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.
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