USC likely will lose its 2004 BCS championship, but its Associated Press title appears safe.
"The 2004 poll stands," AP sports editor Terry Taylor confirmed in an e-mail Friday to the Los Angeles Times. "The poll is intended to measure on-field performance. If teams are allowed to play, they're allowed to be ranked and USC certainly played in 2004."
USC beat Oklahoma in the BCS title game on Jan. 4, 2005.
The BCS likely will force USC to vacate its national championship. BCS ...
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