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Los Angeles Times - - Morning Briefing -

USC con­tin­ues to drop in the polls, de­spite start­ing the sea­son 3-0. How­ever, they con­tinue to rank near the top in penalty rank­ings (117 out of 120). Could there pos­si­bly be a cor­re­la­tion with the of­fi­cials work­ing their games, since they do get paid by the NCAA? The same NCAA that im­posed the strict sus­pen­sions be­cause of a cer­tain ex-Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner?

It has be­come ap­par­ent that both on and off the field no mat­ter how in­signif­i­cant the penalty, it will not go un­no­ticed or un­pun­ished by the of­fi­cials.

Richard Whor­ton Val­ley Vil­lage :: USC will be lucky to make it into the top 10 even if they’re 7-0 go­ing against the Ore­gon Ducks. Even if the poll­sters don’t ad­mit it, they’re not go­ing to give a team that’s in­el­i­gi­ble for a bowl game much credit. The Tro­jans will have to go un­de­feated to re­cap­ture the No. 5 slot on the AP poll.

Tom Turner

Dana Point ::

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