Whether the rest of the country enjoys hearing it, the Southeastern Conference has had a stranglehold on the college football world for quite some time.
You'd have to go back seven years to the 2005 season to find the last time that a non-SEC team (Texas) won the BCS National Championship. Ironically, that was also the last time USC played for the crystal ball, but lost in a heart-breaking 41-38 Rose Bowl Game against the Longhorns.
Despite losing key pieces on offense and defense, defending BCS National Champion Alabama appears to be back and better than ever in 2012 as does runner-up LSU. Both of these squads will be preseason favorites to make it back to the BCS National Championship Game in Miami, which is located nicely just outside of SEC territory.
USC surely isn't buying into the recent SEC dominance heading into 2012, but it's likely that if the Trojans make it as far as the BCS National Championship Game, they will meet a team from the Southeastern Conference.
History is certainly on the SEC's side, and USC will have its hands full while preparing to take on the nation's best.