Seems like every convo I've had with a USC alum in the past 2 years seems to involve the following talking points (from them):
"We're a better university than UCLA. US News said so."
"We'll soon be a better university than Cal. It's just a matter of time."
"We did it the right way, by spending money on resources and scholarships for top students. You get what you pay for. USC's future is bright, Cal and UCLA's future is not."
Has anyone else been hearing this party line? How would you respond?