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USC Drops to No. 17 in the AP Poll

The damage was manageable, so to speak.

Steve Sarkisian will have plenty of questions to answer this week.
Steve Sarkisian will have plenty of questions to answer this week.
Winslow Townson

The USC Trojans lost to Boston College, and the resultant 8 spot drop in the rankings actually looks like good news. During a week in which five SEC teams landed inside the top-10 overall rankings, the five Pac-12 schools shuffled up and down the rankings following an upset loss, a near loss from UCLA and dominant ASU and Stanford victories.

Led by No. 2 Oregon, followed by No. 12 UCLA, No. 15 ASU, No. 16 Stanford and then, of course, the No. 17 USC Trojans who fell out of the top-10 just one week after passing Stanford in the rankings the Pac-12 is well represented. Check out the rest of the top 25 featuring No. 9 Notre Dame, a slew of SEC squads and the emergent BYU program.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (37) Florida State (50) Oregon
2 Oregon (17) Alabama (1) Alabama
3 Alabama (1) Oregon (6) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma (4) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Texas A&M (3) Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 LSU LSU Michigan State
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
10 Ole Miss UCLA Wisconsin
11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor
12 UCLA Ole Miss Notre Dame
13 Georgia Arizona State UCLA
14 South Carolina Georgia Kansas State
15 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss
16 Stanford South Carolina South Carolina
17 USC Wisconsin Clemson
18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State
19 Wisconsin Missouri USC
20 Kansas State Kansas State Stanford
21 BYU USC Florida
22 Clemson Nebraska Cincinnati
23 Ohio State BYU Oklahoma State
24 Nebraska Clemson Missouri
25 Oklahoma State North Carolina BYU