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USC moves to No. 7 in today's AP and USA Today coaches' polls

September 27, 2009 | 11:32 am

Despite being booed at the Coliseum for its sloppy play Saturday night, USC took advantage of major upsets in the top 10 to move up to No. 7 in today's Associated Press and USA Today coaches' polls.

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USC's 27-6 win over Washington State was good enough to push the Trojans up five poll spots in the AP and three in the coaches' index.

The other big winner this weekend was Boise State, which rose three spots in each poll to No. 5.

The top nine in both polls is identical: Florida, Texas, Alabama, LSU, Boise State, Virginia Tech, USC, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

The AP poll has Cincinnat at No. 10 while the coaches' poll has Texas Christian.

Cal, a 42-3 loser at Oregon, dropped from No. 6 to No. 24 in the AP and from No. 6 to No. 19 in the coaches' poll.

Oregon dropped out of the polls after an opening loss at Boise State but is No. 16 this week in the AP and No. 25 in USA Today. The Ducks have rebounded from the Boise loss with wins against Purdue, Utah and Cal.

UCLA, the only undefeated team left in the Pacific 10 Conference, is still not ranked but receiving votes in both indexes.

The first Harris poll will be released later today. The USA Today and Harris indexes are used in the BCS standings formula, along with a computer component.

The AP poll:

1. Florida (55), 4-0, 1,490 points, (previous rank: 1)
2. Texas (1), 4-0, 1,420, (2)
3. Alabama (4), 4-0, 1,400 (3)
4. LSU, 4-0, 1,225 (7)
5. Boise St., 4-0, 1,203 (8)
6. Virginia Tech, 3-1, 1,190 (11)
7. USC, 3-1, 998 (12)
8. Oklahoma, 2-1, 979 (10)
9. Ohio St., 3-1, 957 (13)
10. Cincinnati, 4-0, 946 (14)
11. TCU, 3-0, 896 (15)
12. Houston, 3-0, 844 (17)
13. Iowa, 4-0, 788 (unranked)
14. Oklahoma St., 3-1, 591 (16)
15. Penn St., 3-1, 470 (5)
16. Oregon,3-1, 462 (unranked)
17. Miami, 2-1, 452 (9)
18. Georgia, 3-1, 418 (21)
18. Kansas, 4-0, 418 (20)
20. BYU, 3-1, 349 (19)
21. Mississippi, 2-1,340 (4)
22. Michigan, 4-0, 271 (23)
23. Nebraska, 3-1, 256 (25)
24. California, 3-1, 206 (6)
25. Georgia Tech, 3-1, 185 (unranked)

Others receiving votes: Missouri 175, Auburn 171, South Carolina 154, South Florida 145, UCLA 41, Utah 25, Wisconsin 20, Notre Dame 7, Arizona St. 4, North Carolina 2, Stanford 2.   

-- Chris Dufresne  

Photo: Tim Tebow and Florida are still No. 1. Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty Images

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