- USC (2019: 8-5)
Impact Returning Players: Kedon Slovis (QB) & Tyler Vaughns (WR)
USC had a lot of ups and downs last season, but that is to be expected with a true freshman QB. Clay Helton will have a lot of talent returning from a very young 2019 team that was 1 win away from the PAC-12 championship. Due to some recruiting struggles for this team, optimism should be contained until further notice. A ridiculous schedule with games against 3 teams in the Top 10 (Alabama, Oregon, & Notre Dame) of this poll might limit the ceiling for this team.
Kedon Slovis throws pass in 2019 Holiday Bowl. (Source: LA Times)