Denver Post: The Bowl Championship Series stripped Southern California of its 2004 title Monday, leaving that season without a BCS champion. The announcement was no surprise. BCS officials had said USC was in danger of having its championship vacated after the Trojans were hit with heavy NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations committed during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. "The BCS alerted us that their presidents have voted to vacate USC's 2005 BCS championship game victory," said USC athletic director Pat Haden. "This was not an unexpected outcome. We will comply with all requirements mandated by the result of this BCS vote."