Tuesday Sept 2, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Southern California is Number 1 in The
Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. The Trojans jumped
two spots from their preaseason ranking on the strength of a
dominant performance on the road against a BCS conference opponent.
USC opened with a 52-7 victory at Virginia.
Georgia and Ohio State each dropped a spot to second and third,
respectively, following easy wins at home over lesser programs.
Oklahoma and Florida also got first-place votes and continue to round out the first five.
Missouri and LSU also picked up a first-place mention and remain
sixth and seventh, while West Virginia still checks in at Number 8.
Clemson is the casualty of the week, dropping out of the poll
from Number 9 after a loss to Alabama. The Crimson Tide vault from
24th to 13th on the strength of that victory.