A loss to the Stanford Cardinal spells a steep drop in the latest AP Poll for the USC Trojans, who fall from No. 2 in the rankings to No. 13 and, like the rest of the nation, continue to chase the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide.
For their victory, the Cardinal see a 12-spot jump, moving from No. 21 last weekend to No. 9 in the third regular season iteration of the AP Poll.
Again, the two Pac-12 schools and the rest of the country are chasing the SEC, as they deposit three teams in the top five, including the No. 1 Tide, No. 2 LSU Tigers and No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs. Alabama grabbed 58 of the available 60 first-place votes, with LSU securing the last two.
Oregon claims the No. 3 spot in this week's poll.
Here's this week's entire AP Poll Top 25:
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State 68, Baylor 55, Northwestern 41, Ohio 20, Rutgers 19, Oklahoma State 19, Iowa State 15, Virginia Tech 13, Cincinnati 9, Tennessee 6, Wisconsin 5, Texas Tech 5, Missouri 4, Texas A&M 4, Georgia Tech 3, Fresno State 2, Utah 1