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USC Football Out Of Coaches Poll In 2010

USC football, which accepted the 2010 bowl ban as part of its appeals process with the NCAA, will be ineligible for the USA Today coaches poll for the 2010 season. Per Thomas O’Toole of USA Today:

The Trojans were expected to be eligible for the poll this season because the school announced it would appeal the penalties, and the AFCA planned to let the appeals process play out. But details of the appeal released recently showed the school will contest only one year of the bowl ban and accept the penalty this season. That, [executive director Grant] Teaff said, meant AFCA rules would apply immediately. A decision on USC’s poll status for the 2011 season will be made after the appeals process