The way Southern California’s football team has played over the past several seasons could be a good predictor of its future success.
The Bears are ranked in the top five of the Pac-12 North for the first time in nine years, and have made it to the postseason in each of the past five years.
But their record is still far from the dominance of their predecessors at the University of Washington and the University at Albany.
The team finished with a 7-5 record in 2015, but has struggled to replicate that performance since then.
They are ranked No. 26 in the nation, a spot they have not been since the 2009-10 season.
The Bears are also the first team since USC to be ranked in each poll since 2010.
In 2016, the Bears won their first eight games, but lost to UCLA in the Elite Eight before losing to Stanford and USC in the Rose Bowl.
They finished 11-2 the next year, but were knocked out of the postseason by Stanford in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
This year, they are 12-2, but have yet to win a game this season.
Despite this, the team is still regarded as a team capable of reaching the College Bowl.
The only team in the Pac 12 with a better record than Southern California is USC, which is currently ranked No 2 in the preseason AP poll.
It is also worth noting that USC has won the Rose in five of its past six seasons.
The Cougars won eight games last season, and finished the year ranked in both the AP and Associated Press polls.
But this season, the school has not won a game, and the Cougars are the second-worst team in both polls after the UCLA Bruins.
The only other team in college football that has a better win percentage in a season than Southern Cal is No. 16 Stanford, which has a 5-2 mark in Pac-16 play.
The USC defense has had a major influence on how the Bears have played, but the Bears’ offense is the reason they are ranked so high in the AP poll and No. 2 nationally in both scoring and total offense.
The two best offensive performances of the Bears last season came against Washington State and Washington.
The Trojans scored on a 7th-and-1 conversion and a 3rd-and of three from the 6.
USC’s offense scored on its first drive, but Washington State was able to tie it at 8 with 2:19 left.
USC converted a 3-and_out, but scored a touchdown on its next possession.
The Cougars were then able to put together a 22-play, 73-yard drive that ended with a 3 point conversion.
The defense, led by defensive tackle Marcus Smith, has been one of the most dominant in the country, ranking first in the conference with a whopping 8.5 sacks.
USC has allowed just 24 points per game, second fewest in the ACC, and seventh fewest nationally.