Alabama's big win over MS didn't keep Clemson from cutting into its lead in The Associated Press college football poll.
Washington State (5-0, 2-0) upset No. 5 USC Friday night at Martin Stadium 30-27 to beat a top-five team for the first time in 14 years. There are still a lot of games for both schools to play before that point, but it would be a remarkable game for the Pac-12 Conference if the rivalry game finally meant something on a national stage (again).
1, receiving 58 of the 64 first-place votes.
On the last weekend of September, things started to shake out a bit among the top teams in the FBS.
With its loss to the Cougars, USC (4-1, 2-1) fell to No. 14.
The Huskies demolished Oregon State 42-7 on Saturday, but they stayed pat in the poll and bypassed by Georgia, which moved up two spots to No. 5 in the spot previously held by USC.
Alabama (5-0) remained No. 1 in both polls and was followed in the AP rankings by No. 2 Clemson (5-0), No. 3 Oklahoma (4-0) and No. 4 Penn State (5-0).
WSU also reached No. 11 in the USA Today Amway Coaches Top 25 poll. 2 and 3 respectively.