College Football Rankings 2011: Preseason AP Poll Has USC Ranked 25th

The Trojans open their season on September 3 against Minnesota.

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College Football Rankings: USC Trojans Ranked No. 25 In Preseason AP Poll

The Associated Press preseason college football poll is out, and the USC Trojans will open their season with their lowest ranking in 10 seasons. The Trojans are No. 25 in the opening poll, one of three Pac-12 teams in the top 25, along with No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Stanford. Here is the AP top 10:

  1. Oklahoma (36 first place votes)
  2. Alabama (17 first place votes)
  3. Oregon (four first place votes)
  4. LSU (one first place vote)
  5. Boise St (two first place votes)
  6. Florida St
  7. Stanford
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Oklahoma St
  10. Nebraska

USC began the 2001 season, its first under head coach Pete Carroll, unranked, but have been ranked in the AP preseason poll ever since:

USC Football AP Rankings
Year Preseason Final
2002 18 4
2003 8 1
2004 1 1
2005 1 2
2006 6 4
2007 1 3
2008 3 3
2009 4 22
2010 14 NR
2011 25 ??

USC opens their college football season in two weeks, on September 3 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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2011 College Football Rankings: USC Rated No. 10 In Preseason Sagarin Ratings

The USC Trojans aren't eligible for postseason play this year, but that doesn't mean they aren't one of the top college football teams in the country. The preseason ratings from Jeff Sagarin were released on Monday, and USC is rated the 10th best team in the country. The Trojans are the second-highest rated team in the Pac-12, behind No. 2 Oregon. Here are the Sagarin top 10:

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Ohio St
  4. TCU
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Florida
  7. Boise St
  8. LSU
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. USC

Other Pac-12 ratings include No. 12 Stanford, No. 20 Utah, No. 23 Oregon St., No. 27 California, No. 31 Arizona, and No. 34 Arizona State. The UCLA Bruins are No. 53.

USC is ineligible for the USA Today coaches poll, and thus wasn't ranked in the preseason poll last week. The Trojans travel to South Bend on October 22 to play Notre Dame, who are ranked No. 18 in the coaches poll while No. 33 in the Sagarin ratings.

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

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College Football Rankings 2011: Pac-12 Has Two Teams Ranked In Preseason Top Six

USC hosts No. 6 Stanford on Saturday, October 29.

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