Gamecocks drop in AP Poll

Mike Davis (Source:
Mike Davis (Source:

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The University of South Carolina football team slipped a couple notches, but remained in both national polls released Sunday.

The Gamecocks (1-1) dropped three spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 24, while they fell two slots to No. 23 in the Amway Coaches' poll. South Carolina was ranked 21st in both polls last week prior to a 33-23 win over East Carolina on Saturday night.

The Gamecocks are tied for the fifth-longest current streak of being ranked in the AP's Top-25. Carolina and Stanford have been ranked for 67-consecutive polls, trailing only Alabama, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma. Carolina's streak started with the second week of the 2010 season and is the longest streak in school history.

The Gamecocks will put that streak on the line this weekend when they host the No. 6/6 Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, September 13.

Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on CBS with Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson in the booth and Allie LaForce on the sidelines.

Defending national champion Florida State (2-0) continues to lead both polls. Both polls have the same teams in the Top-5, but in different order. The AP has Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Auburn ranked 2-5, while the Coaches have 2-5 ranked with Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn.

Below is a full list of the latest rankings:

1. Florida State

2. Oregon

3. Alabama

4. Oklahoma

5. Auburn

6. Georgia

7. Texas A&M

8. Baylor

9. USC

10. LSU

11. Notre Dame

12. UCLA

13. Michigan State

14. Ole Miss

15. Stanford

16. Arizona State

17. Virginia Tech

18. Wisconsin

19. Kansas State

20. Missouri

21. Louisville

22. Ohio State

23. Clemson

24. South Carolina

25. BYU

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