Originally Posted by fantic
Despite the catastrophic endings
, USC's last 2 seasons should be termed as a success.
Despite disadvantage in recruiting(Hibi didn't name USC as prospective college. It's really hard for USC to get those #1 players), beating those star-studded STAN & UCLA convincingly during the dual season testifies to USC's strength.
USC recruited recently; Yates-Katz-Westby-Smith. I wonder how many of you recognize their names
Not the creme de la cremes, for sure, but USC WILL continuously challenge the elite teams.
Overcoming that extra hurdle, advancing to the Team final, is their next project. It won't be easy, of course..even defending the PAC 12 title will be an herculean task..
Yates-Katz-Westby-Smith? Do they play hockey?
Winning the Pac-12 title these days in the toughest division in the nation is no easy feat, then doing it two years in a row against star-studded teams...it seems no justice for USC to be ranked #5 and having to play a team in the R16 capable of winning it all.
I don't think a 3-peat of the Pac-12 is out of the question with the Cards rebuilding this year