Ranking the nation's top 10 QB battles 

July, 31, 2013
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Max WittekCal Sport Media/AP ImagesMax Wittek is involved in a competitive QB battle this offseason at USC.
Looking for a reason to keep tabs on college football's quarterback battles this August? How about the fact that a year ago Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and UCLA’s Brett Hundley, among others, had not yet won their respective jobs?

There are several key starting decisions still to be made, and some of the winners will have the opportunity to step in and be impact players right from the beginning. Here's our ranking of the top 10 battles heading into camp.





1. USC Trojans


Every quarterback with an ounce of interest in playing college football prays, I’m sure, for just the right set of circumstances for his debut. Beautiful weather, good players around him, and a beatable opponent with a susceptible secondary.

Well, at least USC’s Max Wittek had one of those. Sort of.