Gamecocks Climb Three Spots in National Polls
Head coach Steve Spurrier has the Gamecocks off to a 5-1 start.
 
Head coach Steve Spurrier has the Gamecocks off to a 5-1 start.

Oct. 13, 2013

The University of South Carolina football squad climbed three notches in both major polls released today. The Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC) are the No. 11 team in the country, according to this week's Associated Press poll and are ranked ninth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll.

The Gamecocks are coming off an impressive 52-7 win at Arkansas. They will travel to Knoxville this week to face the Tennessee Volunteers (3-3, 0-2 SEC). Game time is set for noon ET and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN. The Vols are coming off a bye week.

Alabama (6-0) and Oregon (6-0) continue to hold down the top two spots in both polls. Clemson, Ohio State and Florida State round out the top 5. The Gamecocks are the fourth-ranked SEC team in both polls, trailing the Crimson Tide, LSU and Texas A&M, all Western Division squads.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS

1 Alabama (55) 6-0 1495

2 Oregon (5) 6-0 1438

3 Clemson 6-0 1352

4 Ohio State 6-0 1330

5 Florida State 5-0 1242

6 LSU 6-1 1137

7 Texas A&M 5-1 1105

8 Louisville 6-0 1077

9 UCLA 5-0 1017

10 Miami (FL) 5-0 912

11 South Carolina 5-1 896

12 Baylor 5-0 849

13 Stanford 5-1 824

14 Missouri 6-0 749

15 Georgia 4-2 615

16 Texas Tech 6-0 590

17 Fresno State 5-0 383

18 Oklahoma 5-1 380

19 Virginia Tech 6-1 352

20 Washington 4-2 309

21 Oklahoma State 4-1 264

22 Florida 4-2 249

23 Northern Illinois 6-0 185

24 Auburn 5-1 156

25 Wisconsin 4-2 153

USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS

1 Alabama (58) 6-0 1545

2 Oregon (3) 6-0 1485

3 Ohio State 6-0 1406

4 Clemson (1) 6-0 1365

5 Florida State 5-0 1293

6 Louisville 6-0 1166

7 Texas A&M 5-1 1156

8 LSU 6-1 1098

9 South Carolina 5-1 1024

10 UCLA 5-0 999

11 Miami (FL) 5-0 905

12 Baylor 5-0 890

13 Stanford 5-1 857

14 Missouri 6-0 617

15 Texas Tech 6-0 587

16 Georgia 4-2 546

17 Oklahoma State 4-1 493

18 Oklahoma 5-1 482

19 Fresno State 5-0 419

 

 

20 Virginia Tech 6-1 297

21 Nebraska 5-1 278

22 Florida 4-2 240

23 Northern Illinois 6-0 224

24 Michigan 5-1 178

25 Washington 4-2 137