USC is 12th in the USA Today coaches preseason poll released today. Oklahoma is the top ranked team. Alabama, Oregon, LSU and Florida State round out the top five teams.
Other noteables in the poll include Arkansas at number 14, Auburn at 19, Mississippi State at 20, Georgia at 22 and Florida at number 23. The Gamecocks will face all four of those teams next season.
In addition to Florida State and number five, Virginia Tech is 13th in the poll. Those are the only two ACC teams ranked.
Clemson received seven votes in the poll.