NCAA.com Pac-10 Football Preview
Aug. 19, 2009
By Adam Caparell
Pete Carroll has not only built a dynasty on the conference level, but one on the national as well.
His Trojans are perennially one of the top teams in the nation and USC will be looking for an unprecedented eighth straight Pac-10 crown this fall and yet another trip to the Rose Bowl - either for the Rose Bowl game itself or for the BCS Championship that will be played in Pasadena a week later.
But don't hand the Trojans the title just yet. They have what's stacking up to be some very stiff competition - maybe their stiffest in the last nine years - with the likes of Cal, Oregon and Oregon State looking to take down the mighty Trojans.
Do the Bears, Ducks, Beavers or anyone else have what it takes to topple USC?