McLaughlin: Is USC Overrated in the Latest CFP Rankings?

Spencer is joined by 'Locked On Utes' host JT Wistrcill to look at the CFP fallout

Posted on November 10, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


The Pac-12 has three teams in the latest CFP rankings that fall inside the top 12: No. 6 Oregon, No. 8 USC, and No. 12 UCLA.

The Trojans have been impressive at 8-1 and have the league’s best or second-best loss (at Utah by just a single point), along with UCLA’s loss to Oregon.

But the Trojans are getting too much respect based on their resume by being put four slots ahead of UCLA, which is just one spot above a two-loss Utah team that they handled at home.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by ‘Locked On Utes’ host JT Wistrcill to look at the fallout from the latest College Football Playoff rankings for the Pac-12.

usc logoWhich of the three teams with just one loss is looking like the most serious contender for a top 4 final ranking and a slot in the CFP?

JT also shares insight on the Utes who continue to (quietly) play good football and keep themselves in the Pac-12 Championship picture.

Can Kyle Whittingham and the Utes still repeat as Pac-12 champions in 2022?


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