For starters, the College Football Fan Index is a "data-based ranking" of the most engaged fanbases in the nation.
So USC fans had a hand in voting the team No. 7 on the Fan Index list. The Trojans' cardinal and gold uniforms have stood the test of time as the team has remained in its place as one of the top programs in the nation.
No surprise here: the Oregon Ducks were voted No. 1 on the list. The Michigan Wolverines sit at No. 2. The Alabama Crimson Tide sit at No. 8; And the Ohio State Buckeyes round out the list at No. 10.