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.
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.