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College Football Rankings, Week 4: Stanford Climbs To No. 9 After Upset Win Over USC

On the strength of their upset victory over the USC Trojans at home, the Stanford Cardinal enjoyed a 12-spot bump up in the AP Poll, climbing from No. 21 to No. 9 in the latest set of rankings.

Stanford's 21-14 victory over the Trojans also spelled a 11-spot drop for the formerly No. 2 USC, which falls all the way to No. 13.

Both teams continue to chase the SEC, which deposits four teams in the top 10 and three in the top five - the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, the No. 2 LSU Tigers and the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs.

The Trojans' and Cardinal's fellow Pac-12 combatant, the Oregon Ducks, move up to No. 3, taking over the spot from USC, but did not recieve any of the poll's 60 first-place votes. Alabama received 58 and LSU claimed the other two.

The Pac-12 also lands in the poll with the UCLA Bruins at No. 19 and the Arizona Wildcats at No. 22.

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