AP and Coaches choose USC No. 1

What’s the thrashing of Virginia worth? It’s worth enough first place votes to put USC atop both the new AP and coaches poll. The position will likely be held through next week, with the Trojans having a bye, and both Georgia and Ohio State still battling lightweights. But it sets up that September 13th meeting with the Buckeyes in Los Angeles, where the winner may solidify a No. 1 ranking and carry it a long way.

The Bruins were rewarded for their upset of Tennessee, appearing in the AP top 25 at No. 23. Tennessee dropped out of the top 25 in both the AP and coaches poll. Clemson, Michigan, and Virginia Tech were also dropped by the AP, with the coaches keeping only Clemson(22) of the bunch. Pittsburgh was also dropped by both polls, and South Carolina (24) and Utah (22,23) make their first appearance.

Associated Press

1. USC (21) 1-0
2. Georgia (20) 1-0
3. Ohio State (15) 1-0
4. Oklahoma (2) 1-0
5. Florida (5) 1-0
6. Missouri (1) 1-0
7. LSU (1) 1-0
8. West Virginia 1-0
9. Auburn 1-0
10. Texas 1-0
11. Wisconsin 1-0
12. Texas Tech 1-0
13. Alabama 1-0
14. Kansas 1-0
15. Arizona State 1-0
15. Brigham Young 1-0
17. South Florida 1-0
18. Oregon 1-0
19. Penn State 1-0
20. Wake Forest 1-0
21. Fresno State 1-0
22. Utah 1-0
23. UCLA 1-0
24. Illinois 0-1
24. South Carolina 1-0

Others Receiving Votes

Clemson 143, East Carolina 108, California 91, Boston College 36, Florida State 36, Cincinnati 35, Tennessee 30, Boise State 19, Bowling Green 17, Virginia Tech 14, Connecticut 9, Rutgers 6, Kentucky 5, Nebraska 4, Oklahoma State 3, TCU 2, Arizona 2, North Carolina 1, Notre Dame 1, Miami (FL) 1, Tulsa 1.

USA Today’s Coaches Poll

1. USC (23) 1-0
2. Georgia (20) 1-0
3. Ohio State (10) 1-0
4. Oklahoma (2) 1-0
5. Florida (3) 1-0
6. LSU (3) 1-0
7. Missouri 1-0
8. West Virginia 1-0
9. Texas 1-0
10. Auburn 1-0
11. Wisconsin 1-0
12. Kansas 1-0
13. Texas Tech 1-0
14. Arizona State 1-0
15. Brigham Young 1-0
16. Oregon 1-0
17. Alabama 1-0
18. South Florida 1-0
19. Penn State 1-0
20. Wake Forest 1-0
21. Fresno State 1-0
22. Clemson 0-1
23. Utah 1-0
24. South Carolina 1-0
25. Illinois 0-1

Others Receiving Votes
UCLA 91, California 79, East Carolina 56, Tennessee 56, Boston College 36, Florida State 29, Virginia Tech 25, Boise State 24, Kentucky 20, TCU 15, Connecticut 13, Cincinnati 13, Nebraska 12, Arizona 8, Oklahoma State 5, Notre Dame 4, Colorado 3, Georgia Tech 2, Bowling Green 2, Miami (FL) 1, Stanford 1, Tulsa 1, UCF 1.

Dropped From Rankings
Virginia Tech 15, Tennessee 18, Michigan 24.

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~ by Anthony on September 2, 2008.

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