USC lost to UCLA on Friday night. Big surprise.
Look at the March results: Loss to Arizona, loss to UCLA, barely beat Washington, loss to UCLA.
Before that, USC barely beat Washington State, Oregon State and Oregon.
Does this feel like the best USC team in history based on the number of regular-season victories?
The schedule was too easy. It didn’t really prepare USC for facing good teams. And now that USC had a stretch vs. good teams, it paid the price. A 1-4 record vs. the only other Pac-12 teams who will make the NCAA Tournament (Arizona, UCLA).
I’m sure the apologists will have a retort. But I’d rather USC win 22 games and play some elite teams than coast to a 26-win season that makes people think the Trojans are better than they are.
If you win 26 games, you should probably come close to winning the Pac-12 title or get to the Pac-12 Tournament championship game. Who picked Arizona to do either of those things before the season?
- Lincoln Riley loves that cardinal and white pullover.