Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 23 Southern California.
Remember yesterday when we visited the unfortunate reality that is Wisconsin’s schedule? Well, I promise you no tears were shed by the Trojans in Los Angeles. On top of again having to face one of the nation’s toughest slates, USC has to do so in the wake of one of the university’s oddest and more publicly embarrassing years since 2014, the year Josh Shaw “rescued” his nephew and Anthony Brown called out Sark for being racist.