COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - After making their first appearance in the College Cup, the South Carolina Gamecocks are continuing to turn head.
Shelley Smith's squad is ranked fifth in the preseason coaches' poll. The ranking makes USC the highest ranked SEC school in the poll. The ranking is also the program's second-highest preseason ranking in school history.
This season, South Carolina will face nine opponents who received votes in the 2018 U.S. Coaches Soccer preseason poll.
South Carolina takes the pitch on August 11 at Stone Stadium when they host South Florida. The contest will start at 1 p.m.