Since 1936, USC is 10-2 vs. teams ranked No. 3 in AP Top 25 poll
It's a random bit of history, certainly, but looking back USC has had lots of success vs. teams ranked No. 3 overall in the AP Top 25.
USC takes on No. 3 Utah at The Coliseum this weekend; USC last played a team ranked third-overall in 2006, Michigan, and won 32-18. USC hasn't lost to a team ranked No. 3 overall since 1998, when the Bruins defeated the Trojans 34-17. USC's most impressive victory over a team ranked third was vs. Ohio State in 1972 — USC won 42 to 17.
According to ReignOfTroy.com, USC is one of just three schools to have a winning record vs. 3rd-ranked teams.
(h/t Reign Of Troy)
— Reign of Troy (@ReignofTroy) October 21, 2015