Earlier today, Reign of Troy covered USC Football's five First-Team All-Pac 12 selections: Caleb Williams, Tuli Tuipulotu, Andrew Vorhees, Jordan Addison, and Mekhi Blackmon. It's also important, however, to shout out the Second-Team selections too.
RB1 Travis Dye was selected as the Second-Team All-Pac 12 Running Back despite having to miss the last three and a half games this year. His 6.1 yards per carry average proved too dominant to leave off of the All-Pac 12 rosters. Trojan Center Brett Neilon was also a Second-Team selection, and for good reason. Like Dye, his absence was most certainly felt in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
PFF First-Team All-American Calen Bullock was also selected to the All-Pac 12 Second-Team roster, after he not only recorded 47 tackles, but also picked off five passes (ran one back for a touchdown) and posted five PDs. OG Justin Dedich, OT Jonah Monheim, LB Shane Lee, DB Max Williams, and WR Tahj Washington were selected as All-Pac 12 Honorable Mentions.
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Not only was all that great news for USC Football, but more came out last week too. CBS Sports and 247Sports released their All-American rosters, and multiple Trojans made the First Team. Those would be Caleb Williams and Tuli Tuipulotu. Williams won the Heisman Trophy after throwing for 4,075 yards and running for 372. He threw 37 touchdown dimes and ran for 10 more touchdowns.
Tuli Tuipulotu had 21 tackles for loss (led the entire Power 5), and had 12.5 sacks (led the entire country). He also had 44 tackles, three PDs, and two forced fumbles. Both Neilon and Guard Andrew Vorhees received Second-Team selections. And again, there's no disputing that they deserve them when seeing how big their impacts were felt when they couldn't play in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
PFF First-Team All-American was selected as an Honorable Mention for CBS Sports/247Sports' squad.
The Men's Basketball AP Top 25 Poll was released on Monday and USC Basketball was not on it again. They have not been ranked yet at any point this season. The 7-3 Trojans did not receive any votes either. They rightfully don't deserve to be ranked.
They will need to show more than they have to shake their opening night embarrassment against Florida Gulf Coast. They lost to FGCU 74-61, in a game that shouldn't be lost at all. If they had beaten one or both of Tennessee or Wisconsin, who are both ranked, then maybe they would deserve to be in the Top 25.
They certainly would if they defeated both. For now, though, they're playing from behind.