The Trojans were ranked third going into last season in the coaches poll and first in the Associated Press media poll before stumbling to a 7-6 record.
Two-time defending national champion Alabama is ranked No. 1.
USC does not play Oregon in the regular season, but the Trojans will face four teams ranked in the preseason poll: Stanford, UCLA, Oregon State and No. 11 Notre Dame.
USC opens training camp Saturday in preparation for its Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii.