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USC Begins Coaches Poll at No. 14

USC and UCLA headed in opposite directions.

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After their 52-13 shellacking of Fresno State, the USC Trojans have moved up one spot from their preseason No. 15 ranking in the initial USA Today Coaches' Poll of the 2014 regular season.

While USC moved one spot, this week provides the prime opportunity for the Trojans to make a jump in the polls. A road win over a top 10 Stanford squad will surely delight the graduate assistants and sports information directors tallying together the votes the coaches are supposed to be voting on themselves.

In other Pac-12 news, Oregon stayed put at No. 4 behind Florida State, Alabama and Oklahoma. Stanford moved up one spot, Arizona State moved up two and Washington, who was preseason No. 25, dropped out after its close call with Hawai'i.

But the biggest movement came from the crosstown rivals. UCLA fell from No. 7 to No. 11 after struggling offensively on the road at Virginia.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PRESEASON RANK
1 Florida State Seminoles 1-0 1541 57 1
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 1-0 1432 2
3 Oklahoma Sooners 1-0 1407 2 3
4 Oregon Ducks 1-0 1358 2 4
5 Auburn Tigers 1-0 1289 5
6 Michigan State Spartans 1-0 1141 8
7 Ohio State Buckeyes 1-0 1114 6
8 Georgia Bulldogs 1-0 1108 1 12
9 Baylor Bears 1-0 1018 10
10 Stanford Cardinal 1-0 999 11
11 UCLA Bruins 1-0 964 7
12 LSU Tigers 1-0 912 13
13 Texas A&M Aggies 1-0 895 20
14 USC Trojans 1-0 713 15
15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1-0 605 17
16 Arizona State Sun Devils 1-0 502 18
17 Ole Miss Rebels 1-0 438 19
18 Nebraska Cornhuskers 1-0 384 22
19 Wisconsin Badgers 0-1 373 14
20 Kansas State Wildcats 1-0 370 21
21 South Carolina Gamecocks 0-1 272 9
22 Missouri Tigers 1-0 189 NR
23 North Carolina Tar Heels 1-0 168 23
24 Clemson Tigers 0-1 155 16
25 Texas Longhorns 1-0 150 24
Others Receiving Votes:Oklahoma State 106; Florida 84; Louisville 73; Mississippi State 72; Michigan 59; Washington 51; Duke 47; Brigham Young 26; Iowa 23; TCU 23; Minnesota 16; Louisiana-Lafayette 13; Marshall 11; Virginia Tech 11; West Virginia 7; Cincinnati 7; Arizona 6; Oregon State 5; Pittsburgh 2; Rutgers 2; Northern Illinois 2; Colorado State 2; Texas Tech 2; Temple 1; Boise State 1; Memphis 1.