After two seasons of being banned from bowl participation, the USC Trojans are back in the college football spotlight and ready to contend for national championships. They have by far, one of the more talented teams in the country and will remain in the conversation for a possible BCS bowl.
But after three weeks, the Trojans have been a little shaky, playing a sub-par game against Syracuse and losing last week to Stanford. Still, USC is ranked 13th in the country in the AP Poll and has plenty of time to prove themselves to the rest of the voters.
Here are your early best and worst-case bowl scenarios for the USC Trojans in 2012.