Oh, what a difference a week makes.
With USC's convincing 31-14 victory over then 6-2 Oregon State on the road Friday evening, the Trojans have all of a sudden made people sit up and take notice.
Now 6-3, the men of Troy are 3-2 in the Pac-12's southern conference and are ready to make some noise as they position themselves for a postseason bowl berth
How the Trojans finish this season will determine which bowl game they participate in and who that opponent will be.
This slideshow will look at some of these possible scenarios based on the predictions of the leading prognosticators in college football.
Now that USC is playing well and under a full head of steam, here is a look at what may lay ahead for the Cardinal and Gold in the postseason.