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Trojans rise in AP/Coaches Polls

Their decisive win over Arizona State gave this team better footing in the Top 25

NCAA Football: Southern California at Arizona State Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Like last week, both the AP and Coaches Poll agreed on where to rank the USC Trojans (7-2), coming in at #17. Their 48-17 victory over the ASU Devils resulted in a four rank rise from the previous week, when the Trojans sat at #21 following their second loss of the season. USC is the third highest two-loss team in the country behind Iowa State and Auburn. Pac-12 teams in the AP are as follows: #12 Washington, #18 Stanford, #23 Arizona, and #25 Washington State. Pac-12 teams in the Coaches Poll are as follows: #11 Washington, #18 Stanford, and #25 Arizona.

AP Top 25:

1. Alabama (8-0)

2. Georgia (8-0)

3. Ohio State (7-1)

4. Wisconsin (8-0)

5. Notre Dame (7-1)

6. Clemson (7-1)

7. Penn State (7-1)

8. Oklahoma (7-1)

9. Miami (7-0)

10. TCU (7-1)

11. Oklahoma State (7-1)

12. Washington (7-1)

13. Virginia Tech (7-1)

14. Iowa State (6-2)

15. UCF (7-0)

16. Auburn (6-2)

17. USC (7-2)

18. Stanford (6-2)

19. LSU (6-2)

20. NC State (6-2)

21. Mississippi State (6-2)

22. Memphis (7-1)

23. Arizona (6-2)

24. Michigan State (6-2)

25. Washington State (7-2)

Coaches Poll:

1. Alabama (8-0)

2. Georgia (8-0)

3. Ohio State (7-1)

4. Wisconsin (8-0)

5 Clemson (7-1)

6. Miami (7-0)

7. Penn State (7-1)

8. Notre Dame (7-1)

9. Oklahoma (7-1)

10. Oklahoma State (7-1)

11. Washington (7-1)

12. TCU (7-1)

13. Virginia Tech (7-1)

14. UCF (7-0)

15. Auburn (6-2)

16. Iowa State (6-2)

17. USC (7-2)

18. Stanford (6-2)

19. NC State (6-2)

20. LSU (6-2)

21. Memphis (7-1)

22 Mississippi State (6-2)

23. South Florida (7-1)

24. Michigan (6-2)

25. Arizona (6-2)

Trojans can continue this upwards trend if they emerge victorious over the Arizona Wildcats this weekend in a Top 25 showdown.