EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans leads the band after the Trojans upset the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. USC won the game 38-35. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Rankings, Week 13: USC Trojans Rise To No. 10 In AP Poll

USC ends their season with a home game against UCLA next Saturday night.

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BCS Standings: Oregon Drops To No. 10 After Loss To USC; Three SEC West Teams Atop Rankings

The USC Trojans had the signature win of their season on Saturday night, a 38-35 victory over the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. It was one of three losses during a crazy college football weekend by teams in last week's BCS standings top five. The loss dropped Oregon from No. 4 to No. 10 in this week's BCS rankings, which include three SEC West teams at the top:

  1. LSU Tigers (11-0)
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)
  3. Arkansas Razorbacks (10-1)
  4. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1)
  5. Virginia Tech Hokies (10-1)
  6. Stanford Cardinal (10-1)
  7. Boise State Broncos (9-1)
  8. Houston Cougars (11-0)
  9. Oklahoma Sooners (8-2)
  10. Oregon Ducks (9-2)

In addition to No. 4 Oregon losing to USC, No. 2 Oklahoma State fell on the road to Iowa State and No. 5 Oklahoma lost on the road at Baylor.

This coming week, LSU hosts Arkansas on Saturday afternoon in what will certainly be the game of the week. Oregon hosts Oregon State in The Civil War, needing a win to advance to the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday, December 2. Stanford on Saturday night hosts Notre Dame, ranked No. 22 in the BCS standings.

For more USC Trojans football news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.


BCS Rankings Week 13 Projections: Oregon Ducks To Drop After Home Loss To USC

The USC Trojans are ineligible for postseason play and the BCS standings this year, but they still made their presence known. With a 38-35 victory Saturday night at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, the Trojans dashed any faint hopes the Oregon Ducks had for a berth in the BCS Championship Game. Oregon is expected to drop when the BCS rankings are released Sunday night.

In the latest BCS projections at SB Nation, Samuel Chi projects Oregon to fall four spots to No. 8 in the latest BCS standings. Chi's top 10:

  1. LSU
  2. Alabama
  3. Arkansas
  4. Oklahoma State
  5. Stanford
  6. Virginia Tech
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Oregon
  9. Boise State
  10. Houston

The Ducks are still in line for a Rose Bowl berth, needing home wins over Oregon State and against the Pac-12 South Division winner on December 2. But Oregon could have been as high as No. 3 this week, with hopes of an Auburn upset over Alabama to pave their way to a second straight BCS title game.

"Call it Empire Strikes Back, with a sword on a white horse. USC can't play in the postseason, so it made sure nobody else is going to have that much fun, either," Chi noted.

For more USC Trojans football news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.


College Football Rankings, Week 13: LSU, Alabama, Arkansas Dominate USA Today/Coaches Poll

After a high flying weekend that saw a number of top team's tumble, including the USC Trojans slaying the mighty Oregon Ducks, it looks like the SEC West is the place to be this year as LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas take over the top three spots of the USA Today/Coaches Poll for week 13. 

Virginia Tech and Stanford benefitted the most this week from losses from Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Oklahoma, vaulting up to No. 4 and No. 5 respectfully in the poll. Still, the Hokies are more than 100 points behind Arkansas, and aren't necessarily considered national title contenders as the top three have pulled away so far form the rest of the field, leaving Stanford's chances at a title ever more of a pipe dream. 

Oklahoma State's loss to Iowa State dropped them from No. 2 to No. 6, while Houston, Boise State, Oregon, and Michigan State round out the top 10. Oklahoma fell from No. 5 to No. 11, Clemson fell from No. 8 to No. 17, while Baylor and Virginia jumped back into the top 25 at No. 23 and 25 respectfully.

Here's the full USA Today coaches poll top 25 for Week 13:


2 Alabama

3 Arkansas

4 Virginia Tech

5 Stanford

6 Oklahoma State

7 Houston

8 Boise State

9 Oregon

10 Michigan State

11 Oklahoma

12 Wisconsin

13 South Carolina

14 Georgia

15 Kansas State

16 Michigan

17 Clemson

18 TCU

19 Penn State

20 Baylor

21 Georgia Tech

22 Nebraska

23 West Virginia

24 Notre Dame

25 Virginia

College Football Rankings, Week 13: USC Trojans Jump To No. 10 In AP Poll, Giving Pac-12 Three Teams In Top 10

The college football rankings are out, and the USC Trojans are on the rise. It is only fitting that after their finest victory of the season the Trojans achieve their highest ranking of the year. USC, 38-35 winners in Eugene over the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night, moved up eight spots to No. 10 in the Associated Press poll, their highest ranking of the season. Here is the AP top 10:

  1. LSU
  2. Alabama
  3. Arkansas
  4. Stanford
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Virginia Tech
  7. Boise State
  8. Houston
  9. Oregon
  10. USC

The Trojans were ranked No. 18 last week, which was their previous high ranking this year.

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
Nov 6 18
Nov 13 18
Nov 20 10

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

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