The USC Trojans are No. 5 in the new USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.
The Trojans, you might have heard, won a ballgame on Saturday. They defeated UCLA, 48-45, in a prime-time shootout. Caleb Williams threw for 470 yards. Austin Jones rushed for over 100 and replaced Travis Dye with distinction. Jordan Addison caught 178 yards worth of passes. Kyle Ford made multiple clutch catches.
Oh, and Korey Foreman made the game-sealing interception, just as we all predicted. It was a magical night for USC, which beat its Los Angeles rival and clinched a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Trojans are still alive in the College Football Playoff race.
Not bad, Lincoln Riley. Not bad.
Here’s this week’s poll:
The defending national champs remain on top.
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
The Buckeyes battle Michigan in a massive game.
A 2-3 matchup between Michigan and Ohio State will be fun.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS
TCU has to be the biggest surprise of the season so far.
USC defeated UCLA and is right on the cusp of a College Football Playoff appearance.
Brian Kelly keeps finding ways to win football games.
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
Nick Saban’s team won’t make the CFP, believe it or not.
Clemson’s one loss is keeping them out of the race for now.
The Ducks beat Utah, but a possible Pac-12 title game matchup with USC would have everything on the line. Oregon needs to beat Oregon State to secure its spot in Las Vegas.
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS
The Big Ten has plenty of loaded teams, and Penn State sits right at No. 10 in the latest rankings.
Tennessee lost to South Carolina in a massive blowout, and now their star QB is out for the year.
The Kalen DeBoer hire might be the most underrated hire of 2022.
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Author : Trojans Wire
Publish date : 2022-11-21 00:42:06
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