Clemson Stays At #8, USC Up To #15

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — The University of South Carolina football team rose three notches in the Associated Press poll to number 15 in the country, and one spot in the USA Today/Coaches poll to number 13, it was announced today. The Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC) are coming off a convincing 54-3 rout of the Kentucky Wildcats. Up next for Carolina is a trip to Starkville to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3, 0-3 SEC) in a 12:21 pm ET start on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Gamecocks will return to the practice fields Monday night at 7 pm. AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 LSU (40) 6-0 1450 2 Alabama (10) 6-0 1405 3 Oklahoma (8) 5-0 1382 4 Wisconsin 5-0 1243 5 Boise State (1) 5-0 1222 6 Oklahoma State 5-0 1176 7 Stanford 5-0 1164 8 Clemson 6-0 1080 9 Oregon 4-1 1000 10 Arkansas 5-1 921 11 Michigan 6-0 868 12 Georgia Tech 6-0 741 13 West Virginia 5-1 659 14 Nebraska 5-1 642 15 South Carolina 5-1 608 16 Illinois 6-0 594 17 Kansas State 5-0 580 18 Arizona State 5-1 414 19 Virginia Tech 5-1 410 20 Baylor 4-1 308 21 Texas A&M 3-2 251 22 Texas 4-1 216 23 Michigan State 4-1 181 24 Auburn 4-2 156 25 Houston 6-0 142 USA Today Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Oklahoma (32) 5-0 1434 2 LSU (15) 6-0 1409 3 Alabama (11) 6-0 1399 4 Wisconsin (1) 5-0 1244 5 Stanford 5-0 1232 6 Boise State 5-0 1170 7 Oklahoma State 5-0 1168 8 Clemson 6-0 1046 9 Oregon 4-1 995 10 Michigan 6-0 891 11 Arkansas 5-1 871 12 Georgia Tech 6-0 805 13 South Carolina 5-1 678 14 Nebraska 5-1 671 15 Illinois 6-0 634 16 West Virginia 5-1 528 17 Virginia Tech 5-1 523 18 Kansas State 5-0 462 19 Michigan State 4-1 431 20 Arizona State 5-1 343 21 Texas 4-1 243 22 Houston 6-0 200 23 Texas A&M 3-2 198 24 Baylor 4-1 185 25 Penn State 5-1 77

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