USC Ranked No. 15 In Coaches’ Poll

USC is ranked No. 15 in the preseason coaches’ poll.

Utah is No. 8 and Oregon is No. 12 among other Pac-12 schools.

Lincoln Riley is not a voter in the poll this season.

Here are the full poll results:

RankTeamRecordPTS1stPrevChgHi/Lo
1Alabama0-0163454NR1/1
2Ohio State0-015645NR2/2
3Georgia0-015426NR3/3
4Clemson0-013560NR4/4
5Notre Dame0-012840NR5/5
6Michigan0-012320NR6/6
7Texas A&M0-012190NR7/7
8Utah0-011340NR8/8
9Oklahoma0-010270NR9/9
10Baylor0-08910NR10/10
11Oklahoma State0-08590NR11/11
12Oregon0-07340NR12/12
13NC State0-07260NR13/13
14Michigan State0-07110NR14/14
15Southern California0-06020NR15/15
16Pittsburgh0-04500NR16/16
17Miami0-04330NR17/17
18Texas0-03831NR18/18
19Wake Forest0-03810NR19/19
20Wisconsin0-03690NR20/20
21Kentucky0-03530NR21/21
22Cincinnati0-03390NR22/22
23Arkansas0-03340NR23/23
24Mississippi0-03270NR24/24
25Houston0-02570NR25/25

Iowa 248; Penn State 246; Tennessee 163; Brigham Young 152; Louisiana State 143; Auburn 98; Central Florida 55; North Carolina 34; San Diego State 25; Fresno State 21; Mississippi State 19; Florida 17; Utah State 12; Air Force 12; UCLA 10; Boise State 10; Appalachian State 10; Minnesota 6; South Carolina 5; Kansas State 4; Iowa State 3; Army 3; UL Lafayette 2; Southern Methodist 2; Purdue 2; Oregon State 2; Coastal Carolina 2; Texas-San Antonio 1; Louisville 1; Florida State 1.

42 thoughts on “USC Ranked No. 15 In Coaches’ Poll

  1. This is guesswork outside of the top 3 or 4. ND would indeed have found the shamrock if they are in the top 5 at the end of the season. Plenty of upside for the Trojans depending on how quickly they can come together under Riley. It takes a while to pull out all the weeds by the root that the village idiot planted.

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    1. Oklahoma will NOT be # 9 –Brent Venables showed extreme political cowardice in accepting Gundy’s resignation …and the team knows it. You don’t terminate people for ‘pretend-virtue’ reasons —it proves you’re nothing but a phony. Players don’t play hard for phonies.

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      1. Gundy works there for over 30 years, and that is enough to get him fired? WTF? 32 years of tenure at the place and they dump him over that?

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      2. If you’re a first year Oklahoma player you should be asking yourself this question: If that’s how Venables treats a longtime loyal coach —can I honestly believe he’ll have my back when some bullshit charge is made against me?”
        #Answer: No!

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      3. Riley should hire Cale Gundy. Demonstrate to OU what leadership really looks like. You don’t throw people under the bus like that.

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      4. Venables should’ve called Bob Stoops first who I THINK would have had more insight and courage. Switzer is shaking his head.

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      5. Charles,
        Carol is already tweeting “Gundy is more radioactive than Urban —I hope I never have to touch either one of them…. anywhere on their radioactive bodies”
        #”IAmSoHoly!”

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      6. And if Cale Gundy was merely reading out loud what an OU player had posted on social media, why wasn’t the player sent packing as well!? Venables will be at OU less time than Gary Gibbs who replaced Switzer.

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      7. I agree, Charles and Steve —-Oklahoma’s head coach has been exposed as having the kinda chickenshit soul players love to quit on when the going gets rough…they’ll lose all close games…
        #VeneablesShouldBePlacedOnSuicideWatchWhenHeFiguresItOut…

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    2. I dislike anyone taking a preseason poll at all seriously. They are simply a scientific wild ass guess and nothing more, but they generate clicks which gets people money.

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    3. Miami, Wisconsin, and Texas would kick USC’s Ass up and down the field, they would demolish them at the line of scrimmage 😂😂😂😂. Why are the Trojans ranked ahead of them ?! 😂😂.

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  2. I have no problem with that. I’m not sure that being ranked way up there is a good thing. I remember, going into 2012 season, SC was rated #1 by many polls. Look how that turned out. They ended up going 7-6 and losing to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl. If what I am seeing is true, this team really thinks that they can be really good. Rating them lower makes them hungrier.

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    1. I’ve always preferred to be 15-25 in the beginning.

      Our boys seem to let top 10 rankings go to their heads and overlook opponents. It’s not unique to USC. That’s why the Bamas and Georgias of the football world sometimes come out flat against Div II/FCS teams. But they always seem to come back and hold on to a narrow victory. We don’t.

      Hopefully that’ll change under Riley.

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  3. Scooter,

    This year is a crap shoot. The most important thing about this team is to get rid of the ghosts of Helton and get back to being USC football. If there are stumbles on the way, that is fine as long as they are playing football the way it should be, with physicality, dominance, pressing their will on the other team, discpline, and making sure that the other team will say at the end of the season that SC was the toughest team that they played. The following season will be the season to judge Riley. He gets a free pass this year.

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      1. LR has never lost more than 2 games as a HC, even in his initial year at Oklahoma. This year he has more talent than he has ever had(especially on offense) and I think that he is in a weaker league. I don’t think that he will lose more than 2 this year.

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  4. hi john,i dont like wut som of the poeple hear iz sayin,can u pleeze get rid of them fir me so i dont gotta reed wut thay iz sayin,if u aint gunna get rid of them i will get up set at them,smdh

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    1. I’ve always liked your own stuff better than the stuff Kamala ghosts for you, Ed….
      #EitherSheGetsHerMindRight..
      #OrShe’sOffPayroll

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      1. All this wokeness and cancel culture comes straight out of the public schools. America’s public enemy #1….our public schools.

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    1. As my 9 year old little girl neighbor would say, “Of all the bullshit!”….
      Venables will rue the day he accepted that resignation. Chickenshit act….and his team fricking knows it.

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  5. As written before, Utes open on the road at t h e Swamp.

    It will be interesting to see the point spread. Wilk they really have Utes at road favorite? My guess is Utes -2.5.

    Tbe 15th slot for SC is fair but maybe high considering last year’s 4 and 8 record.

    SC really needs to beat Stanford at the farm and play great defense against their star QB and TEs to generate real ranking buzz.

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    1. Beating Notre Dame at the end of the season wouldn’t hurt either….
      #TheFinalRatingsPush…
      #..GoodForJumpingRoughly5RankingPoints

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  6. Teams ranked above UCLA by polling results: Central Florida, San Diego st., Fresno St., Utah St. Air Force, Oreo Cookies Plant 5. However, they did receive the same number of votes as Appalachian St. so there is something to cheer about if you are a Bruinette.

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      1. Well, considering Chip has a vote and Clay doesn’t … it’s not really fair to say UCLA actually came in ahead of Georgia Southern….
        #IfYouThrowOutThe”Outlier”Votes,It’sAVirtualTie

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    1. The Headline I saw read “Olivia Newton John Dead at 83.” The first line of the obit read “Olivia Newton John has died at 73.”
      #SheDeservesWayBetter
      #R.I.P.,Olivia

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      1. Only gonna get worse as schools spend more time on gender identity than reading, writing and ‘rithmetic.

        So sad to see cashiers actually having to look at the register to see that if I give a $10 bill and had $9.70 of goods, I’m due 30 cents in change!

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  7. SC plays # 5, # 8, # 35, # 40, # 51 and possibly # 14 (Michigan State) in bowl game

    So, 3 losses, 9 wins, + bowl game toss up? But will they beat YouSeeLA? More importantly, will they rise to beat anyone higher ranked? Or will do they risk losing a game on the road to a lesser ranked team?

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  8. This was about the same ranking as last year under Clay Helton. Insane. We have a revitalized roster a real head coach with a real offensive scheme and a great staff that has overhauled the culture.

    No way Oregon should be ranked higher. Coaches are afraid of a powerful SC, not so afraid of a powerful Oregon.

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