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USC falls in poll rankings

By Star-Advertiser staff


Even the 49-10 victory over Hawaii Saturday wasn't enough to keep Southern California from being overtaken by Alabama for No. 1 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 football poll announced today.

Alabama, which beat Michigan, 41-14, replaced USC in the top spot receiving 45 first-place votes, an improvement of 28 from the previous week, compared to the Trojans' 11.

Third-place Louisiana State received four first-place votes.

The AP said it was the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings.

Meanwhile, Boise State dropped out of the Top 25 after its loss to Michigan State.

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Ripoff wrote:
Bama vs. SC for the National Championship game. Bama will come out with the win 31-14
on September 4,2012 | 08:03AM
bullturd wrote:
Our makule MacDonalds gang predicted that Alabama would be #1 and USC #11. Maybe we should do point spreads. Hahahaha
on September 4,2012 | 08:05AM
kaleo_1 wrote:
LSU is overrated
on September 4,2012 | 08:12AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
So I guess we beat USC after all. Just by showing up we dropped their status in the polls.
on September 4,2012 | 08:18AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Yup. We did our job!
on September 4,2012 | 08:34AM
allie wrote:
USC dropped in polls because they played such a ridiculously bad team this weekend.
on September 4,2012 | 01:43PM
Bdpapa wrote:
No, they were not able to blow UH outa the stadium. You was there, you saw the game.
on September 4,2012 | 02:08PM
byroshay wrote:
No because Alabama beat the eigth ranked team in the nation Michigan.
on September 4,2012 | 06:42PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yes and USC couldnʻt run up the score.
on September 4,2012 | 08:18PM
rtabata wrote:
I totally disagree. Hawaii does not have a "bad" team at all. They tried their best and played a clean game. UH just happened to play a better team that has star players, unlimited resources (it seems, compared to UH), and a Heisman candidate. If you recall, our team is rebuilding, almost from scratch. Give our players a break and some respect!
on September 4,2012 | 03:17PM
byroshay wrote:
That is such a stupid statement. Typical ignorance from a homer. Hahahaha
on September 4,2012 | 06:43PM
E_Ogawa wrote:
But they moved up in the USA Today Coaches poll to number two. Go figure. So who're the better assessors, the sports writers or the coaches?
on September 4,2012 | 08:34AM
Sunny wrote:
on September 4,2012 | 11:50AM
Anonymous wrote:
USC allowed us to convert 7 of 16 3rd downs and only converted 4 of 14 themselves. Our 20 first downs matched their 20 first downs. For the most part we stopped their rushing attack. Oregon and Mariota will take them.
on September 4,2012 | 08:42AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Interesting stats Anon. Which also begs the question-- how'd UH lose sooo bad!?!?!
on September 4,2012 | 10:47AM
DanielO wrote:
UH lost because of the big plays resulting from breakdowns - I think USC dropped because it looked like Kiffin wanted to "pad the stats" by keeping many of the starters in for some of the third quarter . . . and based on the stats . . . they did not get padded at all
on September 4,2012 | 11:12AM
bobbob wrote:
^ Bingo. If you judge UH's performance solely by the score, you're making a mistake. UH didn't do as badly as they should have, and USC didn't play as well as you'd expect a #1 ranked team to.
on September 4,2012 | 05:23PM
onemorebeer wrote:
they didnt need to convert on third down cause they scored two touchdowns on fourth down anyways...
on September 4,2012 | 11:30AM
Pookie_Baby wrote:
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on September 4,2012 | 08:55AM
kahu808 wrote:
I wouldn't respond to the troll. He gets his jollies by making people nuha. If you respond to him, it empowers him. He and allie are narcissists.
on September 4,2012 | 09:26AM
EwaWarrior wrote:
More SEC bias!!!!
on September 4,2012 | 09:16AM
frings wrote:
The Ducks will break the trojans.
on September 4,2012 | 09:23AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
I am glad to see that 'Bama overtook USC in the rankings. 'Bama's Nick Saban showed class in not going for another touchdown in scoring position but instead opted to run the clock out. That is typical of him. He will throw in his second and third string players if he is scoring a lot of points. USC's Lane Kiffin, on the other hand, tries to run up the score like he did with UH when he tried to drive for a core during the last fifteen seconds of the first half even with a dominating lead. USC is in yet another scandal. I do not think that they will remain number two for long. Hawaii can take consolation in knowing that they kept toe to toe with a team that was stacked with blue chip players when it came down to conversions.
on September 4,2012 | 09:46AM
Sunny wrote:
USC didn't try to runup the score they played their reserves in the 4th quarter.
on September 4,2012 | 11:53AM
NITRO08 wrote:
They play the reserves 3/4 ways into the 4th quarter. June used to take Colt OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 3RD QUARTER WHEN THEY WERE AHEAD BY ALOT.
on September 4,2012 | 12:44PM
Bentoboy wrote:
Bummas for USC.
on September 4,2012 | 10:29AM
kainalu wrote:
Did anyone else notice that Kid Kiffin started going for 2 pt conversions after the 3rd TD, still in the 1st quarter? He also went for it on 4th down, even though they were well within FG range. The kid was trying to embarass and bury us. He's a disgrace. Hopefully, the cheating by the University of Serial Cheaters gets adjudicated sooner rather than later.
on September 4,2012 | 10:31AM
beatlesrock wrote:
USC's kicker got injured, did you watch the game on mute??
on September 4,2012 | 10:52AM
kennie1933 wrote:
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on September 4,2012 | 11:05AM
NITRO08 wrote:
on September 4,2012 | 12:45PM
byroshay wrote:
No it's well within the rules. So no one should have a problem with it.
on September 4,2012 | 06:46PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
That's what you get for not covering the spread....
on September 4,2012 | 10:46AM
kainalu wrote:
Ouch. Sounds like someone gave the points. :)
on September 4,2012 | 11:42AM
wlsc wrote:
but uh better than and would beat michigan!!
on September 4,2012 | 01:16PM
allie wrote:
Bama is far better than USC. But falling in the standing shows how poorly UH is thought of. Critics think USC should have won by more points. Yikes!
on September 4,2012 | 01:42PM
Bdpapa wrote:
You sure, you went to the game?
on September 4,2012 | 02:11PM
byroshay wrote:
No it's because Bama beat a higher ranked team by a decisive margin of victory. Has nothing to do what the pollsters think of UH.
on September 4,2012 | 06:48PM
Fred01 wrote:
The Boise State comment is random.
on September 4,2012 | 04:26PM
ready2go wrote:
USC is good but not great! They're over-rated at this point of the season. They don't even belong in the top 10. Not powerful and dominating enough.
on September 5,2012 | 08:32AM
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