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Week 8 College Football Rankings: Still no Gamecocks

The voters didn't see Carolina, and their absence didn't make hearts grow much fonder.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The top 25 has a new leader, with Mississippi State overtaking Florida State for the top spot on the back of their 38-28 win over the Auburn Tigers in Starkville on Saturday night.

The SEC West filled out the top three spots in Sagarin's computer ratings this week, as well as six of the top twelve spots, with every team cracking the top 25.

Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Ole Miss
3 Ole Miss Mississippi State
4 Baylor Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame Baylor
6 Michigan State Alabama
7 Alabama Georgia
8 Auburn TCU
9 Oregon Texas A&M
10 Georgia Oregon
11 Oklahoma Florida State
13 Ohio State Notre Dame
14 Kansas State Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State Ohio State
16 East Carolina Stanford
17 Arizona Kansas State
18 Arizona State Clemson
19 Nebraska Florida
20 Stanford UCLA
21 Texas A&M USC
22 Clemson Tennessee
23 Utah Utah
24 Marshall Nebraska
25 USC Arkansas

Future opponents Tennessee (22nd in Sagarin) and Clemson (22nd in the coaches poll and 18th in Sagarin) also found themselves ranked.

Carolina returns to action next week against Furman.