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.
|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|
|6||Georgia (1)||Georgia (1)||LSU|
|7||Texas A&M (2)||Baylor||Florida|
|11||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Michigan State|
|13||Michigan State||Michigan State||USC|
|14||Ole Miss||Arizona State||Wisconsin|
|15||Stanford||Ole Miss||Virginia Tech|
|17||Virginia Tech||Wisconsin||Florida State|
|18||Wisconsin||Ohio State||Ole Miss|
|19||Kansas State||Virginia Tech||Arizona|
|24||South Carolina||Clemson||Kansas State|
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.