When asked, no one could resist making the case for USC to sneak into the playoff, despite it being ranked 10th and behind both Penn State and Ohio State amongst two-loss teams
Since the Pac-12’s expansion from 10 teams in 2010, the North division had been undefeated (6-0) in the championship game, but USC reversed the trend in Santa Clara, downing the Cardinal in a back-and-forth nailbiter.
USC and Stanford play for the Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium.
The No. 10 Trojans face the Cardinal seeking their first conference title in nine years.
USC faces a hefty challenge in the Stanford offense, which is bolstered by Bryce Love.
Clay Helton and David Shaw give their initial thoughts leading up to Friday's tilt.
In Week 2 of the college football season, USC steamrolled Stanford for a 42-24 victory, while amassing over 600 yards of total offense. It still stands out as one of the Trojans’ most impressive performances of 2017.
The No. 11 Trojans will either face Washington State or Stanford at the Levi's Stadium.
The Trojans remained undefeated at home and secured the Victory Bell for a year, but they continued to show the same weaknesses they have fought since the first week of the season.
Follow along with our live blog as USC takes on UCLA in a rivalry match at the Coliseum.