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The USC Trojans have one of the more talented teams in the country. They have a great quarterback in Matt Barkley, stud wide receivers in Marqise Lee and Robert Woods and a solid running game led by Silas Redd.
However, because of its loss to Stanford, the Trojans will start either at No. 9 or No. 8 when the first standings come out.
But despite the ranking, USC will still be a huge favorite to shoot up the polls and play for the BCS title. They still have games against quality opponents like Oregon, Arizona and UCLA, plus a huge game against Notre Dame to end its season.
If the Trojans can win out, plus defeat Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game, then you'll be seeing USC in the Superdome come January.