USA Today Sports released their predicted records for all 130 FBS teams for this upcoming season earlier today, crowning the USC Trojans as PAC-12 Champions. They have USC sitting atop the PAC-12 with an 11-1 record while going 8-1 in conference play.
Other significant P5 conference champions include:
SEC: Alabama Crimson Tide
Big 12: Oklahoma Sooners
Big Ten: Ohio State Buckeyes
OSU (12-0) is the only team projected to have a better record than USC. USC also joins an exclusive list of one-loss teams including only Alabama, Wisconsin, and FSU. USC continues to receive praise from the media after being picked to win PAC-12 at conference media day and being ranked fourth overall in Preseason Coaches Poll.
We shall see soon enough if this talented Trojan team can live up to the preseason hype.