USC No. 4 In AP Top 25

The Associated Press poll is out and USC is fourth, of course. USC even got two first-place votes. Texas is No. 23. So maybe that game is a little better than anticipated. Full poll after the jump:

 

1
Alabama (52)
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

2

Points

1,513

2
Record: 11-2
6
1,414
3
Record: 10-3
8
1,396
4
USC (2)
Record: 10-3
3
1,325
5
Record: 14-1
1
1,201
6
Record: 11-3
7
1,196
7
Record: 11-2
5
1,170
8
Record: 12-2
4
1,150
9
Record: 11-3
9
926
10
Record: 10-3
11
889
11
Record: 10-3
10
881
12
Record: 8-5
24
880
13
Record: 8-4
13
784
14
Record: 10-3
12
695
15
Record: 8-5
690
16
Record: 9-4
21
629
17
Record: 9-4
14
624
18
Record: 9-4
20
492
19
Record: 11-2
19
327
20
Record: 9-4
317
21
Record: 10-4
16
240
22
Record: 10-3
18
207
23
Record: 5-7
173
24
Record: 8-5
133
25
Record: 9-4
22
114
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  • Peaceful Warrior

    Nice to see 4 PAC 12 teams in top 25. Who is missing?
    #facehugu #moraturneditdown

    • Michael Guarino

      I guess you didn’t hear, P.W.—–Mora called a press conference yesterday to announce that, if UCLA were voted anywhere in the top 50, the university would decline the honor —-and that goes for more than just 2017—-Mora says “the policy stays in effect for as long as I remain coach of the bruins!”

      • Rick S.

        Well first of all being ranked in the Top-50 is “not” an honor !

        Second, if that is the response from Mora then I just lost a lot of respect for him !!

        That’s a “loser” response (Reaction) so I guess a another horrid Bruin Football season is on the horizon…

        LoseOn

        • USC jojo

          You must be new here.

          • The USC Heisman 7

            Welcome to the jungle Rick S… Us USC peeps gotta have each others backs.. #4 is ok.. At least know who runs LA.

          • Michael Guarino

            The perfect “Inside USC” Induction Speech, Heisman Seven —-it needs to be copyrighted and re-sent to all new members…

        • Michael Guarino

          Sorry. Mora didn’t really say any of that. (I took the liberty of putting those words in his mouth —–I’m sure he understands).

          • Pudly76

            I understand!

          • Peaceful Warrior

            Training wheels

          • Michael Guarino

            Ha! Exactly. We’re just here to help.

          • steveg

            Really? I guess I will have to keep that in mind. Anyone heard from Fred lately?

          • Michael Guarino

            I think he was on yesterday.

      • Grammymb

        He knocked another 12 inches off the wall immediately after the press conference.

  • Fight On Forever!!

    Why don’t you share your ballot with us blogger? Don’t you want everyone to know that you have USC ranked at only #7. You have Penn State ranked ahead of them at #4. I seem to remember USC beating Penn State at the Rose Bowl. I know Penn State returns a lot of starters, but so does USC.

    You even have Oklahoma with a first-year head coach ranked ahead of USC even though they lost their two leading rushers and top receiver (a heisman finalist) from last season. You ding USC for supposedly not having quality receivers to replace JuJu and Darreus Rogers, but Oklahoma… No Problem!

    Guess you think Baker Mayfield can make up more for the players Oklahoma has lost more than Sam Darnold can for the ones USC has.

    • Rick S.

      If that is true then that “sucks” !

      Traders do that crap ?

      I have Alabama #1, OSU #2, Florida State #3, USC #4 and Clemson #5 (Because of their Defense) and then “Drop-Off” !!

      Anyone who ranks Penn State higher than the Trojans is in derelict of duty, and beside that is lame to the core…

      HOW STUPID !

      LameOn

      • steveg

        Just so you know, Wolfy has NEVER had a ballot that made any sense. He follows soccer in the UK closer than college football, and it shows.

  • Rick S.

    2 First-Place votes, it has been a long time !

    So at least there are a few Writers out there who believe in the Trojans !!!

    FightOn

    • Michael Guarino

      …and USC’s first place vote total will go up after the first weekend when Alabama or Florida State drops out of the top 5.

    • j metaphor

      You can bet one of them was that guy with the creepy eyebrows, Colin Cowherd

      • The USC Heisman 7

        3-8 and poor ruins cry for the peanut butter petition bowl.. Have grand day at your LGBTQ annual workshop. How to flip burgers in a pink thong! ✌

        • Michael Guarino

          I think you touched all the bases on this one.
          #AllCrammedIntoThreeSentences

          • j metaphor

            MG.
            From reading his past posts, I’ve always thought TSCHeisman was simply a dull tool with 3 or 4 attempted insults he remembered from Jr High and just kept repeating. Your post made me realize that he could actually just be an algorithm created by an evil 7th grader.

          • Michael Guarino

            I bet you anything Heisman Seven is getting a bigger kick out of reading that last sentence than you did writing it. As I hope you can tell from our comments, 7th grade was the best time of our lives—what was that line from Stand By Me? “You’ll never have better friends than the ones you had when you were ten”—or something like that. Consider us all ten —works for me. (By the way, when, as a single dad, I indulged my 4 year old son by taking him to see Stand By Me, I lifted him into the air before the movie so he could see the audience and said, “Do you see any other kid in here who’s 4 years old? I’m the only dad here dumb enough to bring such a small guy as you to see this movie”)….

  • rusoviet

    Bout right –

  • LamontRaymond

    You didn’t expect Texas to be in the Top 25 Scottie? Most did. That and the Stanford game will be the tightest of the year – relatively speaking.

    • USC jojo

      sw has USC #7 and Penn State #4

      • Pudly76

        Where’d he put Michigan?

        • 04Trojan

          Ha. Classic.

        • USC jojo

          #8

      • Michael Guarino

        I guess you’d have to think of Scott’s top 10 list as kind of “an outlier”….

        • steveg

          Did he have Boise St at #1? His ballot is annually a joke.

          • Michael Guarino

            Scott’s goal must be having fun with these things —-he KNOWS Oklahoma ain’t better than USC, but he doesn’t incorporate that knowledge into his rankings.

          • steveg

            I have often wondered if he incorporates knowledge into anything he writes on here.

          • Michael Guarino

            Scott sets out each morning to do one thing:
            Create controversy. He’s that friend you had in high school who was always gleefully setting you [and everybody else] up for trouble…..

        • Grammymb

          They throw out the high and low scores so his usually doesn’t count.

          • Michael Guarino

            Nice. I was hoping somebody would find a clever way of dragging us right back into the “Russia Olympic Judging Conspiracy”…..
            #DemsNeedSpecialCounselForScott

    • Uncle Rico

      So much for soft schedule. 2 top 25 teams in the first 3 weeks. Plus we play Utah and Washington State which are in top 25 in different polls. We do have the bye week when we play UCLA.

      • JustOwns

        Gosh wricki,

        Week 1: Cream Puff warm up game vs #1 Western Michigan @ the Crumbling Mausoleum

        Week 2:: Stanford at the CM..

        Week 3: Texas at the CM.

        Week 7: Utah at the CM.

        Smells like a bozo u cupcake schedule to me.

        • Uncle Rico

          Don’t let the facts get in your way. Take USC out of UCLA’s schedule and you guys don’t even make the top 20. Take UCLA out of USC’s schedule and we move up.

          Below are the top 25 toughest 2017 college football schedules as ranked by the ESPN FPI, followed by 26 through 130.

          1. California

          2. Georgia

          3. LSU

          4. Florida

          5. South Carolina

          6. USC

          7. Stanford

          8. UCLA

          9. Arizona State

          10. Georgia Tech

          11. Alabama

          12. Utah

          13. Florida State

          14. Mississippi State

          15. Vanderbilt

          16. Texas A&M

          17. NC State

          18. Oregon State

          19. Auburn

          20. Clemson

          21. Wake Forest

          22. Notre Dame

          23. Duke

          24. Texas Tech

          25. Maryland

          • JustOwns

            wricki my boy Here’s some facts:

            2017 bozo u FB schedule: 8 home games – no byes.

            If I were the Toejams, I’d definitely petition the Pac – 12 for a minimum of 2 retroactive byes to compensate for the extremely brutal, Andyain’twinning style, 2017 cream puff, 8 home game, FB schedule

            2017 UCLA FB schedule 6 home games.

          • Uncle Rico

            As mention we already have a bye we play UCLA.
            #50-0

          • JustOwns

            Alabama 52 – bozo u 6.

            bozo u elite losers.

  • Sas

    Todd McShay picks USC to win the National championship✌✌✌✌

  • Jack B

    ucla’s 8th in the Pac-12. Sounds about right.

    • Lunderful

      I’m going to the AZ – Ruin game in Tucson…..should be close!

      • The USC Heisman 7

        AZ is much better than advertised.. Ruins are in for a long season!.

        • Michael Guarino

          If UCLA blows their game against A&M, there is a distinct possibility that the quarterback, the rest of the team and the coaching staff will take the rest of the season off. I’m not joking.
          #Winless

          • Grammymb

            To the hot tub!

          • Michael Guarino

            …not a pretty thought….

          • Jack B

            I’m praying the Aggies take it to ucla again in the Rose Bowl, hopefully just like STAN did last year with a late score in Morton’s Corner.

            The Chimp’s press conference after the game will be a thing of beauty. Hopefully, he’ll bring Rosen along to regurgitate the brutal loss and somehow explain how the little gutties’ future still looks so bright.

          • Michael Guarino

            A neophyte only wishes that A&M wins the game (maybe, even wins it big). But the astute fan knows what another last second loss will do to the bruins —-and to Coach Flora. He won’t talk of bright futures —he’ll wait for the first reporter to look at him cross-eyed and launch into a Mike Tysonesque rage. It could rank up there with the “gentlemen, you won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” press conference……

          • marvgoux1

            They collapsed after that agonizing Stanford loss at home.

          • Jack B

            It was brutal. The camera panned to the deadened ucla crowd crawling away in their cars, dejected, but familiar with these outcomes at the Rose Bowl, where ucla is never allowed in Jan, because that is when the Rose Bowl is played.

          • Michael Guarino

            Oh, that’s sweet. How could anyone improve on that last clause in your last sentence?

          • Jack B

            That’s my favorite part too.

          • Michael Guarino

            Vintage Jack —- a healthy dose of condescension stated as a neutral fact…..Ah!

          • marvgoux1

            The whole team will pull a McCaffrey.

          • Michael Guarino

            That would be a wonderful thing to behold —-maybe it can happen as early as the second half of the A&M game: I’ve personally never seen a game where only one team comes out for the second half. Why shouldn’t UCLA, once again, be a trend setter?

          • marvgoux1

            Then Chancellor Block can announce in a hat tip to the University of Chicago that f uucla is giving up football to devote themselves to the pseudo-science of global warming.

          • Michael Guarino

            …and that he has appointed newly tenured Full Professor Jim Mora to lead a group of the top scientists from France in the effort….

          • JustOwns

            Goop is the current Toejam, Good Night Bishop Ussher Memorial Scholar, and President of the Republican sponsored, the “Earth is flat,” society.

          • j metaphor

            Don’t you worry your pretty little head about A & M Mikey, we will take care of those boys without breaking a sweat. You need to concern yourself with your game # 2. As far as I know, Stanford doesn’t plan to forfeit that game.

          • Michael Guarino

            Please watch the game in person, j. You’ll learn something about what it means to have Sam rather than Max at the helm. Stanford won’t forfeit —but they should.

      • marvgoux1

        Did you lose a bet?

  • Bruin 34

    Lol, y’all will drop out faster than a rocket!

    • steveg

      Wishful thinking but wrong as usual. Why are you here, aren’t there thousands posting on the little bruin blog?

    • The USC Heisman 7

      Put up or shut up.. Who will be higher at the end of the season USC or Ucla?
      $1000 says USC ..

      • Michael Guarino

        I know I don’t need to tell you this, Heisman Seven, but you won’t be getting any bruin replies off this post…
        #It’sGonnaGetVery,VeryQuietAroundHere

        • The USC Heisman 7

          Lol.. I know…

          • Michael Guarino

            You probably drained all troll adrenaline until later in the week…..or, at least, until tomorrow……

      • j metaphor

        Better check with Mom to see if she will lend you any more money before you make those silly bets.

        • The USC Heisman 7

          I don’t need mommy’s money.. Especially when you make a high 6 plus income..but I gather you have never made that much working for Burger World.. Beat it you flaming cockroach!

  • j metaphor

    Remember The Alamo (and the last time SoCal was ranked in the top Four pre-season)

    • The USC Heisman 7

      12 nattys to .5 .I’d keep quiet for bit or until you have 13 NCs to chirp about.. Enjoy another year at the Kraft Hunger Petition Bowl.. #Acrap.. ✌

      • Jack B

        You’re talking to wimp boy, one of the all-time Troll idiots. little gutties don’t know anything about football rankings because they’re never ranked.

        They know a lot about petitions though because they’re always begging to get into crap bowls.

        • The USC Heisman 7

          Lol.. Gotta keep.the clowns in check!

        • j metaphor

          So you don’t remember when you were last pre-season #1?
          It probably was the worst rank tank in NCAA history.
          #ABarrdownsMatty

          • Jack B

            USC was in the middle of probation sanctions wimp boy. Any fool knew we didn’t have the nation’s #1 team at the time. Some fools like you bought it because USC has been ranked #1 so many times, it’s hard to keep track.

            Still, I like to remember the time Barr was weeping hysterically after the game. It was such a cool shot of a little gutty in pain, so common, yet so touching at the same time.

          • hoohoolianFUCLA

            I don’t remember the last time UGLY was the pre-season #1, that’s for sure…

      • marvgoux1

        We have 4 of those .5 nattys.

        • JustOwns

          bozo u has a bunch of toilet paper FB NC’s voted, voted ,voted by competing chump change FB organizations in the 1920’s, 30,’s 60’s and 70’s and of course the FB NC Emperor Garrett arbitrarily bestowed on the ripple and puke. LOL.

          Alabama 52 – bozos 6.

  • Arturo

    I think Penn St. drops and that they were a 1 hit wonder. I think Norte Dame in underrated; the Irish always recruit well and are talented.

  • Grammymb

    There’s 9 delusional voters out there somewhere.

  • Michael Guarino

    Not to worry, 7 —As a wise man once said, “Us USC peeps gotta have each others’ backs.”

    • j metaphor

      I think you meant “creeps” right?
      Damn spell check……

  • Trojan96

    Where can we find Scott’s top 25 list?