In the latest Associated Press poll released Sunday, the USC Trojans dropped to No. XX following its 30-27 loss on the road to Washington State. The loss snapped their 13-game winning streak, which dated back to last season.
The Trojans received 713 votes, and sit behind No. 13 Miami and ahead of No. 15 Oklahoma State.
USC is ranked No. 15 in the Week 6 Amway Coaches Poll.
The Trojans are no longer the highest ranked Pac-12 team, as Washington jumped ahead of them and are now ranked No. 6. Washington State and Utah are also ranked at No. 11 and No. 20, respectively.
USC’s highest rating this year was No. 4 after its dominating win over Stanford in Week 2.
The Trojans could not quite get over the hump against the Cougars as the teams traded scores and stops all game. QB Luke Falk was able to outplay USC QB Sam Darnold all game and the Trojans defense couldn’t get enough third down stops.
USC has 8 days to recover before hoping Oregon State (1-4) next Saturday at the Coliseum. The Trojans are dealing with a rash of injuries to key players and will not have a bye week until Thanksgiving weekend.
The Trojans will then host Utah in Los Angeles, a team that could give them fits, especially if the Trojans aren’t fully healthy. After Utah, the Trojans will travel to South Bend, Ind. to take on Notre Dame is what should be a fantastic matchup.
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