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Gamecocks, Tigers Gain Ground

The University of South Carolina football team improved its standing in the national polls on the strength of its 36-14 victory over Mississippi State this weekend. Head coach Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2 SEC) climbed from No. 14 to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll thanks…

The University of South Carolina football team improved its standing in the national polls on the strength of its 36-14 victory over Mississippi State this weekend.

Head coach Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2 SEC) climbed from No. 14 to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll thanks to their convincing homecoming win over the Bulldogs. They also climbed from No. 16 to No. 15 in the USA Today/ Coaches’ poll.

South Carolina has now been ranked in 58 consecutive AP polls – tying Stanford for the fifth-longest streak in the nation.

Clemson also gained ground after pummeling Virginia 59-10 on the road in Charlottesville. Head coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers (8-1, 6-1 ACC) moved from No. 9 to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and from No. 8 to No. 7 in the coaches’ poll.

The Gamecocks and Tigers will do battle on November 30 in Columbia – but not before each team enjoys a week off, one final conference game and a tune-up against an FCS opponent.

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 (November 3)

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1. Alabama (52) 8-0, 1491
2. Oregon (2) 8-0, 1418
3. Florida State (6) 8-0, 1409
4. Ohio State 9-0, 1315
5. Baylor 7-0, 1234
6. Stanford 7-1, 1214
7. Auburn 8-1, 1082
8. Clemson 8-1, 1059
9. Missouri 8-1, 956
10. LSU 7-2, 863
11. Texas A&M 7-2, 861
12. Oklahoma 7-1, 816
13. South Carolina 7-2, 769
14. Miami (FL) 7-1, 737
15. Oklahoma State 7-1, 662
16. UCLA 6-2, 515
17. Fresno State 8-0, 493
18. Michigan State 8-1, 478
19. UCF 6-1, 472
20. Louisville 7-1, 385
21. Wisconsin 6-2, 342
22. Northern Illinois 9-0, 322
23. Arizona State 6-2, 197
24. Notre Dame 7-2, 164
25. Texas Tech 7-2, 102

Dropped from rankings: Michigan 23

Others receiving votes: Texas 34, Georgia 32, Brigham Young 28, Ole Miss 17, Houston 9, Minnesota 7, Washington 6, Michigan 6, Ball State 4, Duke 1.

USA TODAY/ COACHES’ POLL (November 3)

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1. Alabama (54) 8-0, 1540
2. Oregon (5) 8-0, 1475
3. Florida State (3) 8-0, 1436
4. Ohio State 9-0, 1369
5. Baylor 7-0, 1299
6. Stanford 7-1, 1222
7. Clemson 8-1, 1121
8. Oklahoma 7-1, 971
9. Missouri 8-1, 961
10. Auburn 8-1, 959
11. Oklahoma State 7-1, 864
12. LSU 7-2, 835
13. Texas A&M 7-2, 800
14. Miami (FL) 7-1, 747
15. South Carolina 7-2, 722
16. Louisville 7-1, 569
17. Fresno State 8-0, 567
18. UCLA 6-2, 494
19. Michigan State 8-1, 446
20. Northern Illinois 9-0, 409
21. UCF 6-1, 340
22. Wisconsin 6-2, 333
23. Texas Tech 7-2, 217
24. Arizona State 6-2, 130
25. Notre Dame 7-2, 108

Dropped from rankings: Michigan 21

Others receiving votes: Texas 77, Georgia 25, Houston 24, Brigham Young 19, Minnesota 18, Michigan 14, Nebraska 12, Duke 11, Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Ball State 4, Ole Miss 3, Oregon State 2, Arizona 1, USC 1.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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11 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Florida State is two TDs better than Alabama or Oregon.

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Walter-White November 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Lol ah umm they play the ACC. Which is sort of like a slower, weaker, less talented version of the SEC.

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AClemsonManNeedsNoIntroduction November 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I’ll take some of that action, WW, if you care to lay odds.

Further, a USC win of the SEC would mark the decline of the SEC, not the ascendency of USuck.

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The Colonel November 4, 2013 at 12:58 am

“A Clemson Man Needs No Introduction” cause his overalls and his finger up his nose give him away…

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Smirks November 4, 2013 at 9:20 am

I don’t agree, I think Alabama is ultimately the best of the three. FSU stands a respectable chance at winning though, Oregon not so much.

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USC Student November 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

If FSU plays ‘Bama for the National Title, it will be a repeat situation of last year. The game will be decided within minutes.

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E Norma Scok November 3, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Jadaveon for Heisman!

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Squishy123 November 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Ha!!! The only way he’ll get a ticket to the awards banquet is if he buys one.

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twinkle toes ENS November 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

You like to do what to big cocks? Homo

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Matt November 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

By November 30th Clemson/USC matchup, both teams should be top 10.

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Who has Clemson played again? November 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Hmm. I notice something odd. Clemsux fans like to point out USC lost to unranked teams while they only got butt reamed by one team that was ranked, but they tend to forget USC is the only one of the 2 that has actually beaten not one but two teams still ranked this late into the season in the polls. USC has one win over a top 10 ten and one more against a top 20 while Clemson has beaten no one ranked. Surely that cant be. They haven’t beaten one tema in the top 25? NOPE. On another funny point did anyone see the sign this weekend some fan was holding up at the FSU game making fun of Dabo? It said if Miami and FSU played 10 times, Clemson would win 5 of them. Now that’s just funny. I’ll bet Dabo gets that cop that let the sign in past him fired too.

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