Southern Cal in good spot in BCS
Southern California bounced back in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
The Trojans were in third place, right behind Ohio State and Michigan, in the standings released Sunday, returning to the spot they held before losing three weeks ago. Southern California had a slight lead over fourth-place Florida, and Notre Dame, unbeaten Rutgers and Arkansas also were close behind.
First-place Ohio State (11-0) and second-place Michigan (11-0) play Saturday.
The four teams that were ahead of USC in the last BCS standings — Louisville, Auburn, Texas and California — lost.