Would No. 1 belong to the Trojans?
Well, it will if USC can get past Notre Dame next week and then past the Big Ten champion in the Rose Bowl. USC has led the polls ever since Nebraska fell, and now that McKay has the Pacific Eight championship tucked away, the only worry he has is with his old pal Bear Bryant and Alabama about this poll business.
"I was talking to Paul on the phone the other day and I told him I had voted for him in the UPI poll," said McKay. "I said, 'That's two votes I know you got, but don't blame me for all those other dumb guys voting for us.' "
They may not be so dumb.