Coaches Poll, Week 7: USC climbs to No. 9

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

USC is moving up the Coaches poll after a second straight win on Thursday.

The USC Trojans are climbing back up the Coaches Poll Top 25, as they rose three spots to No. 9 in Week 7. Southern Cal defeated Utah on the road last Thursday, while several teams ahead of them fell on Saturday.

Losses by Texas, Georgia, and Florida State opened the door for the Trojans' return to the top 10. LSU also lost in front of USC, but only dropped to No. 8 this week.

The Trojans are joined by three other Pac-12 teams in the poll. Oregon remains at No. 2 after blowing out the Washington Huskies on Saturday night. Oregon State moves up to No. 14 followed their fourth straight win to start the season, a 19-6 victory over the Washington State Cougars. Stanford is at No. 17 after narrowly escaping with an overtime win against the Arizona Wildcats.

The Trojans put their ranking on the line when they travel to Seattle and face Washington on Saturday. The Huskies have already knocked off one top-10 team this season, defeating the Cardinal in Week 5.

Full rankings are below. For past weeks, visit S.I.'s Coaches Poll Top 25 page.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1,474 1
2 Oregon (1) 6-0 1,411 2
3 South Carolina 6-0 1,345 6
4 West Virginia 5-0 1,296 7
5 Kansas State 5-0 1,216 8
6 Florida 5-0 1,165 11
7 Notre Dame 5-0 1,152 10
8 LSU 5-1 961 3
9 USC 4-1 940 12
10 Oklahoma 3-1 872 14
11 Florida State 5-1 819 4
12 Georgia 5-1 761 5
13 Clemson 5-1 759 15
14 Oregon State 4-0 691 17
15 Texas 4-1 663 9
16 Louisville 5-0 628 16
17 Stanford 4-1 577 18
18 Mississippi State 5-0 558 19
19 Rutgers 5-0 410 21
20 Cincinnati 4-0 365 23
21 Texas A&M 4-1 208 NR
22 Boise State 4-1 197 25
23 TCU 4-1 194 13
24 Louisiana Tech 5-0 131 NR
25 Iowa State 4-1 73 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 61, Baylor 52, Michigan 33, Northwestern 31, Michigan State 27, Ohio 23, Nebraska 18, Texas Tech 11, Duke 10, Wisconsin 8, Western Kentucky 7, North Carolina State 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Oklahoma State 5, San Jose State 4, Louisiana-Monroe 3, Nevada 2, Toledo 2

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