The gap has been closed. UCLA Beat USC 38-28 in the Rose Bowl, winning the Pac 12 South. The Trojans, who began the season ranked No. 1, can no longer play spoiler to Oregon or go to the Rose Bowl.
This was supposed to be the strong year before the sanctions hit hard. Lane Kiffin may be coaching for his job against Notre Dame. What number is more important? A potential 7-5 finish or the five Rivals Top 20 overall recruits Kiffin has committed for the 2013 class?
Huge win for Jim L. and UCLA, no longer the softest program in the City of Los Angeles.