Gamecocks rise in Top 25 and BCS

dcloninger@thestate.comNovember 24, 2013 

USC's Brandon Wilds runs for a first down.

C MICHAEL BERGEN — mbergen@thestate.com

The rivalry will be a Top-10 matchup.

South Carolina moved up two spots to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 released on Sunday, while archrival Clemson moved up one spot to No. 6. The two teams will clash at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

The Gamecocks (9-2) steamrolled Coastal Carolina 70-10 last week, while Clemson (10-1) whipped The Citadel 52-6.

Both teams also rose one spot in thelatest BCS standings, with South Carolina moving up to No. 10 and Clemson No. 6.

USC moved up two spots to No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Clemson rose two spots to No. 4 in that poll.

AP TOP 25
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (56) 11-0 1,496 1
2. Florida State (4) 11-0 1,444 2
3. Ohio State 11-0 1,375 4
4. Auburn 10-1 1,294 6
5. Missouri 10-1 1,202 8
6. Clemson 10-1 1,196 7
7. Oklahoma State 10-1 1,177 11
8. Stanford 9-2 1,002 10
9. Baylor 9-1 976 3
10. South Carolina 9-2 960 12
11. Michigan State 10-1 929 13
12. Oregon 9-2 731 5
13. Arizona State 9-2 690 19
14. Wisconsin 9-2 684 16
15. LSU 8-3 642 18
16. Fresno State 10-0 619 15
17. UCF 9-1 588 17
18. Northern Illinois 11-0 470 20
19. Texas A&M 8-3 429 9
20. Oklahoma 9-2 386 22
21. Louisville 10-1 383 21
22. UCLA 8-3 300 14
23. Southern Cal 9-3 262 23
24. Duke 9-2 135 25
25. Notre Dame 8-3 68 NR
Others receiving votes: Georgia 15, Cincinnati 10, Texas 10, Ole Miss 7, Arizona 6, Nebraska 6, Minnesota 5, East Carolina 1, North Dakota State 1, Vanderbilt 1

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