27 August 2012
Press Release

Trojans garner 9 of 16 first-place votes

DALLAS (FWAA) – If the 2012 Grantland Rice Super 16 Preseason Poll is correct, the Southeastern Conference will finish out of the top spot for the first time since 2005 and USC will win its sixth Football Writers Association of America national championship.

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Kiffin Lied; but USA Today is the One Without Integrity

USC's Lane Kiffin

by Travis Normand

Do you remember when the AP’s college football poll was part of the BCS formula?  Do you remember why the AP decided to remove its poll from the BCS?  It was essentially because the AP didn’t want to make/create the news; they simply wanted to report it.  In other words, the journalists who voted in the AP poll listened to their ethical side and (following a few controversies involving the BCS’ final standings) thought it would be best to recuse themselves from the BCS formula — thus removing any conflict of interest.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the USA Today / Coaches’ Poll.

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ESPN’s Preseason College Football ‘Power Rankings’ Released

August 10, 2012

USC Trojans Claim Top Spot in ESPN The Magazine and’s Preseason College Football “Power Rankings”

LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Oregon Round Out Top Five

The USC Trojans are the number one team in ESPN The Magazine and’s preseason college football “Power Rankings,” part of a comprehensive look at the upcoming season in The Mag’s College Football Preview Issue on newsstands today.

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