USC Drops to 12
New York, NY - Southern California dropped nine spots and out of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll and Washington moved into the rankings for the first time in six years.
A day after the Huskies upset the Trojans on a late field goal, USC fell from No. 3 to No. 12 on Sunday. The Trojans became the second preseason top-five team to lose in the first three weeks of the season. Preseason No. 3 Oklahoma lost its opener to BYU.
No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Texas have held firm to their spots all season. No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Mississippi each moved up a spot this week. Penn State remained No. 5.
BYU dropped the farthest, 12 spots to 19th after a 54-28 home loss to Florida State, which moved back into the rankings. Washington is No. 24.
Posted: 9/20/09 9:45PM ET