How on earth does USC (Trojans) get ranked in the pre-season top 25, year after year. They were celebrating last year that they were bowl-eligible at the end of the season (not that it mattered; they still got beat by Utah(!) in the Las Vegas Bowl). This year, they play what is literally the toughest schedule in the country, acc. to SI (Pac-10 schedule, plus non-conference games vs. Auburn, at K-State, at Colorado, and Notre Dame). If they break .500, it'll be a miracle.
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