Each week, the WeAreSC staff will update the rankings to reflect which USC players are making the biggest impact.
Here is the USC 10 following the 27-9 victory over Cal:
1. Matt Barkley: Back-to-back games of fewer than 200 passing yards is not what USC fans are used to seeing from Barkley.
2. Khaled Holmes: He proved his worth to the team this past week when he returned to the lineup and settled things to the point where the Trojans ran for close to 300 yards in the game.
3. T.J. McDonald: There was no bigger play in the Cal game than McDonald’s interception in the third quarter. He’s been playing at a very high level over the past two games.
4. Dion Bailey: As steady as they come. Bailey was second on the team in tackles this week.
5. Marqise Lee: There weren’t many bright spots for the USC passing attack against Cal, but Lee still ended up with 11 catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
6. Andre Heidari: Returned from his recent knee surgery and promptly went 2 for 2 on field goals, both from 40 yards or beyond.
7. Silas Redd: It was a workman-like effort against Cal with 21 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown. That kind of running is appreciated at USC.
8. Curtis McNeal: His long run on the opening series may not have led to points, but it was a reminder that the USC run game -- and McNeal -- can provide explosive plays.
9. Morgan Breslin: Where would the USC defense be without Breslin? He’s been the big-play guy for the biggest surprise unit on the team.
10. Robert Woods: There might not be a bigger priority for the USC big-play offense than to see Woods get back to being Woods.