USC Gamecocks Football

Gamecocks down one in AP Top 25

The Gamecocks dropped a spot in The Associated Press Top 25 after Saturday's SEC title game loss to Auburn.

South Carolina (9-4) is now No. 19 in the AP poll, down from No. 18 a week ago.

The Gamecocks fell four spots to No. 20 in the USA Today Top 25.

Auburn rode its 56-17 win over USC in the Southeastern Conference championship game to its first No. 1 ranking in the AP football poll since 1985.

The Tigers (13-0) jumped Oregon (12-0), which had been on top the last seven weeks. The Ducks fell to No. 2 after using a late surge to pull away for a 37-20 victory at Oregon State.

Auburn, which started the season No. 22, received 36 first-place votes. Oregon received 23 and No. 3 TCU got one.

There were few other changes after a Saturday with no upsets. The Horned Frogs were followed by Wisconsin, Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan State, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Boise State.

No. 25 Connecticut moved into the ranking for the first time this season after beating South Florida 19-16 to win a share of the Big East.

AP Top 25

Record Pts Pv
1. Auburn (36) 13-0 1,473 2
2. Oregon (23) 12-0 1,462 1
3. TCU (1) 12-0 1,379 3
4. Wisconsin 11-1 1,289 4
5. Stanford 11-1 1,283 5
6. Ohio St. 11-1 1,179 6
7. Michigan St. 11-1 1,101 7
8. Arkansas 10-2 1,085 8
9. Oklahoma 11-2 976 10
10. Boise St. 11-1 932 9
11. LSU 10-2 863 11
12. Virginia Tech 11-2 817 12
13. Nevada 12-1 759 14
14. Missouri 10-2 705 15
15. Alabama 9-3 628 17
16. Oklahoma St. 10-2 622 16
17. Nebraska 10-3 608 13
18. Texas A&M 9-3 601 19
19. South Carolina 9-4 332 18
20. Utah 10-2 312 21
21. Mississippi St. 8-4 288 22
22. West Virginia 9-3 283 23
23. Florida St. 9-4 188 20
24. Hawaii 10-3 111 25
25. Connecticut 8-4 74

Others receiving votes: UCF 63, Maryland 30, Tulsa 18, Navy 11, Miami (Ohio) 8, N. Illinois 7, San Diego St. 6, Fresno St. 2, Pittsburgh 2, Air Force 1, Iowa 1, N.C. State 1.

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USA Today Top 25

Record Pts Pvs
1. Oregon (34) 12-0 1,450 1
2. Auburn (24) 13-0 1,437 2
3. TCU (1) 12-0 1,348 3
4. Wisconsin 11-1 1,276 4
5. Stanford 11-1 1,239 5
6. Ohio State 11-1 1,200 6
7. Michigan State 11-1 1,104 7
8. Arkansas 10-2 1,008 8
8. Oklahoma 11-2 1,008 9
10. Boise State 11-1 914 10
11. Virginia Tech 11-2 900 11
12. LSU 10-2 826 12
13. Oklahoma State 10-2 718 15
14. Missouri 10-2 712 14
15. Nevada 12-1 640 17
16. Nebraska 10-3 607 13
17. Texas A&M 9-3 542 18
18. Alabama 9-3 521 19
19. Utah 10-2 375 21
20. South Carolina 9-4 345 16
21. West Virginia 9-3 261 24
22. Mississippi State 8-4 255 22
23. Florida State 9-4 156 20
24. Central Florida 10-3 143 25
25. Hawaii 10-3 98 NR

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 40; Maryland 19; Northern Illinois 13; Miami (Ohio) 8; North Carolina State 5; San Diego State 3; Navy 2; Arizona 1; Tulsa 1.

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