AP Poll: Gamecocks at No. 11; Clemson at No. 3

Columbia - The StateOctober 13, 2013 

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) keeps the ball and runs for a first down near the Arkansas goal line in the second quarter at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Saturday, October 12, 2013.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

The Gamecocks lopsided win over Arkansas helped USC move up to the No. 11 spot in The Associated Press college football rankings.

Clemson's No. 3 ranking is unchanged.

The Top 25 was shaken Sunday after seven ranked teams lost, including five to teams that were unranked or lower ranked. Stanford dropped eight spots and Michigan fell from the poll.

The top four was unchanged, with No. 1 Alabama receiving 55 of 60 first-place votes. No. 2 is Oregon, followed by Clemson and Ohio State. Florida State moved up to No. 5 to set up a top-five matchup at Clemson next week.

Stanford lost at Utah and is now No. 13, becoming the first top-10 team this season to lose to an unranked team. Michigan drops out after losing to Penn State.

1. Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1

2. Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2

3. Clemson 6-0 1,352 3

4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,330 4

5. Florida St. 5-0 1,242 6

6. LSU 6-1 1,137 10

7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9

8. Louisville 6-0 1,077 8

9. UCLA 5-0 1,017 11

10. Miami 5-0 912 13

11. South Carolina 5-1 896 14

12. Baylor 5-0 849 15

13. Stanford 5-1 824 5

14. Missouri 6-0 749 25

15. Georgia 4-2 615 7

16. Texas Tech 6-0 590 20

17. Fresno St. 5-0 383 21

18. Oklahoma 5-1 380 12

19. Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24

20. Washington 4-2 309 16

21. Oklahoma St. 4-1 264 22

22. Florida 4-2 249 17

23. N. Illinois 6-0 185 23

24. Auburn 5-1 156 NR

25. Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service