A week off certainly did not hurt USC.
At least not with oddsmakers.
The Trojans' odds of winning the College Football Playoff drastically improved, according to betting website Bovada.
USC was at 40-1 after a 37-31 loss to 17-point underdog Boston College on Sept. 13.
This week the Trojans are at 25-1, the same line as at the start of the season.
The Trojans play Oregon State on Saturday. The Beavers are 300-1 to win the championship.