Former Consensus All-American Wide Receiver for Oklahoma State, Dez Bryant, already has USC football going to the National Title game come season's end. He has SC going to the College Football Playoff along with Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson.
Of course, it's understandable for Bryant to feel this way when seeing SC rally to a fourth-down conversion on a play that was supposed to be over, and rally all the way to a game-winning touchdown pass moments later in a hostile environment. SC is now 4-0, and only two rankings below one of those coveted top four slots at No. 6.
The other three teams in Bryant's Playoff field are ranked ahead of SC, so for his prediction to come true, it's just going to come down to surpassing Ohio State and Michigan. Can they get there? Well, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. SC is scoring 42.25 points per game, and only allowing 18.25.
USC football has a good defense-to-offense dynamic going, which has helped them lead the nation in turnover margin (+14).
USC football has a head coach in Lincoln Riley who has been to the College Football Playoff three times before. This is only his sixth year of head coaching. It goes to show just how comfortable he is in developing teams up to that CFP level. He most certainly has that type of energy about him, as Oklahoma has regressed significantly so far this season without him.
OU has already lost a game this year, and it was a bad home loss to then-unranked Kansas State. The Sooners never finished outside the top 10 with Riley at the helm. They are currently ranked 18th. SC also has an elite quarterback in Caleb Williams, who is yet to turn the ball over this year and has scored 11 touchdowns (nine passing).
The entire offense hasn't yet turned the ball over. It's fair for Bryant to look at this team and have them as one of the final four. Not everyone will buy in until USC plays a ranked opponent, but they certainly are capable and talented enough to hang with anybody remaining on their schedule. To see a former stud at the college level believing it through just four weeks makes it even more exciting.