College Football Rankings: USC Trojans No. 1 In Preseason Football Writers Poll

Another preseason college football poll, another No. 1 ranking for the USC Trojans.

The Football Writers Association of America released its annual Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll Monday, and USC is the team predicted to win the national championship in 2012.

USC received 261 poll points and nine first-place votes from members of an organization that boasts more than 1,300 people who cover college football for a living.

Louisiana State received four first-place votes and 247 total points, with Alabama and Oklahoma ranking third and fourth. Oregon, which did not receive a first-place vote, was fifth with 194 points.

USC and Oregon are the only Pac-12 teams in the Super 16 poll. Following the conclusion of the BCS National Championship game, the FWAA will present the Grantland Rice Trophy to its selected national champion.

USC has already been voted as the Associated Press No. 1 team in the nation going into the season.

For more on USC football, head on over to Conquest Chronicles. You can also check out everything we have to offer at SB Nation's college football hub.

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