Alabama tops poll, USC down to No. 2

After a win over the Michigan Wolverines, the Alabama Crimson Tide moves in to the No. 1 spot in the AP and coaches’ polls. USC was previously ranked No. 1 but was recently pushed to No. 2.

Alabama beat Michigan 41-14 on Saturday and showed the nation the current BCS champions are ready to take back the top spot in the polls. According to The Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama has been No. 1 at some point in the AP poll for the past five years.

USC beat Hawaii 49-10 in the opener on Saturday. Although they fell a spot in the AP poll, they moved from 3 to 2 in the coaches’ poll.

“It doesn’t matter,” USC quarterback Matt Barkley told the LA Times. “I don’t care. A ranking doesn’t motivate me. I think being perfect is what motivates us. And the rankings and all that other stuff will fall into place.”

Matt Barkley threw for 372 yards and completed 4 touchdowns, one of which was a 75-yard pass to Marqise Lee. Barkley is starting his senior season on the Heisman watch list.

With Alabama and USC topping the polls, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma will fill out the top 5 for this week.


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