2009 CFB Preview: USC

USC is the best choice after Florida to go undefeated this year, since they don't have to play Oklahoma/Texas. They are going to be favored by a lot in most of their games, but their hardest are on the road, in Columbus, Berkeley, Eugene, and South Bend.

Still, I can't imagine any other team besides the Gators being at least a touchdown favorite in every game, which USC would be in the best case scenario.*

You could get the Trojans at 8-1 at the Boyd's books in Vegas when I was out there. If you are high on USC, that's a solid price. Somewhat surprisingly, unless you think USC is slightly underrated, there is value in the under at 5Dimes, but it's probably not a large enough edge to tie up your money for 4 months.

* - Obviously, USC is not going to be an eight point favorite in Columbus even in the best case scenario because it's too early in the season