[UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 4, 2012.]
We're not really huge football fans, but the one game we never miss each year is the heated brawl between the Bruins and the Trojans (beers in hand, natch). It's about so much more than pigskin, though—people go positively cray-cray over this age-old feud, academic and athletic. And, of course, we wanted to find out who fares best when it came to actual street cred—and by this we mean, who brings their A-plus game, fashion-wise, of course.
So, we had babes from both schools battle it out in front of our street-style lens. It turns out, they're all over-achievers. (And, we're just so glad we didn't catch anyone in their PJs heading to an 8 a.m. class!). From colorblocked little numbers to the daintiest denim day dress we've spotted all spring, these gals definitely don't slack in the dressing department. But you tell us: When it comes to cute collegiate style, who is the most ahead of the curve? Vote in our comments section to settle this score for good, and decide who belongs in SoCal's haute Hall of Fame.
Photographed by Hailley Howard