Athlon’s preseason Top 25 is out and USC is ranked No. 21.
Seems reasonable. But maybe the more important part is the teams ranked ahead of the Trojans: Texas is No. 20; Stanford is No.18; Notre Dame is No. 15 and Washington is No. 8.
Meanwhile, USC has opened as a 27-point favorites over UNLV per BetOnline sportsbook. Buy your tickets for that game now!