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USC Falls to 21 In AP Top 25 Following Blowout Defeat In South Bend

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USC dropped from 11 to 21 following 49-14 defeat against Notre Dame.

USC v Notre Dame Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

USC took another significant drop in the latest AP Polls. Following their 49-14 loss to Notre Dame Saturday night, USC fell 10 spots from 11 to 21 in the AP Top 25. The steep drop in the polls seems fitting with the Irish demolishing the Trojans in a game that would increase the Playoff talk for the winner. Notre Dame jumped from 13 to 9 on Sunday.

USC now attempts to pick up the pieces as they continue Pac-12 play with another road game, this time in Tempe Arizona to face an Arizona State team coming off of wins over Washington and Utah in back to back weeks.

The rest of the Pac-12 didn’t see much movement in the polls on Sunday afternoon. Washington had a bye and stayed put at 12 while Washington State stayed at 15 following their 28-0 victory over Colorado. Stanford was the only team in the conference to move up despite them being off. The Cardinal jumped two spots from 22 to 20, one rank above the Trojans. USC defeated Stanford back in September.

Here is the rest of the AP Poll:

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Miami (FL)
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Washington
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. NC State
  15. Washington State
  16. Michigan State
  17. South Florida
  18. UCF
  19. Auburn
  20. Stanford
  21. USC
  22. West Virginia
  23. LSU
  24. Memphis
  25. Iowa State