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2015 preseason Associate Press Poll released: USC ranked 8th

Several Pac-12 teams found their way into the rankings with USC landing at number 8 right behind Oregon.

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We thankfully only have 1 more Saturday without college football until Christmas time. The Trojans' preseason rankings continue to fluctuate between a top 15 team to a playoff team and the preseason Associated Press Poll is no different with USC ranked right in the middle of that range at number 8.

The Trojans are ahead of Notre Dame (11th), UCLA (13th), Arizona State (15th) Stanford (21st), and Arizona (22nd). Utah is near the top of the others receiving votes category. The AP poll confirms the difficult road the Trojans must travel to win the Pac-12 and potentially make the playoffs. Essentially, every team in the Pac-12 South except for Colorado is in the top 30 of the poll. The Trojans will play 7 teams in the preseason top 30. Oregon (7th) was the only Pac 12 team ranked ahead of USC.

The Trojans kick the season off Saturday September 5th at 8pm (pt) on the Pac-12 Network hosting Arkansas State.


See the full poll below:

Ranking Team Points
1 Ohio State (61) 1,525
2 TCU 1,428
3 Alabama 1,322
4 Baylor 1,263
5 Michigan State 1,256
6 Auburn 1,192
7 Oregon 1,156
8 USC 1,085
9 Georgia 991
10 Florida State 959
11 Notre Dame 873
12 Clemson 862
13 UCLA 698
14 LSU 675
15 Arizona State 605
16 Georgia Tech 588
17 Mississippi 563
18 Arkansas 410
19 Oklahoma 394
20 Wisconsin 393
21 Stanford 347
22 Arizona 311
23 Boise State 240
24 Missouri 219
25 Tennessee 114

Others Receiving Votes:

Mississippi State 100; Texas A&M 61; Oklahoma State 46; Virginia Tech 42; Utah 36; Penn State 20; Louisville 12; Cincinnati 8; Nebraska 6; Kansas State 5; NC State 4; Florida 4; Texas 3; Michigan 2; Northern Illinois 2; Brigham Young 2; West Virginia 1; California 1; Western Kentucky 1


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