Alabama is the new No. 1 in both the Associated Press and USA Today college football polls, moving past USC thanks to a resounding victory against Michigan.
Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings -- with a boost from LSU's problems.
LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne were selected to The Associated Press All-America team, making the top-ranked Tigers the first school with two cornerbacks on the first team.
Quarterback Matt Barkley intends to stay at USC despite the departure of head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.
Michigan, unranked all of last season while finishing 3-9, is No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll released Sunday.