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Gamecocks ranked in AP and coaches polls

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - After a decisive win Thursday over Southern Mississippi, the South Carolina Gamecocks are once again ranked in two national polls. 

USC received 90 points in the USA Today/ESPN College coaches poll released Tuesday. BYU and Arizona hold the spots just ahead of USC. At the top of the list are 2009 national champion Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State, Texas and TCU. Georgia is number 19.

Steve Spurrier is one of the 59 head coaches that vote in the coaches poll. 

The Gamecocks are ranked number 24 in the first regular season Associated Press Top 25 football poll. Georgia is ranked number 22. Saturday's game will mark the first time Carolina and Georgia enter the contest as a pair of ranked opponents since the 2003, when eighth-ranked Georgia defeated 25th-ranked South Carolina 31-7 in Athens.

Boise State gained seven first-place votes to close in on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State as the top three in the AP poll.

The Broncos remained third after a thrilling 33-30 victory against Virginia Tech on Monday night, receiving eight first-place votes and 1,399 points from the media panel, 13 points behind the Buckeyes.

Ohio State received four first-place votes and 1,412 points. Alabama had 47 first-place votes, down seven, and 1,484 points. TCU moved up two spots to No. 4, and Texas remained No. 5 and received a first-place vote.

No. 8 Florida dropped four spots after a sloppy 34-12 victory against Miami (Ohio) and No. 10 Oklahoma fell three places after beating Utah State 31-24.

Copyright 2010 WIS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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