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College Football Rankings, Week 5: USC Moves Up, UCLA Gets Noticed

After impressive wins over the weekend, both USC and UCLA showed upward movement in the college football polls. The Trojans dropped in the AP poll for three straight weeks despite wins, but finally moved up after their 50-16 win at Washington State. USC (4-0) began the season ranked 14th in the AP poll, but dropped to 16th, 18th, and 20th before their climb to 18th this week. The Trojans are ineligible for the USA Today coaches poll.

With their impressive 34-12 win in Austin against Texas on Saturday, UCLA (2-2) is now in the "others receiving votes" section of both the AP and coaches polls. The Bruins received nine votes in the AP poll, putting them in 32nd place. UCLA received one vote in the USA Today coaches poll, and are 37th. This is the first time this season UCLA has received votes in either poll.

Both USC and UCLA are home this week, as the Bruins host Washington State and the Trojans host Washington.