USC Gamecocks Football

October 20, 2013

Gamecocks tumble 9 spots in latest Top 25

South Carolina dropped nine spots in the newest Associated Press Top 25 after Saturday's 23-21 loss at Tennessee.

South Carolina dropped nine spots in the newest Associated Press Top 25 after Saturday's 23-21 loss at Tennessee.

The Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2 SEC) are now No. 20 in the AP poll.

USC also fell 11 spots to No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and was No. 21 in the first BCS standings released Sunday night.

The team travels to Missouri (7-0, 3-0) this Saturday. The Tigers climbed nine spots to No. 5 in this week's AP rankings.

Five conference teams in the Top 25 lost in league play Saturday, including three defeated by unranked opponents. The stunning results represented the latest indication this isn't a typical season for the league that has produced the last seven national champions.

In addition to South Carolina's loss:

- Mississippi won 27-24 over No. 6 LSU.

- No. 7 Texas A&M lost 45-41 to No. 24 Auburn.

- Vanderbilt defeated No. 15 Georgia 31-27.

In each of these games, the loser was favored by at least seven points.

Even No. 14 Missouri's 36-17 victory over No. 22 Florida qualified as an upset. The Gators were favored by three points.

The flurry of upsets caused a shake-up in the Top 25 released Sunday. Missouri soared to No. 5, and Auburn rose to No. 11. LSU tumbled to No. 13, Texas A&M fell to No. 14 and South Carolina slipped to No. 20. Georgia and Florida dropped out of the rankings entirely.

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (55) 7-0 1,495     1
2. Oregon (3) 7-0 1,427 2
3. Florida St. (2) 6-0 1,395 5
4. Ohio St. 7-0 1,309 4
5. Missouri 7-0 1,197 14
6. Baylor 6-0 1,189 12
7. Miami 6-0 1,130 10
8. Stanford 6-1 1,118 13
9. Clemson 6-1 927 3
10. Texas Tech 7-0 904 16
11. Auburn 6-1 867 24
12. UCLA 5-1 832 9
13. LSU 6-2 739 6
14. Texas A&M 5-2 683 7
15. Fresno St. 6-0 550 17
16. Virginia Tech 6-1 509 19
17. Oklahoma 6-1 501 18
18. Louisville 6-1 428 8
19. Oklahoma St. 5-1 382 21
20. South Carolina   5-2 381 11
21. UCF 5-1 345 NR
22. Wisconsin 5-2 258 25
23. N. Illinois 7-0 220 23
24. Michigan 6-1 169 NR
25. Nebraska 5-1 117 NR

Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon St. 79, Michigan St. 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Utah 4, Washington 4, Texas 2, BYU 1, Ball St. 1.

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