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USC comes to town ranked No. 5.

NCAA Football: Nevada at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of a comfortable win over the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, the Washington State Cougars took another step up in the polls, moving to No. 16 in both the Associated Press and coaches polls on Sunday.

The Cougs benefited from losses in front of them by No. 12 Florida State (to unranked North Carolina State) and No. 17 Mississippi State (to No. 11 Georgia). Oklahoma State, which lost by 13 to TCU at home as the No. 6 team, was able to land just in front of WSU at No. 15.

The USC Trojans, who comes to Pullman on Friday for the Cougs’ biggest game of the season so far, held steady at No. 5 after avoiding an upset at the hands of Cal; the game was close — tied at 13 entering the fourth quarter — until the Trojans scored 17 consecutive points to put the Golden Bears away.

Other ranked Pac-12 teams include Washington (No. 6) and Utah (No. 20). Oregon dropped out after its loss to Arizona State.

Associated Press Top 25 - Week 5, 2017

RK TEAM REC PTS LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
RK TEAM REC PTS LAST WEEK NEXT WEEK
1 Alabama(52) 4-0 1515 @ Vanderbilt W 59-0 9/30 vs Ole Miss
2 Clemson(8) 4-0 1458 vs Boston College W 34-7 9/30 @ #12 Virginia Tech
3 Oklahoma(1) 4-0 1397 @ Baylor W 49-41
4 Penn State 4-0 1304 @ Iowa W 21-19 9/30 vs Indiana
5 USC 4-0 1247 @ California W 30-20 9/29 @ #16 Washington State
6 Washington 4-0 1188 @ Colorado W 37-10 9/30 @ Oregon State
7 Georgia 4-0 1136 vs #17 Mississippi State W 31-3 9/30 @ Tennessee
8 Michigan 4-0 1088 @ Purdue W 28-10
9 TCU 4-0 1028 @ #6 Oklahoma State W 44-31
10 Wisconsin 3-0 1023 9/30 vs Northwestern
11 Ohio State 3-1 1016 vs UNLV W 54-21 9/30 @ Rutgers
12 Virginia Tech 4-0 828 vs Old Dominion W 38-0 9/30 vs #2 Clemson
13 Auburn 3-1 701 @ Missouri W 51-14 9/30 vs #24 Mississippi State
14 Miami 2-0 693 vs Toledo W 52-30 9/29 @ Duke
15 Oklahoma State 3-1 665 vs #16 TCU L 44-31 9/30 @ Texas Tech
16 Washington State 4-0 551 vs Nevada W 45-7 9/29 vs #5 USC
17 Louisville 3-1 502 vs Kent State W 42-3 9/30 vs Murray State
18 South Florida 4-0 406 vs Temple W 43-7 9/30 @ East Carolina
19 San Diego State 4-0 365 @ Air Force W 28-24 9/30 vs Northern Illinois
20 Utah 4-0 356 @ Arizona W 30-24
21 Florida 2-1 342 @ Kentucky W 28-27 9/30 vs Vanderbilt
22 Notre Dame 3-1 246 @ Michigan State W 38-18 9/30 vs Miami (OH)
23 West Virginia 3-1 212 @ Kansas W 56-34
24 Mississippi State 3-1 148 @ #11 Georgia L 31-3 9/30 @ #13 Auburn
25 LSU 3-1 92 vs Syracuse W 35-26 9/30 vs Troy
Dropped from rankings: Florida State 12, Oregon 24; Others receiving votes: NC State 87, Duke 79, Texas Tech 40, Florida State 35, Memphis 26, Iowa 16, Stanford 8, California 7, Colorado 5, UCF 4, Minnesota 3, Kansas State 3, Oregon 3, Tennessee 1, Wake Forest 1 Via ESPN.com