ESPN’s SP+ rankings are out and the analytics-based poll has USC at No. 17 for next season.
Isn’t it funny that you can take all the analytics and still come out with the same safe, generic ranking for USC that the Top 25 polls will probably come out with this summer? It’s almost as if the analytics include that USC is a marquee program.
The SP+ ratings were created by Bill Connelly and based on three factors: returning production, recent recruiting and recent history.
Here is the rest of the Pac-12:
18. Arizona State
46. Washington State
60. Oregon State
- The USC-Arizona basketball game on Feb. 20 at the Galen Center will either be at 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.
- Writer Tom Shanahan has come out with another story that disputes the myth that the 1970 USC-Alabama game or John McKay-Bear Bryant relationship led to desegregation of football in the South.