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.
USC will reportedly not be stripped of its 2004 Associated Press national championship.
The FBI has opened an investigation into a fledgling San Diego sports marketing firm that tried to recruit Reggie Bush, the attorney for the football star's family said.
An attorney and a promotional brochure for a fledgling sports marketing firm that tried to sign football star Reggie Bush described NFL agent David Caravantes as an employee, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Southern California's run at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 reached a record-breaking level and Oklahoma was unranked for the first time since 1999.
USC received 60 out of a possible 65 first-place votes in The Associated Press preseason poll released Saturday, grabbing the top spot in the preseason for the fifth time in school history.
USC's demolition of Oklahoma means the Trojans deserve to be mentioned as one of the greatest teams ever.
Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and three of his Southern California teammates made The Associated Press All-America team announced Monday.