Bounced from the top 10 a week earlier, the USC Trojans tried slipping back in with a somewhat methodical 27-9 victory over Cal that provided almost as many questions as answers.
Rumors of the demise of USC's national recruiting prowess have been severely exaggerated, as the Trojans are flexing their national recruiting muscles.
While there aren't any San Diego County products on the Trojans' radar this year, the area has been fruitful for the Trojans in the past.
Since he wasn't invited to New York, Matt Barkley has no chance at the Heisman Trophy this year. But there have been some great Trojans who never hoisted the Heisman.