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NCAA Football Rankings 2012: Trojans drop, UCLA appears in BlogPoll

Los Angeles is well-represented in this week's SB Nation BlogPoll.

Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

The USC Trojans dropped eight spots to No. 18 in Week 10 of SB Nation's BlogPoll Top 25 following their loss to the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz. UCLA made its return to the rankings, appearing at No. 25 after taking down the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday.

The Trojans were ranked as high as No. 13 on one ballot, with the most common slot being No. 17. USC was ranked by 68 of the 76 voters this week.

One voter placed the Bruins at No. 16, but the mode for ballots in which UCLA appeared was No. 25. The Bruins were slotted by less than half of the ballots, showing up on just 34.

Four other Pac-12 teams are in the poll, with Oregon topping the conference at No. 3. The Ducks were jumped by Kansas State despite a 70-14 win over Colorado. Oregon State dropped to No. 13 after losing at Washington, while Stanford rises four spots to No. 15 after a narrow victory over Washington State. Arizona was propelled into the rankings at No. 24 after defeated the Trojans.

Full rankings below:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 9

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (60) 25.04 2.79 --
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (11) 23.75 2.55 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.43 2.44 --
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) 22.86 2.45 Arrow_up 1
5 LSU Tigers 19.71 0.59 Arrow_up 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs 18.58 0.85 Arrow_up 9
7 Florida Gators 18.54 0.82 Arrow_down -5
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 18.09 4.93 Arrow_up 1
9 Florida St. Seminoles 17.79 1.45 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 14.53 3.09 Arrow_up 4
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.11 1.71 Arrow_up 6
12 Louisville Cardinals 13.83 3.67 Arrow_up 4
13 Oregon St. Beavers 12.67 3.45 Arrow_down -6
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.63 3.44 Arrow_down -6
15 Stanford Cardinal 10.26 3.46 Arrow_up 4
16 Texas A&M Aggies 10.12 3.31 Arrow_up 5
17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8.24 3.72 Arrow_down -5
18 USC Trojans 7.29 3.32 Arrow_down -8
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.79 3.83 Arrow_down -6
20 Boise St. Broncos 5.75 4.17 Arrow_up 3
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.87 3.17 Arrow_up 8
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.86 3.40 Arrow_up 2
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 2.37 2.58 Arrow_up 2
24 Arizona Wildcats 2.33 3.03 Arrow_up 15
25 UCLA Bruins 2.05 2.96 Arrow_up 15
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo Rockets | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Texas Longhorns | Northern Illinois Huskies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Northwestern Wildcats | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | Utah State Aggies | North Carolina Tar Heels | Iowa St. Cyclones | Central Florida Knights | Cincinnati Bearcats | Michigan Wolverines | ULM Warhawks | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 8:37 AM EDT