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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the first time since 2012 that USC is ranked in the preseason Top 5. That year, USC was preseason No. 1 and finished the year unranked. The last three times USC was ranked in the preseason Top 10, the Trojans have disappointed, losing at least four games all three times and finishing unranked in two of them. The hype train had not been kind to the Trojans

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Sam Darnold looks to bring USC back to the national stage (1:04)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC came in at No. 4 in the preseason AP poll, which is one spot down from where the Trojans finished last season. The Trojans have started in the top-10 three times dating back to 2009 and failed to meet expectations each time. They finished the season unranked after starting No. 1 in 2012 and No. 8 in 2015 and at No. 22 following a No. 4 preseason ranking in 2009.

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12hTom VanHaaren

Who's winning California recruiting?

There are only 13 California uncommitted prospects in the ESPN 300. USC is leading the way in this power state. But will the Trojans finish that way on national signing day?

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton seemed pretty pleased with how his offense looked during Saturday's scrimmage.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's final open scrimmage of training camp featured predominantly reserve players with the first-team offense playing just one series. Here are coach Clay Helton's thoughts on the day.

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USC facing a tall task in replacing O-line (1:36)

Clay Helton @USCCoachHelton

Thank you to all the Trojan Fans who supported our team last night at Salute to Troy! Can't wait to see everyone in the Coliseum this year!

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The state of college football

ESPN SEC football analyst Paul Finebaum joins The Morning Show to talk about USC's schedule, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen's past comments, the problems circling Ole Miss and the state of college football.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC OLB Porter Gustin seems destined for a breakthrough season. He's been an important contributor the past two seasons, but if developed into an all-conference or all-American caliber player it would be a surprise. Here's Clay Helton on what Gustin is like away from the field.

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McShay says Darnold is the top QB in college football (1:28)
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Darnold's next level skills make him a Heisman favorite (2:43)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Three Pac-12 stadiums made the cut for consideration to be included in the USA-Mexico-Canada joint bid for the 2026 World Cup: Rice-Eccles Stadium (Utah), the Rose Bowl (UCLA) and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (USC).

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6dTodd McShay

McShay's 2018 NFL draft Top 10 RBs: Ronald Jones

Although not an overpowering back, Jones breaks a lot of attempted arm tackles and is a willing blocker in pass protection. A sprinter on the USC track team, he also has great top-end speed.

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McShay's 2018 NFL draft Top 10 QBs: Sam Darnold

Is Darnold or Wyoming's Josh Allen the top-rated passer headed into the 2017 season? McShay grades both similarly, but sees one as more complete than the other.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie RB Justin Davis, a USC alum, was back playing at the Coliseum. It was weird for him to see everything covered in blue instead of red, "But at the end of the day, it's home for me. When I got on the grass, all the memories started to come back." Davis broke off several long runs, but also fumbled twice. "It's definitely still in my mind," he said. "The runs make it a little better, but there's still things I just can't afford to do."

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Darnold's poise in the pocket key to USC's season (0:32)
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Darnold has Heisman hopes after breakout year (1:05)

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