helped jump Stanford all the way to the fourth position. With matchups against Oregon and Notre Dame forthcoming (plus the Pac-12 South champion), Stanford can probably have a decent shot at controlling their BCS championship destiny.

The UCLA Bruins still have an outside shot at the BCS, but they won't likely be doing anything inside the rankings. They'll have to start upsetting opponents, starting with the Arizona St. Sun Devils next week. A win over 19th ranked ASU could push UCLA  to the lead in the Pac-12 North, and if they win out they'd clinch the Pac-12 South title. It's a tall order, but the Bruins are still alive to go to the Rose Bowl.

Here's a list of the full rankings.

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Boise State
6. Oklahoma
7. Arkansas
8. Oregon
9. South Carolina
10. Nebraska
11. Clemson
12. Virginia Tech
13. Houston
14. Kansas State
15. Michigan
16. Penn State
17. Michigan State
18. Georgia
19. Arizona State
20. Wisconsin
21. Texas
22. Auburn
23. Georgia Tech
24. West Virginia
25. Southern Mississippi

For more on USC football, head to Conquest Chronicles. For more on UCLA football, check out Bruins Nation.

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College Football Rankings: USC Falls To No. 21 In AP Poll After Loss To Stanford

The USC Trojans may have lost to the Stanford Cardinal 56-48 on Saturday night, a triple overtime thriller, but USC didn't take a huge hit in the latest college football rankings. The Trojans remain in the top 25 in the Associated Press poll, coming in at No. 21.

Last week USC was ranked No. 20, their highest ranking of the season. They are ineligible for the USA Today coaches poll due to NCAA sanctions. Here is a look at the AP poll top 10, which includes a pair of teams from Pac-12 Conference:

  1. LSU Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Oklahoma St. Cowboys
  4. Stanford Cardinal
  5. Boise St. Broncos
  6. Oregon Ducks
  7. Oklahoma Sooners
  8. Arkansas Razorbacks
  9. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  10. South Carolina Gamecocks

The Pac-12 has four teams in the top 25, with the Arizona St. Sun Devils checking in at No. 20. USC battles No. 6 Oregon in Eugene on November 19. Here's a look at USC in the Associated Press poll this season.

USC in the AP poll
Date AP Rank
Preseason 25
Sep 6 28
Sep 11 27
Sep 18 23
Sep 25 t38
Oct 2 34
Oct 9 31
Oct 16 28
Oct 23 20
Oct 30 21

For more news and information on USC football, be sure to follow Conquest Chronicles.

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BCS Rankings, Week 10: Stanford Projected To Rise Two Spots After Triple Overtime Win Over USC

The Stanford Cardinal were nearly upset on Saturday night by the USC Trojans, but pulled out a 56-48 triple overtime win at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. With that victory, the 16th straight for Stanford, could propel the Cardinal higher in the college football rankings on Sunday evening. Stanford was ranked sixth in the BCS standings last week. The latest BCS projections at SB Nation project Stanford to jump two spots:

  1. LSU Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Oklahoma St. Cowboys
  4. Stanford Cardinal
  5. Boise St. Broncos
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Oregon Ducks
  8. Arkansas Razorbacks
  9. South Carolina Gamecocks
  10. Virginia Tech Hokies
  11. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  12. Houston Cougars
  13. Michigan Wolverines
  14. Kansas St. Wildcats
  15. Penn St. Nittany Lions

The Pac-12 is projected to have two teams in the top seven. Those two teams, Oregon and Stanford, will meet in Palo Alto on November 12 in a game that will likely decide the Pac-12 North Division winner. USC travels to Eugene to battle Oregon on November 19.

For more news and information on USC football, be sure to follow Conquest Chronicles.

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USA Today/Coaches Poll, Week 10: Pac-12 Teams Shifting Inside Poll

It was a nail biter at the Coliseum Saturday night as the USC Trojans came oh so close to knocking off their Pac-12 rivals the Stanford Cardinal in overtime. That game gave Stanford a little boost in the USA Today/Coaches poll this week as there was a lot of Pac-12 action involved in the poll.

Stanford remained No. 3 in the poll after sneaking past the Trojans, rounding out the top five with LSU and Alabama at No. 1 and 2 respectfully, followed by Oklahoma State and No. 4 and Boise State at No. 5. The Oregon Ducks moved up a spot to No. 6, while Arizona State moved up two spots to No. 18 this week. Washington remained right outside the polls, receiving 38 votes. 

Clemson and Kansas State took the biggest hits this weeks after stunning losses for both schools, moving Clemson from No. 6 to No. 12, and Kansas State  from No. 12 to No. 19. On the other hand,  Georgia Tech and Texas used big Week 9 victories to move back into the top 25, while Texas Tech and Texas A&M fell out of the polls completely this week. 

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Stanford

 

4 Oklahoma State

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Oregon

 

7 Oklahoma

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Nebraska

 

10 South Carolina

 

11 Virginia Tech

 

12 Clemson

 

13 Michigan

 

14 Houston

 

15 Penn State

 

16 Michigan State 

 

17 Wisconsin

 

18 Arizona State

 

19 Kansas State

 

20 Georgia

 

21 West Virginia 

 

22 Cincinnati

 

23 Georgia Tech

 

24 Southern Miss

 

25 Texas

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College Football Rankings Week 10: Will USC Remain In AP Poll Top 25 After Loss To Stanford?

Six teams ranked in the Associated Press top 25 lost on Saturday.

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