The AP and Coaches’ Poll has just been released for Week 5, and the Trojans have slipped to #9. With the five other upsets in the top 25 that occurred Saturday, we got a little leeway, especially because #3, #4, and #9 all lost, giving us a few extra spots.
The breakdown of the teams in front of us: 4 are in the Big 12, 2 in the SEC, and then Penn State and BYU. It seems that the teams in the Big 12 and SEC may beat each other up, giving us a shot to rise in the polls. We will see how this all plays out, but I am sure, there is an inevitability that there will be more problems with the BCS [non]-playoff process.