Blogger Ken Reich, a former staff member of the Los Angeles Times, says former editor John Carroll — no relation to Pete Carroll — is to blame for USC's fall to No. 2 in the BCS rankings. Carroll revised the paper's ethics policy before his recent departure. The new policy prohibited three members of the Times sports staff from voting in polls used to help compile the BCS rankings. But another blog, LAObserved.com, says Reich is off-base with his argument.