POSTED: 7:40 a.m. HST, Sep 4, 2012
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.