October 27, 2007
Trojans' new reality
EUGENE, ORE. - USC always says it never bothers with the standings, never thinks about the rankings.
What did the top spot in a preseason poll ever get anyone?
"We don't look at that," linebacker Rey Maualuga said. "Coming in at No. 1, that's just a number. We didn't prove nothing."
Saturday at Autzen Stadium, the Trojans proved all their clichés right, losing 24-17 to No. 5 Oregon.
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