USC is picked to finish third in the Pac-12 Conference South division, according to a media poll released Friday.
Times reporters do not vote in the poll, which included 26 media representatives.
Oregon was chosen to win the North division and the conference title.
UCLA, which finished 9-5 in 2012, was picked to win the South, followed by Arizona and USC.
The Trojans open training camp on Aug. 3.
USC plays Hawaii in its opener Aug. 29 at Honolulu.
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