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.
Three top players who transferred from Lakewood to rival St. John Bosco are garnering interest from around the Pac-12.
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.
Despite losing in the city section title game for the second year in a row, USC wide receiver Darreus Rogers goes off. Jordan Simmons also updates his status.
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.