USC Picked To Finish Second In Pac-12 South

The Pac-12 media poll has USC finishing second behind UCLA in the Pac-12 South. Oregon is picked to win the Pac-12 North and Pac-12 title game.

North Division South Division
School Points School Points
1. Oregon (37) 232 1. UCLA (37) 231
2. Stanford (2) 192 2. USC (1) 181
3. Washington 142 3. Arizona State (1) 163
4. Oregon State 125 4. Arizona 119
5. Washington State 87 5. Utah 82
6. California 41 6. Colorado 43

PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION: Oregon (24 votes)Others receiving votes:  UCLA (13), Stanford (1), USC (1)

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  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    SUGARY SWEEEEEEET!!!!

    UCLA in the champeenship game!!!!!

    AUUUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    way to get ONE vote Southern Cal (chortle)…..wait a minute….wolfman are you funnin’ with the Dummies???

    wolfman, you are one RUTHLESS VATO (loco)!!!!!!

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      I think we all know how much preseason polls matter. UGLY- champions of the offseason!

      • ThaiMex

        Let’s not forget about all that UNFINISHED BUSINESS b.s.!….and all that stuff about #1 to UN!!!!!!!
        Fit Un!

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          THAI, have you seen Nubsie??? i’m getting worried about him.

          i mean he’s a sleazy misogynistic racist…but he’s still a HUMAN BEING!!

          i’ll go check Big Bang Wang’s blog. you check around local schoolyards.

          • gotroy22

            I TOLD you, Larry H. Parker, Attorney at law!

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            you know, it’s weird, cause USUALLY when Nubsie’s behavior is called into question, he usually kicks it UP A NOTCH and gets even more objectionable….but THIS time, he scampered right into his rat-hole!!!

            of course no one knows who anybody is on the internets, but ugh, if i had made those comments, i’d be scampering too!! i’m talking like DEEP COVER!! like Wit-Sec, baby!!! like into the spider-hole!! like Doomsday Prepper deep in the bunker!!!!

            #GiveUsaSign

        • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

          Exactly, like I said, preseason polls mean nothing.

          • UCLA Bleauz

            At least the College Football Playoff Committee won’t be will issuing its first rankings until Tuesday, October 28, after the completion of the ninth week of the regular season….. this makes much more sense then teams having to play from behind, due to a preseason handicap of having a low ranking….

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          Thai, 7-21-14 World Champion write up on Jim Healy, dead for 20yrs but not forgotten….Dwyre notes trOXans hated him for his incessant ripping of the trOXans!!

          HAWR-HAWR!!!

          (deflating trOXan fight song)

          #UltimateCrotchKicker

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          Thai, 7-21-14 World Champion write up on Jim Healy, dead for 20yrs but not forgotten….Dwyre notes trOXans hated him for his incessant ripping of the trOXans!!

          HAWR-HAWR!!!

          (deflating trOXan fight song)

          #UltimateCrotchKicker

          • gotroy22

            20 years since LA Sports Radio died.

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            An outstanding Dwyre article.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        same polls that granted Southern Cal their paper champeeenships!!! what a dynasty!!

        oh wait, you’re saying polls don’t mean nothin’???

        that’s what I’VE BEEN SAYING!!

        • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

          Once again, reading comprehension must not be your strong suit.

          • gotroy22

            Or yours, FlamerOn, stick to your Star Wars fetish.

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            Or mine? You sure talk about Star Wars a lot. You should try coming up with something original. Step out of your Scifi fantasy.

          • gotroy22

            It’s your fetish, FlamerOn. Did you get your dress glitch corrected in time to head down to the Bahia before traffic gets bad this afternoon?

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        Now wait a minute, according to Mikey 70, bloated SUCC fan, being selected to the 1976 “Playbody” Pre-Season AA team is a gigantic honor; never-to-be- forgotten glory in SUCC history; an honor Mikey 70, gleefully pointed out that no UCLA team member was selected. Which is it FoV?

        • gotroy22

          No fair expecting consistency from rah rahs.

  • party_opponent

    I wish SW would stop voting for USC to win the PAC-12 championship year after year.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Are you sure that it wasn’t Kiffin??????

      • gotroy22

        It was Layla Kiffin aka Timmy.

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        The Goat tweeted he didn’t vote for SUCC.

        • UCLA Bleauz

          The goat knows how to Tweet?…. Is that even legal in Alabama?…..

        • UCLA Bleauz

          The goat knows how to Tweet?…. Is that even legal in Alabama?…..

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    Wow, Larry Scott sure knows how to put a crowd to sleep.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      I’ve heard eulogies that were more exciting……

  • Jack B

    Amazing.

    USC is down a whopping 30 rides compared to the rest of the Pac-12, has a brand new coach who comes in with only a mediocre rep and is still predicted to be the conference’s 4th best team, finishing only 10 votes behind a Stanford team that beats ucla every year (usually several times a year) and is on one of their best runs ever.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      Mad Jack, you call this “AMAZING”???

      my pooch will have something REALLY amazing for you in about ten minutes…just let him out to back yard.

      #JustForYou

      • Jack B

        What’s even more amazing is that you live here as a Troll, seeking Trojan validation all day long, every day.

        Too bad too. With your best team since Cade McNown, you’re still not picked to win the conference. That’s because of your little gutty rep. Boo hoo. I’m shedding a tear for you Crotch Boy.

        #TheLittleGuttyCurse

    • Trogan Fan

      LOL. Wolfie just posted SC’s depth chart. Classic Trojie math.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Excuses, excuses, excuses,excuses. Jacky Blah, you need more excuses.

      • Jack B

        What’s your excuse for being so insecure and stupid uclaownszippo? Our record against you is 46-30. We OWN you.

        What’s your excuse for being picked behind and never beating Oregon, again, and again, and again.

        You don’t need any excuses. It’s just who you are, the little gutties. Perennial also-rans.

        #TheLittleGuttyCurse

        • Orenthal James

          Trogans don’t like getting 1 first place vote out of 39.

          • Jack B

            We don’t even deserve one and couldn’t care less about it. Oregon and Stanford are the only teams that have proven they have what it takes. To the victors go the spoils.

        • Trogan Fan

          I remember when Oregon dismantled SC on Halloween a few years back, bringing a stunning end to the success Cheaty Pete purchased. Classic!

      • B.Miller

        2 10 win seasons, and 2 new athletic buildings under sanctions..
        USC = POWERHOUSE! Hot for Decades
        UCLA = hot right now.. (2 years)

        • Trogan Fan

          Yeah, those 90′s were rip roaring at SC! LOL.

          • Jack B

            ’90′s Rose Bowl (USC’s home away from home) wins:
            USC – 2
            ucla – 0

            2000′s Rose Bowl wins:
            USC – 4
            ucla – 0

            The Rose Bowl – where ucla rents to lose

          • Trogan Fan

            aw, that’s cute. The decade of the 90′s belongs to UCLA! No hiding that fact, Jack.

          • Jack B

            Tell me. What did you win in the ’90s? Not one Rose Bowl. You bruins are always happy with the lesser, baby bowls – a tradition that carries on to this day. Congrats!

          • Trogan Fan

            Beat you 8 straight!

          • Jack B

            And what do you have to show for it? Nothing.

            And as soon as you lost, you fell off the cliff and started losing to USC every year. So we beat you 12 out of 13. We lost once and just got back on the horse again and started another big streak, something you couldn’t do.

            Anyway, the pressure is on now little guttie. Lose yet again and fail to take the Pac-12, and…not one soul will be surprised. It’s the little guttie way. Always underachieve.

          • B.Miller

            Thats the highlight of UCLA.. If they beat USC they own everything.. the 90′s.. 3 wins in 15 years, and now they seem to own football in LA.. Weird!

          • B.Miller

            Mind you.. UCLA hasnt seen the Rose Bowl in January since Vietnam!

      • B.Miller

        2 10 win seasons, and 2 new athletic buildings under sanctions..
        USC = POWERHOUSE! Hot for Decades
        UCLA = hot right now.. (2 years)

    • ProbationU

      Jack…you have 75 scholarships available out of 85. That is not 30 rides less. You will get a full 25 to offer this year and should be back to 85 or very close to 85 in 2015. I haven’t checked the roster or the scholarship numbers, but believe that I am close. Perhaps Wolf could actually do a count? Or that may be too much for him.

      • Jack B

        The math is simple. For three years, we could only add 15 a year, not 25. That’s a flat rule. No exceptions. That’s 10 less per year X 3. That equals 30. What we have available now doesn’t matter. Our current 2014 team, including incoming freshmen, is a full 30 players short of guys we could have taken over the last three years. Sure, some would have left and failed or gotten hurt. But we lost a full 30 opportunities where we couldn’t even offer a kid we wanted, and often were forced to lose him to another Pac-12 team. Yet we’re still expected to literally vie for the title as the media’s No. 4 team. That’s USC for you. Always expected to win, come rain or shine because we always have.

        • ProbationU

          Actually, Wolf just posted a new count. SC has 67 players on scholarship which is 18 less than teams are allowed. My point was that SC had more than 55, which would be 30 less. I understand the 10 less per year, and that should add up to 55, so the math doesn’t make sense to me.

          However, if SC has 67 then they are 18 less than they could have. Personally, that is significant in my mind. Some on here seem a bit schizo about it. One minute it is “our 75 are better than your 85″ and the next minute, “we don’t have depth because of sanctions.”

          • Jack B

            I don’t understand anyone who ever says depth isn’t a big deal. It is in every sport when you play good teams. Against also-rans, maybe not such a big deal, until you suddenly get upset (our WSU game last year) and the wheels fall off.

            And remember, we gave some of those 67 scholarships to walk-ons (who would ordinarily never be on those scholarships) because when you can only offer 15 a year, and guys leave, go bust, get hurt, flunk out, transfer, etc, you end up with available rides that you can’t offer to new studs out of high school. Your margin for error is zero, which in itself creates even more pressure.

            As far as our 75 is better than your 85, that’s the media’s opinion. That’s what the media drills into the minds of everyone. Makes good copy. And that’s all well and good, if you actually have 75 originally-scholarshipped players, which we don’t. We’ll probably be down to around 60 who are healthy, maybe less, by the time we play you.

            Is our 60 better than your 80? Is our 65 better than your 85? I doubt it. All I can say is I’d rather have the 85, plus walk-ons, so I can practice hard without always worrying someone will be lost amidst a competitive environment where people are fighting to start.

            I’m big on depth and that’s a huge reason USC has always won. You know, the football factory label. Lots of great players. Not just some. The NCAA tried to wipe us out. They couldn’t do it, but they definitely hurt us. We haven’t won a conference title since 2008, after which Stanford and Oregon took over. We’ve certainly had some elite players, just not enough of them and if you look at our NFL draft #s, you can see this.

          • Trogan Fan

            67 HEALTHY. Scholarship players. They’ve got several more on the roster.

        • ProbationU

          Actually, Wolf just posted a new count. SC has 67 players on scholarship which is 18 less than teams are allowed. My point was that SC had more than 55, which would be 30 less. I understand the 10 less per year, and that should add up to 55, so the math doesn’t make sense to me.

          However, if SC has 67 then they are 18 less than they could have. Personally, that is significant in my mind. Some on here seem a bit schizo about it. One minute it is “our 75 are better than your 85″ and the next minute, “we don’t have depth because of sanctions.”

      • Tom Oday

        USC has 71 players on scholarship now. They will sign 25 for the 2015 class (=96). Any scholarship player that leaves for any reason will be subtracted from the “96″ total. If 20 leave USC goes into the 2015 season with 76 players on scholarship, etc.

    • SaferInWestwood

      Hahaha obviously not a math major… .

  • VB

    2012 – UCLA 38 USC 28
    2013 – UCLA 35 USC 14
    2014 – UCLA 60 USC 0

    Now, cue all the “2011 USC 50 UCLA 0″ comments.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Why don’t you go cue yourself?…….

    • Jack B

      Cue this: bruins once again fail to win Pac-12 football championship. College football experts are still scouring records to discover the last time ucla actually won the conference. Rumor has it gas was $1.50 a gallon and cell phones were still the size military walkie-talkies. While gas is now over $4 a gallon and phones are wafer thin, the little gutties remain happy if they can ever beat USC, the only football accomplishment that means anything to them.

      • VB

        How’s this for recent success:

        Pac12 Championships (last 3 years)

        UCLA 2
        USC 0

        Checkmate

        • Jack B

          You got into one of those games after we beat you 50-0 and we had the best record by far. How’s that for being a loser?

          You can’t ever win the title game. Always you lose.

          The little gutties beat USC three times in the last 15 years. How’s that for recent success?

          Troll On!

          • Trogan Fan

            Take it back to 1990. 11-11, with 2 vacated SC cheating wins. Take it back to 1980. That’s probably recent history still. 16-15-1, with 2 vacated cheating SC wins. That 16 is UCLA. The 15 is SC. How’s that for recent success? Time you took off those mustard color glasses and got with the NOW!

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            Stop stating the FACTS!!!

            the PAST is all Yesterday U has anymore!!!

            now with 7 Win Sark at the helm, looks like more of the same ‘ol

          • Jack B

            1980? Recent history? 30 years ago? Oh, I get it. You’re trying to get close to your last Rose bowl win, in ’86. Sorry Charlie. That’s ancient history. Nobody needs to cheat to beat you now. Now it’s Stanford and Oregon. Before then it was USC 12 of 13. That’s called recent history, unless you’re a bruin, when you live for the days of 1986. Try winning a BCS bowl game. That will be a first – in the history of the world.

          • Trogan Fan

            Aw, it’s cute that your “recent” period coincides with your up years. Whatever gets you through the night over at yesterday U!

          • Jack B

            46-30. Forget periods. History is just as important as the present when it comes to college football, a game that thrives and dwells on tradition, bowl wins, championships, Heismans, etc. 46-30. They all count as games when we beat the best you had to offer on the field. You’ve won two in a row. Be glad. Things will be back to normal soon and we’ll be whipping you on the field again, as usual. 46-30. I know it really irks you, so do something. Finally, win something for a change. Once again, the media is betting against you. They know you’ll bruin-out as usual. It’s what you do. 46-30.

          • Trogan Fan

            Haha, history is important when the now looks like it does at Yesterday U!

          • Jack B

            If we are Yesterday U, then why is everyone always talking about USC TODAY? People were referring to USC as Yesterday U back in the early ’60s. We’ve won 6 national championships in football since then. You’ve won not one national championship. Not one. Typical bruins. Never Been U. Next Year U. Trojan Doormat U. 30-46 U.

          • Trogan Fan

            but really, if you want recent, just throw out 2-0. Or 35-14. Now THAT’S recent!

        • B.Miller

          UCLA fans seem to forget that USC and UCLA have been playing each other much longer than the last 2 years.. but great job..

          3 win in the last 15 years

  • rusoviet

    Looks right then again it’s all on Mora and the Bruins – the article in today’s Times made note of just that.

  • ThaiMex

    Congrats Torgans….you got ONE MORE VOTE than COLORADO and CAL!!!
    No wonder you guys are all arrogant.
    fit Un knuckleheads!
    (Where’s Waldo….aka NUBSIE????)

  • betomas

    Well, I’ll be darned. Nubs has gone a’ missin’ since he was exposed. Let me try to smoke him out:

    Nuuu-ee-uuubs! Come out and plaayeeyaayy!!

    Nubs??