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College football rankings: USC falls out of AP top 25

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USC beat Minnesota on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Trojans in the top 25 of the Associated Press college football poll.

The Trojans, who were ranked No. 25 in the AP preseason poll, fell out of Tuesday's Week 1 poll following their 19-17 victory over the Golden Gophers. USC, which is considered among the best teams in the Pac-12, received 69 votes, placing it behind Arizona State and Auburn among teams that failed to crack the top 25.

LSU, which defeated Oregon, 40-27, in the biggest first-week matchup of the season, jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 as the Ducks fell 10 spots to No. 13. Oklahoma stayed in the top spot while Alabama, previously ranked No. 2, fell to No. 3.

Defending national champion Auburn fell out of the top 25 on the heels of its 42-38 victory over Utah State.

Click on the thread to see this week's rankings:

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 Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 119, Auburn 85, USC 69, Georgia 52, Northwestern 40, Maryland 34, BYU 33, Iowa 29, Houston 27, Utah 24, Notre Dame 22, Michigan 17, Air Force 11, Pittsburgh 11, UCF 10, N.C. State 8, Hawaii 6, Tennessee 6, Arizona 5, N. Illinois 5, Southern Miss. 4, Clemson 1, Georgia Tech 1.

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-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: USC tight end Randall Telfer dives but comes up short on a catch during the third quarter of the Trojans' 19-17 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

 
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