Aug 11, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Allyson Felix (USA) celebrates with an American flag after winning the women's 4x400m relay final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Theare already to projected to win the Pac-12 championship. They can add on an overall victory in the athlete medal count at the 2012 Olympics too.
USC ended up dominating the last two days on the track and in the Serpentine, pulling away from the field in the penultimate Pac-12 medal count. 12 gold medals have been awarded to various Trojan athletes (tying them with Stanford), but they've also managed eight second place finishes and three bronzes. It has to be a very satisfactory moment for Trojan fans everywhere. It really doesn't matter what happens on the final day of the Olympics; USC will stay in first in terms of individual medals.
USC is also projected to win the event medal count as well by a similar decisive margin.
USC's golden girl was Allyson Felix, who ended up being one of the most decorated Pac-12 Olympians of these games. Felix notched two gold medals in the world-record setting 4 x 100 meter relay and the 4 x 400 meter relay in two straight days of action, with this coming only days after finishing first in the 200 meter dash.
Other Trojan track stars picked up medals, including Bryshon Nellum (who carries the Olympic flag at the closing ceremony) and Josh Mance, who finished with silver in the 200 meter relay. However, there were also some unexpected surprises, like Ous Mellouli grabbing gold in the men's 10k open swim in Hyde Park for Tunisia just after Haley Anderson picked up a silver in the women's 10k open swim.
The women's volleyball team looked like they were going to join all these Trojans at the top of the stand, but after winning their first set against Brazil they dropped the next three in a row to completely fall out of contention for gold. The USA women's team had five Pac-12 players (and more alternates, although they don't receive medals), all of whom received silvers. Two were from Washington, two from Stanford, one USC.
Keshia Baker also won Oregon's second gold medal of these games after running the heat of the women's 4 x 400 meter relay. Brigetta Barrett won a silver for Arizona in the women's high jump.
Note: Christian Press (Stanford was an alternate and did not receive gold for the USWNT), as I mistakenly provided in the last medal count. Stanford drops back a gold in the last medal count.