McLEAN, Va. -- Auburn picked up two more first-place votes but remained third in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, released Sunday.
Top-ranked Southern California (10-0) received 48 of the 61
first-place votes and 1,510 points overall. The Trojans, who
were idle Saturday, close the season with games against Notre
Dame and UCLA.
Oklahoma (11-0) rolled to a 35-0 rout of Baylor and received
seven first-place votes; it got eight last week. The Sooners,
who will play in the Big 12 championship game, also are ahead of
Auburn (11-0) in the BCS rankings.
Auburn has six first-place votes and is four points behind
Oklahoma in the coaches' poll. The Tigers posted a 21-13
victory over rival Alabama on Saturday and will play in the
Southeastern Conference title game.
Utah (11-0) completed an unbeaten regular season with a 52-21
rout of Brigham Young. One of five unbeaten Division I-A teams, the Mountain West Conference power stayed at No. 6 and might
play in a BCS bowl game.
Boise State (10-0) of the Western Athletic Conference also
remained unbeaten, with a 55-14 victory over Louisiana Tech. The
Broncos moved up two spots to No. 10.
California (9-1) remained at No. 4 after a 41-6 rout of
Stanford. Idle Texas (9-1) is fifth.
Georgia (8-2) and Louisville (8-1) each moved up three spots -- to
seventh and eighth, respectively. Miami (8-2) ascended four
places to No. 9.
Michigan (9-2) lost to Ohio State, 37-21, but still will go to
the Rose Bowl because Wisconsin (9-2) was beaten by Iowa, 30-7.
Michigan dropped six spots to 13th, and Wisconsin slipped nine
places to No. 18. Iowa (9-2) moved up three spots to 14th.
Virginia Tech (8-2) is 11th, followed by Louisiana State (8-2),
Michigan, Iowa, Tennessee (8-2), Virginia (8-2), Florida
State (8-3), Wisconsin, Boston College (8-2) and Arizona
State (8-2). Florida State dropped nine places after losing
to unranked Florida.
West Virginia (8-2), Texas A&M (7-3), Oklahoma State (7-3),
Bowling Green (8-2) and Texas El-Paso (8-2) complete the Top 25.