LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans conducts the band after the game with the UCLA Bruins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 50-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

College Football Rankings, Week 14: USC Trojans Move Up To Tie For No. 9 In AP Poll After Blowout Win

USC (10-2) won 10 games for the 25th time in school history, and the eighth time in the last 10 years.

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BCS Rankings, Week 14: UCLA Looks To Knock Off No. 9 Oregon In Pac-12 Championship Game

The UCLA Bruins have no vested interest in the BCS rankings at this point. They have never been in the top 25 this season and have lost almost every relevant game they've played, usually in embarrassing fashion.

Still, UCLA can play spoiler for the conference when they face the Oregon Ducks. Oregon is ranked ninth in the latest BCS standings, although they care about as much about their position as UCLA. All that matters for both these teams is their game on Friday night, i.e. the 2011 Pac-12 Championship. Win and you're in, into the Rose Bowl.

The Stanford Cardinal don't care much about what happens in the Pac-12 title game. They're currently situated fourth in the standings, and if they stay there, they will go to the BCS in an automatic bid regardless.

To discuss the BCS rankings, click here. Here's the short list of the standings below.

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

To discuss UCLA football, head to Bruins Nation. To discuss Oregon football, go to Addicted to Quack.

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College Football Rankings, Week 14: LSU, Alabama Sit Atop USA Today/Coaches Poll

The USA Today coaches' poll for week 14 of the college football season gives us LSU and Alabama atop the mountain once again, setting up a likely SEC BCS National Championship Game, though there are some interesting  story lines setting up behind them. 

Virginia Tech, Stanford, and Oklahoma State complete the top five this week, though the Cardinal trail the Hokies by only two points. Should be interesting to see where they all get placed in the BCS bowls. 

Houston, Oregon, Boise State, Michigan State, and Arkansas complete the top 10, while the majority of the poll didn't budge from last week. Southern Mississippi, Florida State, and Cincinnati all re-join the top 25 this week as well. 

Here's the complete USA Today coaches' poll for Week 14:

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Virginia Tech

 

4 Stanford

 

5 Oklahoma State

 

6 Houston

 

7 Oregon

 

8 Boise State

 

9 Michigan State

 

10 Arkansas

 

11 Oklahoma

 

12 Wisconsin

 

13 South Carolina

 

14 Georgia

 

15 Kansas State

 

16 Michigan

 

17 TCU

 

18 Baylor

 

19 Nebraska

 

20 West Virginia

 

21 Clemson

 

22 Penn State

 

23 Southern Miss

 

24 Florida State

 

25 Cincinnati
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College Football Rankings, Week 14: USC Tied With Boise State For Ninth In AP Poll, Pac-12 Has Three Teams In Top 10

There wasn't much room in the Associated Press poll for the USC Trojans to move up, but they managed to do so anyway. The latest college football rankings are out, and USC has moved up one spot in the AP poll, into a tie for ninth with the Boise State Broncos, the highest ranking of the season for the Trojans. USC beat the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night 50-0 in Los Angeles, and finished their season with four straight victories and a 10-2 record.

The Trojans were ranked No. 10 in last week's poll, a jump of eight spots after their 38-35 win at Autzen Stadium in Eugene against the Oregon Ducks. Here is the AP top 10:

     1) LSU

     2) Alabama

     3) Oklahoma State

     4) Stanford

     5) Virginia Tech

     6) Arkansas

     7) Houston

     8) Oregon

     9) USC

     9) Boise State

The Pac-12 has three top ten teams for the second week in a row. The regular season is over for both USC and Stanford. Stanford has a shot at a BCS bowl, while Oregon can clinch a spot in the Rose Bowl with a win over UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night.

Here is how USC has fared in the Associated Press poll all 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
Nov 6 18
Nov 13 18
Nov 20 10
Nov 27 t9

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

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BCS Rankings Projections: Stanford Expected To Move Up To No. 5, Oregon To Stay At No. 10 Heading Into Pac-12 Championship Game Against UCLA

The UCLA Bruins had their hands full on Saturday night as they were drubbed 50-0 by the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Bruins have precious little time to rebound from that defeat as they travel to Eugene, Oregon for the inaugural Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Friday against the Oregon Ducks. The latest BCS rankings will be released on Sunday evening, and the Ducks appear to be holding steady at No. 10.

With USC ineligible for postseason play, they have been held out of the BCS standings this season, but Oregon and the Stanford Cardinal have represented the Pac-12 near the top of the polls all year. In last week's BCS rankings, Stanford was ranked No. 6 and Oregon No. 10, and Samuel Chi of SB Nation projects Stanford to move up one spot this week. Here are Chi's top 10:

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

Stanford beat Notre Dame on Saturday night in Palo Alto. Oregon beat Oregon State 49-21 in The Civil War on Saturday in Eugene. Chi expects Stanford to get a BCS bowl bid as well as Oregon, assuming the Ducks beat UCLA on Friday.

For more UCLA Bruins football news and notes, be sure to read Bruins Nation. For USC football information, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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College Football Rankings, Week 14: USC Trojans Likely To Stay At No. 10 In AP Poll After Blowout Win

USC (10-2) won 10 games for the 25th time in school history, and the eighth time in the last 10 years.

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