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NCAA Football Rankings, Week 9: USC climbs one spot to No. 8 in Coaches' Poll

After a convincing victory over Colorado, USC is up one spot in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll.

Jeff Gross

A fourth straight victory was enough to give the USC Trojans a boost in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll, as the Trojans climb from No. 9 to No. 8 in the latest iteration of the poll, which accounts for one-third of the BCS formula.

Sandwiched in between the No. 9 Oregon State Beavers and No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners, the Trojans are the third-highest one-loss team, trailing the Sooners and the LSU Tigers.

The entire nation continues to chase the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide, which collected all 59 of the first-place votes. There was also some shake-up at the top, as the Kansas State Wildcats fall a spot to No. 4, just behind new the new No. 3 Florida Gators.

Here's the entire top 25 of the Coaches Poll for this week:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 7-0 1475 59 1
2 Oregon 7-0 1403 0 2
3 Florida 7-0 1329 0 4
4 Kansas St. 7-0 1326 0 3
5 Notre Dame 7-0 1221 0 5
6 LSU 7-1 1164 0 6
7 Oklahoma 5-1 1084 0 7
8 USC 6-1 1014 0 9
9 Oregon St. 6-0 974 0 11
10 Florida St. 7-1 948 0 10
11 Georgia 6-1 850 0 12
12 Mississippi St. 7-0 800 0 16
13 Clemson 6-1 788 0 13
14 Louisville 7-0 720 0 14
15 Rutgers 7-0 637 0 17
16 South Carolina 6-2 598 0 8
17 Texas Tech 6-1 571 0 20
18 Boise St. 6-1 407 0 22
19 Stanford 5-2 401 0 23
20 Michigan 5-2 264 0 25
21 Texas A&M 5-2 229 0 19
22 West Virginia 5-2 173 0 15
23 Ohio 7-0 132 0 NR
24 Texas 5-2 109 0 NR
25 Wisconsin 6-2 104 0 NR