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# Who runs L.A.? Mathematical breakdown of the UCLA-USC rivalry in the 2000’s

Less than 14 miles stands between the USC and UCLA campuses. Both claim the keys to the city, but who really runs the City of Angels?

Former UCLA QB, Brett Hundley, famously claimed "UCLA runs L.A., everybody knows that!" after beating USC at the Coliseum in 2013. That specific season he had valid mathematical point.

It’s the first of many spoils the winner of any UCLA-USC game loves to claim as soon as the clock strikes zero, but is he correct? Who is really the landlord of Los Angeles and who is merely a tenant in the 21st century?

We combined the final scores for football and men’s basketball to create an average combined score to determine who ran Los Angeles each season this century.  The winner of the Crosstown Cup/Gauntlet will be used as a tiebreaker if the combined average scores are the same.

#### 2000/2001 Season

 Football winner USC (38-35) Basketball winner UCLA (80-75), UCLA (85-76) Avg. Combined Score UCLA 67 - USC 63 Margin of Victory +4 UCLA Crosstown Gauntlet Did not exist Who ran L.A.? UCLA Bruins

#### 2001/2002 Season

 Football winner USC (27-0) Basketball winner USC (81-77), UCLA (67-65) Avg. Combined Score USC 58 - UCLA 47 Margin of Victory +11 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2002/2003 Season

 Football winner USC (52-21) Basketball winner USC (80-75), USC (86-85) Avg. Combined Score USC 73 - UCLA 60 Margin of Victory +13 USC Crosstown Gauntlet UCLA Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2003/2004 Season

 Football winner USC (47-22) Basketball winner USC (76-69), USC (78-77) Avg. Combined Score USC 67 - UCLA 56 Margin of Victory +11 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2004/2005 Season

 Football winner USC (29-24) Basketball winner UCLA (72-69), UCLA (90-69) Avg. Combined Score UCLA 64 - USC 56 Margin of Victory +8 UCLA Crosstown Gauntlet UCLA Who ran L.A.? UCLA Bruins

#### 2005/2006 Season

 Football winner USC (66-19) Basketball winner UCLA (66-45), USC (71-68) Avg. Combined Score USC 60 - UCLA 51 Margin of Victory +9 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2006/2007 Season

 Football winner UCLA (13-9) Basketball winner UCLA (65-64), UCLA (70-65) Avg. Combined Score UCLA 49 - USC 46 Margin of Victory +3 UCLA Crosstown Gauntlet UCLA Who ran L.A.? UCLA Bruins

#### 2007/2008 Season

 Football winner USC (24-7) Basketball winner USC (72-63), UCLA (56-46), UCLA (57-54) Avg. Combined Score USC 49 - UCLA 46 Margin of Victory +3 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2008/2009 Season

 Football winner USC (28-7) Basketball winner UCLA (64-60), UCLA (76-60), USC (65-55) Avg. Combined Score USC 53.25 - UCLA 53 Margin of Victory +1 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2009/2009 Season

 Football winner USC (28-7) Basketball winner USC (67-46), USC (68-64) Avg. Combined Score USC 54 - UCLA 39 Margin of Victory + 15 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2010/2012 Season

 Football winner USC (28-14) Basketball winner USC (63-52), UCLA (64-50) Avg. Combined Score USC 47 - UCLA 43 Margin of Victory +4 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2011/2012 Season

 Football winner USC (50-0) Basketball winner UCLA (66-47), UCLA (64-54), UCLA (55-40) Avg. Combined Score USC 48 - UCLA 46 Margin of Victory +2 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### 2012/2013 Season

 Football winner UCLA (38-28) Basketball winner USC (75-71), UCLA (75-59) Avg. Combined Score UCLA 61 - USC 53 Margin of Victory +8 UCLA Crosstown Gauntlet UCLA Who ran L.A.? UCLA Bruins

#### 2013/2014 Season

 Football winner UCLA (35-14) Basketball winner UCLA (107-73), UCLA (83-73) Avg. Combined Score UCLA 75 - USC 53 Margin of Victory +22 UCLA Crosstown Gauntlet USC Who ran L.A.? UCLA Bruins

#### 2014/2015 Season

 Football winner UCLA (38-20) Basketball winner UCLA (83-66), UCLA (85-74), UCLA (96-70) Avg. Combined Score UCLA 75- USC 58 Margin of Victory +17 UCLA Crosstown Gauntlet UCLA Who ran L.A.? UCLA Bruins

#### 2015/2016 Season

 Football winner USC (40-21) Basketball winner USC (89-75), USC (80-61), USC (95-71) Avg. Combined Score USC 76 - UCLA 57 Margin of Victory +11 USC Crosstown Gauntlet USC currently leads 70-50 Who ran L.A.? USC Trojans

#### Who Runs L.A.?

 FB Head-to-Head USC 12- UCLA 4 BK Head-to-Head UCLA 22 - USC 15 Avg. Combined Scores USC 57 - UCLA 56 Margin of Victory USC +1 Crosstown Gauntlet USC 9-5 (Does not include 2015/16) Most Dominant Year 2013/2014 (UCLA +22) Closest Year 2008/2009 (USC +1) Longest Streak 5 years - USC (2007/08 to 2011/12) Clean Sweeps USC 4 (2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2009/2010, 2015/2016) UCLA 3 (2006/2007, 2013/2014, 2014/2015) Who runs L.A.? USC Trojans

To the victor go the spoils...