Run for the roses

Sizing up the Rose Bowl and national title picture heading down the stretch

Updated: October 16, 2012, 10:54 AM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | WeAreSC
Matt Barkley Steven Bisig/US PresswireComing off a win against Washington, USC and Matt Barkley return home with Rose Bowl and even national-title aspirations still alive.

The first BCS rankings of the season came out on Sunday and the Trojans are currently sitting at No. 10. It's not a bad position, and certainly one that will keep them in the conversation for a run at the national title.

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