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August 17, 2014

USC, Clemson inside Top 20 of preseason AP poll

South Carolina and Clemson are both ranked inside The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released on Sunday.

South Carolina and Clemson are both ranked inside The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released on Sunday.

The Gamecocks are No. 9 in the AP poll, the same spot they hold in the preseason USA Today Coaches rankings. USC hosts Texas A&M on Thursday, Aug. 28 to kick off the season.

The Tigers are No. 16 in the AP poll, the same place they are ranked by USA Today. Clemson opens the season at Georgia on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Record    Pts Pv
1. Florida St. (57) 14-0 1,496    1
2. Alabama (1) 11-2 1,361 7
3. Oregon (1) 11-2 1,334 9
4. Oklahoma (1) 11-2 1,324 6
5. Ohio St. 12-2 1,207 12
6. Auburn 12-2 1,198 2
7. UCLA 10-3 1,106 16
8. Michigan St. 13-1 1,080 3
9. South Carolina 11-2 1,015 4
10. Baylor 11-2 966 13
11. Stanford 11-3 885 11
12. Georgia 8-5 843 NR
13. LSU 10-3 776 14
14. Wisconsin 9-4 637 22
15. Southern Cal 10-4 626 19
16. Clemson 11-2 536 8
17. Notre Dame 9-4 445 21
18. Mississippi 8-5 424 NR
19. Arizona St. 10-4 357 20
20. Kansas St. 8-5 242 NR
21. Texas A&M 9-4 238 18
22. Nebraska 9-4 226 NR
23. North Carolina    7-6 194 NR
24. Missouri 12-2 134 5
25. Washington 9-4 130 25

Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma St. 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi St. 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise St. 10, Oregon St. 10, BYU 8, Northwestern 8, Penn St. 5, Navy 2, Vanderbilt 2, Louisiana 1, Nevada 1, Utah St. 1.

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