LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans confer during the game with the Syracuse Orangemen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 38-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The USC Trojans had their first convincing win of the season on Saturday night, a 38-17 drubbing of the Syracuse Orange. As a result, USC rejoined the AP poll top 25, moving up to No. 23 in the latest college football rankings. The Pac-12 has three teams in the top 25, with the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal and No. 10 Oregon Ducks joining USC.
The Trojans were No. 27 in last week's poll. Here is the full Associated Press top 10:
The Arizona State Sun Devils dropped out of the top 25 after their loss to Illinois, falling to No. 36 in the "others receiving votes" section. The Utah Utes are at No. 30, and California Golden Bears are at No. 43.
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