ESPN College Football Reporter Mark Schlabach released his Too-Early Top 25 Rankings this morning and had USC at No.5.
Ohio State was No.1 followed by TCU, Oregon, Auburn, and then the Trojans. The other Pac-12 teams that made the rankings were: UCLA (No.11), Arizona (No.13), Arizona State (No.19), and Stanford (No.23).
Here is Schlabach's breakdown of USC:
"If the Trojans stay healthy in Year 2 under coach Steve Sarkisian, they might have enough talent to challenge Oregon for a Pac-12 title and a spot in the playoffs. Quarterback Cody Kessler is one of the country's more underrated passers, and JuJu Smith and Adoree' Jackson are emerging playmakers. Safety Su'a Cravens leads a talented USC defense that will have to replace All-American defensive end Leonard Williams."
USC's offense should be one of if not the best in the Pac-12 in 2015. Losing Williams is a huge loss but Claude Pelon and Antwaun Woods could have breakout seasons.
USC's November schedule is brutal as they end the season against Oregon and UCLA.
What do you think? Is USC too high or too low in the rankings?