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Week 9 College Football Rankings: USC Climbs To No. 21 In Blogpoll After Win Over Notre Dame

The USC Trojans are fresh off of a win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and find themselves moving up various college football polls this week. The Trojans come in at 21st in this week's edition of the SB Nation Blogpoll.

The ranking marks a seven-spot increase for USC, up from 28th a week ago following the team's win over the Cal Golden Bears. USC finds itself ranked as the third-highest team in the Pac-12, behind Stanford (ranked fourth) and Oregon (ranked seventh). Fellow Pac-12 South squad Arizona St. comes in one position below the Trojans at 22nd.

USC gets a chance to make another big move up the polls when the Trojans face Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal at home this weekend. The game, to be featured on ESPN College GameDay, gives the Trojans a chance to redeem a 37-35 loss to the Cardinal last year on the road.

USC also has a big game against Oregon later this year. How USC fares in these two games will signifcantly alter where they stand in football rankings between now and the end of the season. Before looking ahead to the Oregon match-up, though, USC looks to give Stanford a handful on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

For complete rankings from this week's Blogpoll, click here. For more on the Trojans, check out Conquest Chronicles.