Oh, that's right - USC beat OSU - who beat who?? The USC rank is almost as bizarre as the one-loss OSU rank - another strength of schedule pansy.
Not to worry though rubberring, the computer that kicks in at season's end will weigh Strength of Schedule which is how Florida jumped USC and Michigan in '06 (remember that some actually called for a OSU-Michigan rematch in the BCS??) Not to mention that you (ALABAMA) still control your own destiny.
In the end, any one loss SEC team will jump a one loss USC or OSU or PSU after the entire strength of schedule evaluation.
You worry about USC though - being such media darlings.
WE NEED A PLAYOFF SYSTEM.