USC No. 11 In College Football Playoff Rankings

I wasn’t able to post this earlier but USC remained at No. 11 again in the College Football Playoff poll. How did USC move up six spots in the first place? So is there a scenario where a No. 11 team can make the CFP? It doesn’t help that USC won’t play a top-ranked team in the Pac-12 title game.

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  • RegalTrojan

    SC is practically out of the CFB PO this season. The best it can shoot for is winning the conference championship game and the bowl game to be in top 5 at the season’s end. I think that’d be more than a rosy ending to the season with so many ugly wins with consistently sloppy and uneven plays.

    • trojan_1972

      At this point of last season, I thought the Trojans could have competed with anyone. Not this year. Hope you are right about winning Pac-12 championship and subsequent bowl game.

      • RegalTrojan

        Agreed. The team looked considerably sharper toward the end of the last season, compared to this one. The remaining two games will be a big challenge. Hopefully, we can at least finish the season on a winning note.

      • LamontRaymond

        That’s what a healthy Daniel Imathorbehbe did for us last year. He was a killer. And yes, we’ve been sloppier than hell this year.

    • Trojan96

      I’m afraid you’re right. The good news is that we are young and we have some great young talent. If the Trojans make some key coaching personnel changes in the off season and Darnold s stays, Helton might find himself making the playoffs next year.

      • RegalTrojan

        That’s obviously the most positive scenario for Helton’s future with the team. But winning out the two final games needs to predecde anything else.

        • Trojan96

          Very true. My blind hope is leading me to believe we will win out.

          • RegalTrojan

            I’d be jacked to see my boys win out too. But these two games might be the toughest to win in the season.

    • Pete

      That’s about it.

    • Gabby

      124 others teams would cherish the accolades you mentioned.

      • RegalTrojan

        True. Especially if you’re a team like sucla. But we’re SC, and everyone in the world knows we’re jaded, and for some good and valid reasons.

        • gotroy22

          At USC we have higher standards. Rah rahs simply don’t understand that. ruins would be putting up banners if they went 10-2.

          • RegalTrojan

            LMAO…That’s for sure!

          • JustOwns

            Roy “Hi there child I’m the DA” Moore claims he first noticed his wife when she was 15.

          • gotroy22

            My best friend first noticed his future wife when he was in 6th grade. They married after he graduated from college in 1989. Does that offend your phony lib sensibilities? Or does Obama’s Pixar Pal Hands Lasseter?

          • gotroy22
      • hoohoolianFUCLA

        But USC is about making 128 teams cherish the accomplishments of our team — so this season is a fail. Not to mention how ugly it was getting there.

        • Gabby

          That was a lame comment. If you don’t like the product then don’t watch. Why put yourself through the agony

        • gotroy22

          Some fans are happy with us being good, others expect the SC tradition of excellence and won’t settle for less.

  • Mike Rust Jr.

    Scenario 1:
    -USC wins Pac 12
    -Stanford beats ND
    -Undefeated Miami wins ACC
    -Undefeated Bama wins SEC
    -Ohio State loses to Michigan but beats Wisoncsin in Big 10 Title game

    Top 4
    Bama
    Miami
    Oklahoma
    USC

    Scenario 2:
    -USC wins Pac 12
    -Stanford beats ND
    -Undefeated Miami wins ACC
    -Undefeated Bama wins SEC
    -West Virginia upsets Oklahoma
    Committe decides a two loss USC is better than 2 loss Oklahoma or TCU out of Big 12

    Top 4
    Bama
    Miami
    Wisconsin
    USC

    Unless Michigan or West Virginia pull off an upset, I don’t see USC getting in to the top 4

    • Pete

      In scenario no. 1. How’s does SC jump a one loss Wisconsin team. Wisconsin has two wins over two top 20 teams. Sc will still have 2 losses and one win over a top 20 team? And where is Georgia. They have two wins over ranked teams. There losses would be against 10 Auburn and 1 Alabama. No way SC makes it into the CFP. Nor do they deserve too. Fiesta Bowl or Cotton is the best the can do.

      • Trojan96

        Agreed. There is no way a two lost team, especially SC makes the top 4.

        • Gabby

          As poorly as this team has played at times, one defensive stop against Washington St., might of turned a TD into a FG. We win the game by 1pt and have a 12-1, assuming we win the CCG.

          Would a 12-1 team with two top 20 wins and a conference title be left out of the CFP, I think not

          • Pete

            Since we are spinning this thing. How about Utah making that missed field goal. SC losses. Or how bout the Utah QB seeing a wide open WR in the end zone for a two point conversion? SC losses. Or bout if Christian Rector doesn’t strip the ball from the Texas QB as Texas is ready to score a touchdown? SC losses. Reality is what matters. Not what could’ve or would’ve or should’ve. Besides, you really want SC to go up against Alabama? Not me! Rather them play Wisconsin or Ohio St or even Penn St again.

          • gotroy22

            If Sam didn’t fumble on that blitz we march down the field on the last drive , tie it up in regulation with a field goal and win in OT

          • Gabby

            Careful what you say around here. The Debbie Downers might have your head for that comment.

            But yes, that is another prime example were USC could have pulled out a victory. That’s a game we should never had lost

          • gotroy22

            He usually guides us effortlessly in the final minute to victory, so it was a shocker.

          • Trojan96

            Gabby, it’s woulda, coulda, shoulda. And unfortunately that is the ups and downs of college football. It would be great if we could expand the playoffs to a 6 or 8 teams instead of 4. Then your scenario would rightfully have a chance to play out. To answer your question, there is a lot higher probability that we make the playoffs if we didn’t lose to Wash St., but that beating we took with ND was too damaging in my opinion. I think we would be ranked around 6-8, not top 4 if we beat Wash St.

            I think we have a legitimate shot next season if we get our coaching act together. For now, let’s hope we win out and Fight On!

      • Brent4c

        SC would be a conf champ. With Wisc schedule issues it could push them above. Not likely, but with alll the talk of Oh. St. Still being in the mix SC should be in it at least as much as them. SC’s bad loss at ND is at least as good as OSU at Iowa. SC loss at WSU by 3 at least as good as OSU losing by 14 at home to Okla.

        • Pete

          If anything Ohio St gets in that scenario. Ohio State would enter the final rankings with a top-10 win against Penn State, a win against a ranked Michigan State, a road win against Michigan, and a win over a top-five Wisconsin team.

    • hoohoolianFUCLA

      Keep dreaming and counting State championships. USC will need almost everyone above us to lose, not just 2 teams.

      We are not currently in the top 4 of 2-loss teams, let alone of all teams. For those of you who say “a win is a win” and that ugly doesn’t matter: The committee does not believe that any more than I do.

      Sloppy, undisciplined football is not what anyone wants representing the Championship. Of the teams still “in” the race, USC is most likely to be an embarrassment (ugly win, ugly loss, ugly play and childish Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties) in the playoffs. We have proven that every game this season.

  • grave soul

    Hey goo22, ZZ…I’m still waiting for you to provide me and everyone else with proof of your #FakeNews fabrication that I supported and voted for Hillz Clinton. Your attempt at “proving it” on another one of Wolf’s post was super laughable! Go on…it’s already been over 9 hours and you haven’t provided one scintilla of proof.

    Admit it: You rely on fabricating things about commenters on here because you are that petty and sad.

    The clock is still tick tock ticking, and I’m still waiting for you to provide your “proof.” I’ll remind you again soon, little hands sore loserman.

    • Gabby

      Go to bed, no one cares….thanks

      • grave soul

        Aw, look Gabs came to stick up for his life partner, goo22. Obviously, you care — you’re here, responding. By the way TrojanFan3.0 (AKA Gabs), you and 22 used to hate each other and talked so much smack to each other and now you’re bed f buddies…maybe because Goo22 isn’t smart enough to figure out that you’re the idget-otic T-Fail.

        #LittleMiststück

        • gotroy22

          Aw look, gray stool is jealous. Why don’t you go run long with your Democrat pervs BJ Clinton and New Jersey Democrat US Senator Bob Menendez and go frolic with your underage prostitutes?

          • JustOwns

            The Bob Menendez trial was declared a mistrial 22.

            Thing is 22, there are no chgs. pending on Menendez for using underage hookers. Just a typical BS 22 story.

          • Gabby

            Gotroy gets under your skin and you can’t handle it….I love it!

            less posting and more cleaning

          • grave soul

            T-Fail!! Still lame.

          • Gabby

            Wishful thinking……go drink some more dope, sock puppet

          • gotroy22

            gray stool, do you agree with CNN that is a low down crying shame how much “talent” the mediacrats and the entertainment industries are losing because of the flood of sexual harassment allegations?

          • grave soul

            The clocks a-tickin’! Hurry up and show us proof that I ever voted for or supported Hillary. I’m not the only one who you’ve fabricated stories about on this blog and now that I called you out you look like an utter “fül”!!
            Step to it, kid!

          • gotroy22

            You mean you missed this proof I posted yesterday that you are too ashamed now to admit you are a preachy lib
            full mooner who fervently supported the corrupt Hitlery and melted down after the shocking November 8th election news????

            “grave soul • a year ago
            You reap what you sow, Trump supporters. Without a doubt you have no idea what you’ve just done in selecting a hateful, inexperienced t*rd as president. You will reap the effects of a destroyed economy too in a few years. Mark it.”
            (chortle)

          • grave soul

            Don’t pretend like I didn’t answer that immaterial quote several times already. Let’s stick to the facts and man up. You’ve got nothing!

          • gotroy22

            You hung yourself with that quote just like your lib icon Robin Williams.

          • gotroy22

            The trial wasn’t about Bob’s taste for 12 year old hookers, Owns. You love BS stories when they serve your full mooner agenda.

          • Gabby

            The guy obviously has a warped mind

          • gotroy22

            He’s a bashful ruin lib, who is too ashamed to admit he wanted Hitlery as our dictator.

          • grave soul

            Still waiting for you to provide proof that I ever voted for or even supported Hillz Clinton (or even Obama). The fact that you used the same non-example above as in the other blog post proves that you fabricate things and have nothing on anyone. You’re looking like a “ful” even more as the clock ticks and tocks.

            #Lame!

          • grave soul

            Now where in the world is goo22…I mean, Linkster…I mean goo22?

          • Gabby

            You’re like the old tree in my backyard. I can’t get rid of because my dog enjoys pissing on it.

          • gotroy22

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor gray stool!

          • Gabby

            gray stool the tool!

          • gotroy22

            You mean you missed this proof I posted yesterday that you are too ashamed now to admit you are a preachy lib
            full mooner who fervently supported the corrupt Hitlery and melted down after the shocking November 8th election news?????????

            “grave soul • a year ago
            You reap what you sow, Trump supporters. Without a doubt you have no idea what you’ve just done in selecting a hateful, inexperienced t*rd as president. You will reap the effects of a destroyed economy too in a few years. Mark it.”
            (chortle)

        • Gabby

          You’re a sad little old man that continues to switch sock puppets, pathetic. Another lame conspiracy theory, nice try. If I remember correctly, TrojanFan used to abuse you, and you’d ask for more, weird

          FYI, I’m not TrojanFan,but it sounds like he still haunts you(ha ha). I’m happily married and have no interest in a sexual relationship with gotroy22. I respect gotroy22 and appreciate his thoughts and opinions

          This site is not a platform for your political BS, go back to bed

    • gotroy22

      You mean you missed this proof I posted yesterday that you are too ashamed now to admit you are a preachy lib
      full mooner who fervently supported the corrupt Hitlery and melted down after the shocking November 8th election news?

      “grave soul • a year ago
      You reap what you sow, Trump supporters. Without a doubt you have no idea what you’ve just done in selecting a hateful, inexperienced t*rd as president. You will reap the effects of a destroyed economy too in a few years. Mark it.”

      (chortle)

      • Linkster

        Grey stool is a card carrying, full blown Hillary humper. Defends all the left wing weirdo’s that define his narrative. He even predicted the little gut ties would beat the Trojans last Saturday. ROTFLMAO! Hopefully the gutties make the Weedeater bowl this year where they will flame out again.

      • Linkster

        How does that “destroyed economy” look now moron?

        • gotroy22

          No reply at all from gray stool! To quote the Great Arturo, “He’s done.”

        • grave soul

          Hey goo22…er…I mean, Linkster (same person, so it’s hard to keep track of all your handles)…I clearly said in a few years. You must have some crystal balls lying around all lazily if you’re so sure the economy is gonna be doing so well in a few years, especially with exaggerated numbers and markers that it’s not doing as well as your lying pResident claims. Anyway, gotroy22, you still have not provided proof that I ever supported Billary. It’s now 19 hours and counting! You are a complete fail!!
          Get to it — the clock is ticking!!

          • gotroy22

            You clearly said:

            “grave soul • a year ago
            You reap what you sow, Trump supporters. Without a doubt you have no idea what you’ve just done in selecting a hateful, inexperienced t*rd as president. You will reap the effects of a destroyed economy too in a few years. Mark it.”
            (chortle)

            That is undeniable proof you supported Hitlery over Trump.

          • grave soul

            Seriously, that’s all you’ve got, gotroyboy?? As I’ve ALWAYS said: both candidates sukkked for similar and unique reasons. I proudly didn’t vote for nor support either of those tools, unlike your duncyy self. That’s actually a prescient comment by me. The Dumpster fire’s hateful, immature m.o. and inexperience are more obvious than ever and this country is more divided than ever.

            I’m still waiting, gooey. Hop to it.

          • gotroy22

            Seriously, that all I need to prove you are a shameless knee pad wearing Clinton intern in your Navy Blue dress. You are as prescient as Enron advisor and flaming lib Paul Krugman who predicted a stock market crash if Trump was elected president.

          • grave soul

            “Lying GoTroy22”

            Go eat some turkey, dweebster.

          • gotroy22

            “Lying gray stool the knee pad wearing Clinton intern in the Navy Blue dress.” You are as factual as your hero Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who “can’t remember” groping countless women. Your denial of your own words is Clintonian lying at its best.

    • Traveler

      lost soul.

      • Gabby

        He drinks a lot of dope-in-the-bottle that might explain his bizarre thoughts

    • gotroy22

      You mean you missed this proof I posted yesterday that you are too ashamed now to admit you are a preachy lib
      full mooner who fervently supported the corrupt Hitlery and melted down after the shocking November 8th election news????????

      “grave soul • a year ago
      You reap what you sow, Trump supporters. Without a doubt you have no idea what you’ve just done in selecting a hateful, inexperienced t*rd as president. You will reap the effects of a destroyed economy too in a few years. Mark it.”
      (chortle)

      • gotroy22
  • Old Trojans never die

    For some reason the Trojans don’t want to be in the top 4. They could have been a force to be reckoned with but lack drive and discipline. Wishing they were part of the party makes them look sad. We didn’t earn a spot with elite teams, they limped into a winning record. I hate use the time worn “wait till next year,” but that is what we can do.

    • Traveler

      Tru dat… the Trojans have become the Keystone Cops of CFB with their slapstick comedy play…

  • schammer47

    The Washington State Cougars currently ranked 13. Washington Huskies ranked 17. The Cougs beat the Huskies, they will move up.

  • rusoviet

    Fiesta is the best assuming USC wins Pac-12 CCG. Even at that AL, Miami, OK and WI seem likely for Final Four with OK emerging as NC. The loss to WA St. was bad enough but the one to the Irish was the death blow just as their (princess) loss to Miami was all theirs.
    Can’t believe ucla has somehow found the scratch to sack Mora. It assumes Guerero has learned by having more than one credible candidate in mind for the HC slot at westwood. Where’s that money coming from? Have to assume all programs are trying to find an NFL assistant as skilled as McVay has been for the Rams.

    • Traveler

      Final Four completely up in the air today, given your 4 teams’ remaining games:

      1. Bama looses to either Auburn or Georgia.
      2. Miami loses to Clemson
      3. WI loses to Ohio State
      4. OK loses to TCU

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    This is last years , next year. Just wait until next year.Means zero because SC no longer practices, due to the coaching ,as the teams that are in the top 10 , let alone the top 4. Promises they would were lies. If you do not prepare like a heavy weight champion prepares a real one will clobber you. Your body needs strength and conditioning, but it needs even more the hard hitting colissions of tackling and blocking like a heavy weight champ needs it in prep for the heavy weight matches he must endure. Until that changes at SC forget ever beating top 4-6…settle for Pac12 south,maybe a Pac12 title here and there…wish I was wrong.

    • JBKayak

      Tough practices we’re the hallmark of Pete Carroll. Players said the games were easier than practice with the ones going against the ones. Competition at it’s best.

      • Yale O. Leftwich

        yes, precisely…and McKay teams ,and earlier teams…

  • UCLA Dynasty

    I can’t believe your manager at Carl’s Jr. wouldn’t let you step away from the fryer to copy and paste the news.

    • Paul Muad’dib

      It’s rough out there in the fast food world.

  • Traveler

    1. SC won’t win the Pac12 CG… based on pattern of play.
    2. SC won’t be anywhere near the Top 4 when the CFP are announced

    • Gabby

      No matter who USC plays they will be the favorite on a neutral site. I got Washington St in my crosshairs

  • Cloud Shaman

    The Trojans have to win the next two and the more decisive the better to get into the top 5. They don’t deserve to be in the CFB playoffs as they have been too shaky.

  • FGL28

    Your hatred of Helton blinds you to the fact that the fix is in and in reality a committee rather than performance during a playoff is the factor who plays in a championship

  • gotroy22

    “Lying gray stool the knee pad wearing Clinton intern in the Navy Blue dress” is your new name. You are as factual as your hero Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who “can’t remember” groping countless women. Your denial of your own words is Clintonian lying at its best.

  • gotroy22

    You mean you missed this proof I posted yesterday that you are too ashamed now to admit you are a preachy lib
    full mooner who fervently supported the corrupt Hitlery and melted down after the shocking November 8th election news????????????

    “grave soul • a year ago
    You reap what you sow, Trump supporters. Without a doubt you have no idea what you’ve just done in selecting a hateful, inexperienced t*rd as president. You will reap the effects of a destroyed economy too in a few years. Mark it.”
    (chortle)