South Carolina junior wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is featured on this week's Sports Illustrated cover.
Meanwhile, USC is ranked No. 7 in the magazine's preseason poll.
Jeffery last season established himself as one of the elite receivers in the country with 88 catches for a school-record 1,517 yards. He has been named to numerous preseason All-America teams.
Jeffery is featured on the cover along with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Nebraska defensive lineman Jared Crick and Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones.
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The USC version of the issue (pictured) features the headline "Best Gamecocks Team Ever."
In the SI Top 25, Alabama is ranked No. 1 and LSU is No. 3
The remainder of the Top 10: No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Oregon, No. 6 Florida State, No. 8 Boise State; No. 9 Nebraska, and No. 10. Texas A&M.
South Carolina was ranked No. 8 in the Playboy preseason Top 25 and No. 12 in the USA Today poll.