College Football Rankings, Week 1: USC Trojans Drop To No. 2 In AP Poll

The USC Trojans lost their No. 1 ranking to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first Associated Press college football poll of the season, even after defeating Hawaii, 49-10, on Saturday, according to the AP's twitter account.

The reason for the Trojans' drop was Alabama's complete dismantling of former No. 8 Michigan. It was such an overwhelming performance that the Trojans couldn't do anything about how impressed the voters were with an Alabama team that just reloaded after a BCS Championship season.

The Crimson Tide and Trojans were followed by the No. 3 LSU Tigers, No. 4 Oregon Ducks and No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners. The Ducks, also of the Pac-12, leapfrogged the Sooners after the Ducks blew out Arkansas State and the Sooners struggled a bit with UTEP.

The Trojans' next game is against Syracuse on Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

For more on the Trojans, check out Conquest Chronicles.

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