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USC football: Trojans ranked 15th in coaches preseason poll

USC football: Trojans ranked 15th in coaches preseason poll
USC is ranked No. 15 in the college football coaches poll going into its first season under Coach Steve Sarkisian, shown at Pac-12 media day on July 23. (Associated Press)

USC is ranked No. 15 in the coaches preseason college football poll administered by USA Today.

The Trojans, under first-year Coach Steve Sarkisian, are one of six Pac-12 Conference teams ranked in the poll.

Oregon is fourth, UCLA seventh, Stanford 11th, Arizona State 18th and Washington 25th.

Florida State was No. 1, followed by Alabama and Oklahoma.

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USC opens its season Aug. 30 against Fresno State before traveling to Stanford for its conference opener.

The Trojans start training camp Monday.

USC finished 10-4 last season despite the tumult that surrounded the firing of former coach Lane Kiffin.

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