The college football regular season ends with only one team from the Los Angeles area finishing in the top 25. The UCLA Bruins are ranked and the USC Trojans are not. Here is the latest blogpoll ranking.
UCLA had a strong season, finishing 9-4 overall and played pretty well throughout. The Bruins won nine of their first 11 games before dropping their final two games to Stanford, including a close 27-24 contest in the Pac-12 Championship game that had them on the footsteps of a Rose Bowl bid. UCLA did not move from its previous week's ranking, sticking right in the 17th position.
USC received votes, but fell outside the top 25 at 43rd. USC had a decent start to its season, going 6-1, and seemed to be on the verge of at least getting a shot to go to the Pac-12 Championship game. But things fell apart near the end of the season, as the Trojans lost to Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Notre Dame to fall to 7-5 on the season.