2012 BlogPoll, Week 3: USC Trojans Drop A Spot As LSU Leaps Them

The USC Trojans fell to No. 3 in SB Nation's Week 3 BlogPoll despite beating the Syracuse Orange 42-29 on Saturday. It's the second time the Trojans have fallen this season despite having a 2-0 record through two weeks.

In the final preseason reshuffling, USC found itself atop the poll after the LSU Tigers fell following the news that cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was no longer with the team. The Alabama Crimson Tide eventually overtook the Trojans at No. 1 following their dismantling of the then-No. 8 Michigan Wolverines, and now the Tigers have taken the No. 2 spot after leveling the Washington Huskies.

Following the 41-3 victory by LSU over USC's Pac-12 fellows, SB Nation's bloggers became a bit divided in deciding where USC belongs, a fact explained by a standard deviation in votes of 4.41.

Other Pac-12 teams in the poll are as follows: Oregon (No. 4), UCLA (No. 20), Stanford (No. 22) and Arizona (No. 23).

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results after Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (88) 24.90 0.46 --
2 LSU Tigers (2) 22.93 2.33 Arrow_up 1
3 USC Trojans (3) 21.93 4.41 Arrow_down -1
4 Oregon Ducks 20.89 4.16 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.16 2.38 Arrow_up 3
6 Florida St. Seminoles 17.45 6.06 Arrow_down -1
7 Oklahoma Sooners 17.00 5.38 --
8 Michigan St. Spartans 16.99 2.84 Arrow_up 1
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.33 4.98 Arrow_down -3
10 Clemson Tigers 15.49 3.49 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.80 4.78 Arrow_up 1
12 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.56 4.05 Arrow_up 8
13 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 12.48 5.44 Arrow_up 1
14 Virginia Tech Hokies 11.99 3.84 Arrow_up 2
15 Texas Longhorns 11.01 4.25 Arrow_up 3
16 TCU Horned Frogs 7.94 4.78 Arrow_up 6
17 Florida Gators 6.77 4.55 Arrow_up 10
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6.66 4.71 Arrow_up 3
19 Louisville Cardinals 5.98 3.80 Arrow_up 4
20 UCLA Bruins 5.90 4.74 Arrow_up 21
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.34 4.44 Arrow_down -2
22 Stanford Cardinal 5.07 4.85 Arrow_up 3
23 Arizona Wildcats 4.90 4.99 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 3.97 4.49 --
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.61 3.22 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: BYU Cougars | Oregon St. Beavers | Baylor Bears | ULM Warhawks | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils |Boise St. Broncos | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northwestern Wildcats |Utah State Aggies | Arkansas Razorbacks | Iowa St. Cyclones | Wisconsin Badgers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Cincinnati Bearcats | Air Force Falcons| South Florida Bulls | Central Florida Knights | Texas Tech Red Raiders |Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Wake Forest Demon Deacons | Duke Blue Devils | Rice Owls | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Miami Hurricanes | North Carolina Tar Heels | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

Total Ballots: 94

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