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SCHOOL RECORD STREAK IN JEOPARDY AGAINST GEORGIA … 

Head coach Steve Spurrier‘s University of South Carolina team remained ranked in the national polls for the 67th straight time – extending a school record.

Of course the Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 SEC) barely managed to remain in the Top 25 following an uninspired 33-23 victory over unranked East Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night.

South Carolina was ranked No. 24 in the AP Top 25 (down three spots) and No. 23 in the Amway Coaches’ poll (down two spots).

Also, South Carolina’s poll streak – which dates back to the second week of the 2010 season – is in real jeopardy this weekend when No. 6 Georgia (1-0, 0-0 SEC) rolls into Columbia with Heisman Trophy frontrunner Todd Gurley.  Kickoff of that game is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT with CBS televising the game nationally.  Verne Lundquist (a.k.a. the “Golden Throat”) and Gary Danielson will be in the booth with Allie LaForce patrolling the sidelines.

A loss against the favored Bulldogs and the Gamecocks would find themselves unranked for the first time in more than four seasons.

Meanwhile head coach Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers (1-1, 0-0 ACC) held at No. 23 in the AP poll and No. 24 in the coaches’ poll.

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1. Florida State (38) 2-0, 1463
2. Oregon (16) 2-0, 1415
3. Alabama (1) 2-0, 1334
4. Oklahoma (2) 2-0, 1303
5. Auburn 2-0, 1236
6. Georgia (1) 1-0, 1201
7. Texas A&M (2) 2-0, 1101
8. Baylor 2-0, 1043
9. USC 2-0, 1039
10. LSU 2-0, 1029
11. Notre Dame 2-0, 815
12. UCLA 2-0, 779
13. Michigan State 1-1, 751
14. Ole Miss 2-0, 703
15. Stanford 1-1, 592
16. Arizona State 2-0, 570
17. Virginia Tech 2-0, 532
18. Wisconsin 1-1, 391
19. Kansas State 2-0, 285
20. Missouri 2-0, 237
21. Louisville 2-0, 234
22. Ohio State 1-1, 222
23. Clemson 1-1, 206
24. South Carolina 1-1, 199
25. BYU 2-0, 179

Dropped from rankings: Nebraska 19, North Carolina 21.

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 153, North Carolina 118, Oklahoma State 92, Florida 70, Duke 43, Penn State 35, TCU 31, Mississippi State 29, Marshall 18, Tennessee 14, Iowa 10, West Virginia 6, Cincinnati 6, Washington 4, North Dakota State 3, Texas Tech 3, Pittsburgh 3, Utah 2, Arizona 1.

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1. Florida State (51) 2-0 1529
2. Alabama (1) 2-0 1435
3. Oklahoma (3) 2-0 1408
4. Oregon (6) 2-0 1407
5. Auburn 2-0 1312
6. Georgia (1) 1-0 1209
7. Baylor 2-0 1135
8. Texas A&M 2-0 1090
9. LSU 2-0 1034
10. USC 2-0 999
11. Notre Dame 2-0 858
12. UCLA 2-0 812
13. Michigan State 1-1 716
14. Arizona State 2-0 646
15. Ole Miss 2-0 609
16. Stanford 1-1 585
17. Wisconsin 1-1 409
18. Ohio State 1-1 402
19. Virginia Tech 2-0 349
20. Kansas State 2-0 333
21. Nebraska 2-0 310
22. Missouri 2-0 281
23. South Carolina 1-1 232
24. Clemson 1-1 212
25. North Carolina 2-0 129

Others receiving votes: Louisville 128, BYU 124, Florida 107, Mississippi State 84, Oklahoma State 81, Duke 55, Washington 22, TCU 19, Minnesota 17, Marshall 14, Iowa 9, Cincinnati 8, Arizona 7, West Virginia 6, Oregon State 6, Pittsburgh 5, Northern Illinois 5, Memphis 4, Rutgers 4, Michigan 2, Boise State 1, Texas Tech 1

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