Found September 04, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES -- Clearly a 35-0 halftime lead and a 39-point win aren't enough to hold onto the No. 1 spot, at least according to the voters of the AP Poll. With the newest poll released Tuesday now former No. 1 USC (1-0) fell to the No. 2 spot in favor of Alabama (1-0). The Crimson Tide were a 41-14 winner over Michigan on Saturday in the Cowboys Classic. USC head coach Lane Kiffin, who gave up his vote in the coaches' poll before the start of the season, says he doesn't care about the poll but he supports the AP voters' decision. "I would agree with that. I didn't watch any of the (Michigan vs Alabama) game," Kiffin said. "From what I heard they played a really good Michigan team in a big matchup and played really well, so whatever." Alabama received 45 first-place votes in the AP poll. USC received 11 first-place votes and LSU received four. The loss dropped Michigan (0-1) 11 spots to No. 19. Rounding out the top five is No. 3 LSU ...
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