SB Nation's first BlogPoll of the year accounts for the LSU Tigers' loss of Tyrann Mathieu, and that leapfrogs the USC Trojans into the top spot.
Heading into the first weekend of games, the Tigers dropped to No. 3 in the poll after holding the top spot in this summer's BlogPoll. Now, the Trojans have a very narrow edge on the Alabama Crimson Tide, who sit at 24.01 points per blog. That's just .13 points behind USC.
Other Pac-12 schools appearing in SB Nation's poll are the Oregon Ducks at No. 4 and Stanford Cardinal at No. 21.
Take a peek at the entire BlogPoll greatness below
Check out more on the USC Trojans at Conquest Chronicles.
Results for Week 1
Total Ballots: 71