USC drops out of top 10 after loss to Stanford
The USC Trojans were upset by the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night, sending them down more than 10 slots in both the AP and USA Today Coaches’ polls.
Following USC’s 21-14 defeat, the Trojans fell to 13th in the AP poll and 12th in the USA Today Coaches’ poll. They are the highest ranked team with at least one loss, five spots ahead of Michigan in both polls. In total, there are five team with one loss in the AP poll and six in the USA Today Coaches’ poll.
USC’s drop led to a shakeup at the top of the rankings, as LSU moved up to no. 2 and Oregon moved up to No. 3. The Ducks are now the highest rated team in the Pac-12. Stanford improved to No. 9 in the AP poll and No. 11 in the Coaches’ poll, one spot ahead of the Trojans.
Other ranked Pac-12 teams include UCLA, No. 19 in AP and USA Today Coaches’ poll, and Arizona, No. 22 in AP poll and No. 21 in USA Today Coaches’ poll.
The Trojans will try to keep their slim championship hopes alive starting Saturday in a home game against the Cal Golden Bears. Cal fell to 1-2 on Saturday after a 35-28 loss to the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes, but kept the game close until the final minutes of regulation.