September 15, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; A Stanford Cardinal fan holds up a sign mentioning former quarterback Andrew Luck (not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the Southern California Trojans at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal defeated the Trojans 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Fansided Top 25: USC Loss Brings Shake-Up

Stanford catapulted in the Fansided Top 25 this week, the result of the Cardinal’s defeat of previously No. 2 USC. The Trojans dropped to No. 12, passing Stanford on its ascent to No. 10. Another implication of USC’s loss — and its 52-0 win over SEC West rival Arkansas — is Alabama receiving every first place. The Crimson Tide is the first unanimous No. 1 selection in the Fansided Top 25′s brief history.

The SEC’s dominance is exhibited in LSU trailing Alabama at No. 2, with Georgia checking in at 5, South Carolina at 8, Florida ascending to 15 and Mississippi State entering the poll for the first time. The Pac-12 and Big 12 are the next most well represented conference, with No. 3 Oregon leading the five-team contingent for the Pac, and No. 6 Oklahoma topping the Big 12. Oregon State was the last team out, and Iowa State was among those receiving votes.

Rank Team Record Points (1st Place)
1. Alabama 3-0 525 (21)
2. LSU 3-0 500
3. Oregon 3-0 478
4. Florida State 3-0 445
5. Georgia 3-0 433
6. Oklahoma 3-0 428
7. West Virginia 3-0 387
8. South Carolina 3-0 379
9. Clemson 3-0 339
10. Stanford 3-0 304
11. Texas 3-0 299
12. USC 2-1 271
13. Notre Dame 3-0 270
14. Kansas State 3-0 266
15. Florida 3-0 244
16. Ohio State 3-0 228
17. TCU 2-0 189
18. UCLA 3-0 156
19. Michigan 2-1 133
20. Louisville 3-0 123
21. Michigan State 2-1 103
22. Arizona 3-0 93
23. Mississippi State 3-0 44
24. Nebraska 2-1 44
25. Georgia Tech 2-1 16

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State 15, Oklahoma State 8, Virginia Tech 8, Boise State 7, Missouri 7, Northwestern 7, Baylor 5, Iowa State 5, Ohio 5, Rutgers 3, Tennessee 2

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