Steve Spurrier's final Coaches Poll ballot

GoGamecocks staff reportsDecember 2, 2012 

Steve Spurrier

FILE PHOTO — The State

Steve Spurrier ranked the Gamecocks No. 8 in his final USA Today Top 25 ballot, released by the publication on Sunday.

South Carolina finished No. 10 in the rankings, also known as the Coaches Poll.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips ranked the Gamecocks the highest at No. 7.

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen, Houston's Tony Levine and Connecticut's Paul Pasqualoni each ranked South Carolina No. 12 in their final ballots.

Spurrier ranked Clemson No. 13, which is where the Tigers finished in the poll. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had the Gamecocks at No. 10 and the Tigers at No. 12 on his final ballot.

Click here for USA Today's interactive look at all the coaches' final ballots

Steve Spurrier's final ballot

1. Notre Dame
2. Alabama
3. Florida
4. Oregon
5. Georgia
6. Kansas State
7. LSU
8. South Carolina
9. Oklahoma
10. Texas A&M
11. Stanford
12. Florida State
13. Clemson
14. Northwestern
15. Nebraska
16. Louisville
17. Oregon State
18. Boise State
19. Northern Illinois
20. UCLA
21. Michigan
22. Vanderbilt
23. Mississippi State
24. Rutgers
25. Cincinnati

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