The Trojans may have been shocked after getting dismantled by Oregon on Saturday, but their subsequent dropp in the BCS standings couldn’t have come as much of a surprise.
After getting rocked 47-20 in Autzen Stadium, USC fell from No. 5 to No. 12 in the BCS rankings. Oregon now has the inside track to the Rose Bowl, but the Trojans may still qualify for an at-large BCS bid if they win their remaining four games and stay in the top 14.
The Ducks moved up two spots thanks to their impressive effort, from No. 10 to No. 8. Oregon did not jump Boise State (No.7), however, who handed the Ducks their only loss in the first game of the season.
Florida remains the top-rated team in the nation, while Texas is the new No. 2, jumping Alabama, who now sits at No. 3.
Iowa held onto the No. 4 ranking, despite playing poorly for most of its win over Indiana. Cincinnati jumped up to No. 5, bypassing Boise State and TCU (No. 6). LSU and Georgia Tech round out the top 10.