OU gains on USC IN AP ranking

Monday, October 11th 2004, 12:31 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) The gap between Number One U-S-C and Number Two Oklahoma is smaller than it's been all season.

The Sooners' 12-0 shutout of Texas and Southern California's close call against California persuaded some voters in The Associated Press Top 25 released yesterday to change their first-place vote.

U-S-C received 41 first-place votes, a season low, and one thousand, 601 points in the media voting. Oklahoma got a season-high 23 first-place votes and one thousand,582 points. That leaves the Sooners 19 points behind the Trojans with the Bowl Championship Series standings just a week away from making their 2004 debut.

The B-C-S will release its newly formulated standings on October 18th.

In the latest coaches poll, U-S-C is Number One, followed by Oklahoma, Miami, Auburn and Purdue.