Top Trojans from Arizona

LOS ANGELES -- With the Arizona State Sun Devils last weekend and the Arizona Wildcats approaching Saturday, Lane Kiffin's USC Trojans will have the opportunity to come up close and personal with the best these two desert schools have to offer.

It also means a lot of talented Californians will be competing for the Arizona schools against the Trojans, a factor that certainly motivated Arizona State last weekend in Tempe and will be the case as well for Arizona in Los Angeles.

Consider this point: Last Saturday against the Trojans, Arizona State linebacker Shelly Lyons, a former Corona Centennial High School star, returned a Matt Barkley interception for the game-sealing touchdown and was named Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week.