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USC in top 25; bowl picture update

South Carolina cracked into The Associated Press Top 25 released Sunday, a day after the Gamecocks' 34-21 win over Arkansas.

USC is No. 24, joining Cincinnati (22), Oregon State (23) and Tulsa (25) as new additions to the poll this week.

The Gamecocks' next opponent, Florida, moved up one spot to No. 3. Alabama remained No. 1.

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The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (44) 10-0 1,604 1

2. Texas Tech (21) 10-0 1,574 2

3. Florida 8-1 1,467 4

4. Texas 9-1 1,437 5

5. Oklahoma 9-1 1,375 6

6. Southern Cal 8-1 1,311 7

7. Penn St. 9-1 1,161 3

8. Utah 10-0 1,157 10

9. Boise St. 9-0 1,110 9

10. Ohio St. 8-2 1,009 12

11. Oklahoma St. 8-2 963 8

12. Missouri 8-2 913 13

13. Georgia 8-2 880 14

14. Ball St. 9-0 677 16

15. TCU 9-2 623 11

16. BYU 9-1 602 17

17. North Carolina 7-2 597 19

18. Michigan St. 9-2 584 18

19. LSU 6-3 552 15

20. Florida St. 7-2 380 24

21. Pittsburgh 7-2 318 25

22. Cincinnati 7-2 269 —

23. Oregon St. 6-3 124 —

24. South Carolina 7-3 117 —

25. Tulsa 8-1 84 —

Others receiving votes: California 73, Virginia Tech 44, Air Force 40, Georgia Tech 29, Arizona 7, Oregon 6, W. Michigan 6, Cent. Michigan 5, Iowa 5, Miami 5, West Virginia 5, Boston College 3, Maryland 3, Northwestern 3, Kansas 1, South Florida 1, Wake Forest 1.

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