In the latest Associated Press poll released Sunday, the USC Trojans dropped 10 spots to No. 21 after their embarrassing 49-14 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend. Once the Trojans fell behind by four touchdowns by halftime, the writing was on the wall.
The Trojans (6-2) received 319 votes to fall just behind No. 20 Stanford and ahead of No. 22 West Virginia.
USC is ranked No. 21 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll. The Trojans plummeted after losing to Notre Dame in the second-largest margin of victory in a Notre Dame win in the rivalry’s history.
The Trojans are the lowest ranked Pac-12 team, trailing No. 12 Washington, No. 15 Washington State and No. 20 Stanford. Washington State blanked Colorado 28-0 in Pullman on Saturday. Both Washington and Stanford were on a bye.
USC’s highest rating this season was No. 4 after its dominating win against Stanford in Week 2.
The Trojans face another tough opponent on Saturday, as they travel to Tempe to face the suddenly-dangerous Arizona State Sun Devils on Oct. 28.
USC then is scheduled to play at home against Arizona on Nov. 4 and at Colorado on Nov. 11. The regular-season finale is Nov. 18 at home against UCLA.
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