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).