Whether you agree with the polls or not, the USC Trojans will open the 2012 season as the best team in college football, according to the most recent AP Poll.
With all of the history this program has had on the football side of things, it shouldn't come as a surprise that this is not the first time USC has been ranked No. 1 to begin a season. In fact, it will mark the seventh time this has happened in the history of the poll.
But how did those past teams fair when they had huge expectations to begin the year?
Well, let's find out, and maybe history will give us a good idea of how this 2012 USC team will perform.