Pete Carroll thinks very little of the BCS rankings right now.
“I couldn’t care less,” USC’s coach said after his Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-10) destroyed woeful Washington State 69-0 on Saturday for their biggest shutout victory since 1931.
“It doesn’t matter,” he said before Sunday’s BCS rankings had his team fifth. “It doesn’t have any factor on anything right now.”
According the Mark Sanchez, there seems to be little left but for November to get here:
“Oh, I think we’re on the up and up. We’re ready to be peak at the right time,” Sanchez said. “A couple more games in October, and then once we get to November, we haven’t lost in November since Coach Carroll has been here.”
While that is great promotional material from a pretty good motivator, the fact remains that the Trojans are facing a steep uphill battle with their remaining schedule. When Notre Dame at home might be your remaining marquee match up, you have strength of schedule issues.