The pollsters (me) are biased and would place the Trojans in the number one slot even if they were 2-11.
After Florida embarrasses Alabama, the Seminoles deserve a shot at the title. (Besides, no one wants to see USC humiliate Oklahoma again or Texas/USC II or even cares about Utah.)
After Texas fails to win it's league championship, a national title is out of the question.
Well...they lost to Texas.
They didn't lose.