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AP Top 25: USC moves into top 5 for 1st hour dated inside 5 years

AP Top 25: USC moves into top 5 for 1st hour dated inside 5 years

Southern California moved into the top five of The Associated Press college football poll Sunday for the earliest hour dated inside five years.

Georgia received 62 of the 63 first-place votes inside the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank while the top quartet teams held their places following playing varying degrees of near games Saturday.

No. 2 Ohio State received the other first-place vote. Michigan was No. 3 again, followed by TCU.

The fifth-ranked Trojans edged up place of set of two spots following a thrilling victory opposed to competitor UCLA. The last hour dated USC was ranked inside the top five was September of 2017, when it started at No. 4 nevertheless spent most of the hour dated ranked inside the teens earlier to finishing 12th.

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Lincoln Riley™s earliest hour dated while USC bus has produced one of the finest turnarounds inside the country, accompanied by the Trojans going from quartet wins to 10, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the regular-season finale opposed to No. 13 Notre Dame accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a Pac-12 championship game still to go.

If you would have told me at the extremity of last hour dated I would exist here now accompanied by this category of guys accompanied by every one one other accompanied by actuality intelligent to amuse oneself for a championship, I would have called you a deceased liar. Just actuality completely honest, USC fourth-year receiver Kyle Ford told reporters following the UCLA game. I™m fair so thankful for everyone on this team.

LSU stayed at No. 6. Clemson moved up place of set of two spots to No. 7. Alabama held at eighth accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Tennessee dropped quartet spots to No. 9 following getting upset inside a blowout at South Carolina.

In their 63-38 victory, the Gamecocks scored additional points opposed to a top-five team while an unranked team than some inside the history of the AP poll.

Oregon rounded not here the top 10 following the Ducks hit Utah inside the Pac-12²s other marquee game on Saturday night.

POLL POINTS

Georgia place a educational organization record accompanied by its 10th appearance at No. 1 this season. Last year the Bulldogs had nine No. 1s, the most inside educational organization history.

Georgia has been at No. 1 a total of 34 times, tying Michigan for 12th most inside the history of the AP poll, which dates to 1936.

Southern California is a top-five team for the 283rd hour dated inside poll history. That™s seventh most, 13 behind Nebraska.

The top five at actuality top five: Alabama (451), Oklahoma (430), Ohio State (418), Notre Dame (318) accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Michigan (306).

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Texas, again.

The 24th-ranked Longhorns, who started the hour dated unranked, have moved into the Top 25 quartet times. They haven™t managed to carry on accompanied by to exist there for additional than place of set of two weeks.

A blowout victory opposed to Kansas pushed the Longhorns spine into the rankings while they head inside the way of a hour dated finale opposed to Baylor.

OUT

Oklahoma State lost its rivalry game opposed to Oklahoma to permit let fall to 7-4 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by not here of the rankings again.

CONFERENCE CALL

Pac-12 ” 6 (Nos. 5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 22).

SEC ” 5 (Nos. 1, 6, 8, 9, 20).

ACC ” 3 (Nos. 7, 16, 18).

American ” 3 (Nos. 19, 21, 25).

Big Ten ” 3 (Nos. 2, 3, 11).

Big 12 ” 3 (Nos. 4, 15, 24).

Sun Belt ” 1 (No. 23).

Independent ” 1 (No. 13).

RANKED vs. RANKED

Rivalry weekend™s highest stakes games:

” No. 19 Tulane at No. 21 Cincinnati, Friday. The winner hosts the AAC championship game.

” No. 10 Oregon at No. 22 Oregon State. First hour dated since 2012 both are ranked.

” No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State. The finest combined ranking inside the centre of the place of set of two were excessively 2-3 heading into the 2016, decided inside overtime by a fourth-down spot.

” No. 13 Notre Dame at No. 5 USC. First hour dated both have been ranked since 2017.

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