What Saturday night's loss proved is that USC is no longer the bully of the Pac-12, beating opponents with size and strength. That title now belongs to Stanford.
Steve Bisheff talks about the coaching legacy ramifications of the USC-Stanford game, UCLA's hot start and Andy Murray's breakthrough.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
They might have both moved on to the NFL, but things haven't changed in the battle between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll.
Updates on USC's first big recruiting weekend, plus catching up with USC recruits making visits to Stanford and Colorado, respectively.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
Several Pac-12 North teams are primed for big recruiting finishes, as Stanford, Cal, Oregon and Washington are in on many top prospects.
While it might feel weird, it's in the best interest of USC fans to root for Stanford the rest of the way. The Cardinal's success could help the Trojans down the road.
Steve Bisheff wonders how much attention Matt Barkley would get if he wasn't in the same conference as Andrew Luck and sings the praises of Boise State QB Kellen Moore.
USC didn't get the job done on the scoreboard Saturday against Stanford. But don't be surprised if the Trojans pass the Cardinal, and everyone else in the Pac-12, very soon.
After a rough final season under Pete Carroll in 2009 and an uneven performance last season, the Trojans look to be back on the right track. And the Kiffins are a big reason why.
On Friday, the five biggest keys to beating Stanford were identified. How did USC do in executing that plan?
USC has a long line of success recruiting at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School. Junior safety Max Redfield could be the next Diablo to become a Trojan.
If life was fair, there wouldn't have been a loser Saturday night. USC was saddled with that label but did a lot to excite its fans about the future.
They might have been the smallest guys on the field Saturday, but without RB Curtis McNeal and CB Nickell Robey, USC wouldn't have been close to Stanford.
The GameDay scene and hype has recruits excited for Saturday's game against Stanford; Orange County battles highlight Friday high school schedule.