USC football: Trojans ranked No. 15 in AP poll

Steve Sarkisian
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian looks on during a team a practice session on Aug. 4.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

USC is ranked No. 15 in the preseason Associated Press media poll, which was released Sunday.

Florida State is the top-ranked team, Alabama second, Oregon third, Oklahoma fourth and Ohio State fifth.

UCLA is ranked No. 7.

Los Angeles Times reporters do not vote in the poll.


USC, coming off a 10-4 season, was ranked No. 15 in the coaches poll, which was released in July.

The Trojans, under first-year Coach Steve Sarkisian, are preparing for their Aug. 30 opener against Fresno State.

USC defeated Fresno State, 45-20, in the Las Vegas Bowl last season.

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