No. 9: USC
The Trojans just want stability from Steve Sarkisian…no they don’t, they want national titles. Talk about a potential boom or bust season in Los Angeles.
The schedule is enough to warrant inclusion from the CFP committee if they run the table or suffer just one loss, but is also tricky enough that they could see the losses pile up. Week 2’s trip to Stanford will show us a ton about the new squad and a cross-country haul one week after a road game is never easy, even if it versus Boston College.
Home games include Oregon State, Arizona State and Notre Dame and road matchups with Arizona and UCLA could be agonizing.