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College football rankings, week 2: AP, Coaches polls rolling in

South Carolina falls two spots to No. 23 in the Amway Coaches poll and hold steady at No. 21 in the AP Top 25.

Grant Halverson

South Carolina fell to No. 24 in the AP Top 25 and to No. 23 in the new Amway Coaches poll after being ranked 21st in both a week ago. The Gamecocks dropped below Missouri -- the Tigers held steady at No. 22 with a 49-24 win over Toledo -- and were overtaken by No. 19 Virginia Tech. The Hokies were unranked last week but surged past South Carolina and several others on the strength of an impressive 35-21 win over Ohio State in Columbus. Clemson also moved past Carolina in the AP poll after destroying S.C. State.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (38) Florida State (51) Oregon
2 Oregon (16) Alabama (1) Georgia
3 Alabama (1) Oklahoma (3) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (6) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Georgia (1) Georgia (1) LSU
7 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Florida
8 Baylor Texas A&M Alabama
9 USC LSU Notre Dame
11 Notre Dame Notre Dame Michigan State
12 UCLA UCLA Ohio State
13 Michigan State Michigan State USC
14 Ole Miss Arizona State Wisconsin
15 Stanford Ole Miss Virginia Tech
16 Arizona State Stanford BYU
17 Virginia Tech Wisconsin Florida State
18 Wisconsin Ohio State Ole Miss
19 Kansas State Virginia Tech Arizona
20 Missouri Kansas State Baylor
21 Louisville Nebraska TCU
22 Ohio State Missouri UCF
23 Clemson South Carolina Stanford
24 South Carolina Clemson Kansas State
25 BYU North Carolina Louisville

Do you think South Carolina deserved to fall in the polls this week? The Gamecocks came up just a few yards short of punching it in the end zone and covering the spread (i.e. meeting expectations) in the final minutes of the game.

One thing is now clear: South Carolina needs to beat Georgia to keep alive its streak of 67 straight weeks in the top 25.