Gamecocks Check in at No. 21 in Both National Polls

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Sept. 2, 2014

The University of South Carolina football team checks in at No. 21 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls announced today. The Gamecocks dropped 12 spots in both polls following a season-opening loss to Texas A&M.

The Gamecocks (0-1, 0-0 SEC) extended their school record of being ranked in the top 25 to 66 consecutive polls. That ties Stanford for the fifth-longest streak in the nation, behind only Alabama, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma.

Florida State continues to lead both polls, followed by Alabama. Oregon and Oklahoma flip-flop in the three-four slots in the two polls, with Auburn rounding out the top 5.

The Gamecocks will put that national ranking on the line Saturday when they host East Carolina (1-0, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will be televised nationally on ESPNU with Anish Shroff and Kelly Stouffer in the booth and Cara Capuano on the sidelines.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS

1 Florida State (46) 1-0 1456

2 Alabama (1) 1-0 1317

3 Oregon (5) 1-0 1314

4 Oklahoma (2) 1-0 1283

5 Auburn 1-0 1186

6 Georgia (2) 1-0 1114

7 Michigan State 1-0 1093

8 Ohio State 1-0 982

9 Texas A&M (2) 1-0 978

10 Baylor 1-0 962

11 UCLA 1-0 944

12 LSU (1) 1-0 926

13 Stanford 1-0 886

14 Southern California 1-0 729

15 Ole Miss 1-0 525

16 Notre Dame 1-0 519

17 Arizona State 1-0 431

18 Wisconsin 0-1 364

19 Nebraska 1-0 352

20 Kansas State 1-0 325

21 South Carolina 0-1 196

21 North Carolina 1-0 196

23 Clemson 0-1 164

24 Missouri 1-0 147

25 Louisville 1-0 141

AMWAY COACHES POLL

Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (1-0) 1541

2. Alabama (1-0) 1432

3. Oklahoma (1-0) 1407

4. Oregon (1-0) 1358

5. Auburn (1-0) 1289

6. Michigan State (1-0) 1141

7. Ohio State (1-0) 1114

8. Georgia (1-0) 1108

9. Baylor (1-0) 1018

10. Stanford (1-0) 999

11. UCLA (1-0) 964

 

 

12. Louisiana State (1-0) 912

13. Texas A&M (1-0) 895

14. Southern California (1-0) 713

15. Notre Dame (1-0) 605

16. Arizona State (1-0) 502

17. Mississippi (1-0) 438

18. Nebraska (1-0) 384

19. Wisconsin (0-1) 373

20. Kansas State (1-0) 370

21. South Carolina (0-1) 272

22. Missouri (1-0) 189

23. North Carolina (1-0) 168

24. Clemson (0-1) 155

25. Texas (1-0) 150