The USC men's basketball team has greatly improved under the direction of Tim Floyd.
They have taken out Oregon, Wichita St, and Arizona; they also took UCLA down to the wire. They don't have many bad losses on their schedule so far (their worst would be an OT loss at home vs. S. Carolina in the first game of the season OR the K State loss in Vegas). The only thing hurting their RPI right now are the home losses they suffered (S Car, WSU, and UCLA).
Therefore, I present the University of Southern California Trojans with the Official Darkhorse Award.