College Football Rankings Week 11: USC No. 18 In Associated Press Poll

No. 18 is the highest ranking of the season for USC.

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BCS Standings: Stanford (No. 4), Oregon (No. 7) Headed For Pac-12 Showdown

The newest BCS rankings are released, and as expected the upset victory by the UCLA Bruins over the Arizona St. Sun Devils knocked them out of the top 25. Arizona State's road to the BCS is pretty much one-dimensional now. ASU has to win out and hope UCLA loses one, then win the Pac-12 championship game and get to the Rose Bowl. Their hope for a BCS at-large pretty much faded to dust this weekend in Pasadena.

Of far greater national importance is the upcoming battle between the Oregon Ducks and the Stanford Cardinal this week. Both Oregon and Stanford pretty much control their own destiny in the Pac-12 race (win out and they earn the BCS automatic bid for the conference). What's of greater importance is whether either team will be able to make thier way into the BCS title discussion.

Stanford does trail one-loss Alabama in the newest rankings (barely), but they should leapfrog the Crimson Tide with a victory over the Ducks this weekend. It's unclear how much of an effect beating Stanford will have for Oregon, but they could spring to at least the top five by passing Stanford and Oklahoma. Considering they have a common loss to one opponent (LSU), Oregon passing Alabama is a little bit more unlikely. The Ducks just have to keep winning to keep their BCS hopes alive, with the Rose Bowl in Pasadena their likeliest landing spot even if they lost to the Cardinal.

Click here for a comprehensive list of the rankings. Top 25 listed below.

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

For more on the Cardinal, go to Rule of Tree. For more on the Ducks, go to Addicted to Quack.

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College Football Rankings, Week 11: USC Moves Up To No. 18 In AP Poll

Matt Barkley threw for a school record six touchdowns on Friday night as the USC Trojans beat the Colorado Buffaloes 42-17 at Folsom Field in Boulder. At 7-2, USC moved to their highest college football ranking of the season in the Associated Press poll, checking in at No. 18. The Trojans were ranked No. 21 in last week's AP poll. This is the fifth week this season the Trojans have been in the AP top 25.

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

Here is the AP Poll Top 10:

  1. LSU Tigers
  2. Oklahoma St. Cowboys
  3. Stanford Cardinal
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide
  5. Boise St. Broncos
  6. Oregon Ducks
  7. Oklahoma Sooners
  8. Arkansas Razorbacks
  9. Clemson Tigers
  10. Virginia Tech Hokies

No. 3 Stanford takes on No. 6 Oregon in Palo Alto next week. The Arizona St. Sun Devils dropped out of the top 25 from No. 20 after losing 29-28 to the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night.

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

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College Football Rankings, Week 11: Pac-12 Has Four Teams In Sagarin Ratings Top 20

The latest college football rankings are out, and the USC Trojans are one of four Pac-12 teams rated in the top 20 in the Jeff Sagarin computer ratings at USA Today. USC, after its 42-17 win over the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday night in Boulder, is ranked No. 20. Here is the Sagarin top 10:

  1. LSU Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Oklahoma St. Cowboys
  4. Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Boise St. Broncos
  6. Stanford Cardinal
  7. Oregon Ducks
  8. Texas Longhorns
  9. Texas A&M Aggies
  10. Arkansas Razorbacks

The Arizona St. Sun Devils, who lost 29-28 to the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, are ranked No. 19. UCLA is rated No. 52. No. 6 Stanford hosts No. 7 Oregon next Saturday in what is sure to be the game of the week in both the conference and in college football. USC hosts No. 36 Washington Huskies on Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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

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College Football Rankings Week 11: Where Will USC End Up In The AP Poll?

Seven teams in the AP top 25 lost on Saturday.

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