Gamecocks No. 9 in ESPN football power index

GoGamecocks staff reportsMay 22, 2014 

South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland (4)

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

South Carolina is No. 9 in the preseason college football Power Index ratings compiled by ESPN.

The Power Index, which include rankings for offense, defense and special teams, are designed to predict how strong each team will be in 2014.

Other SEC teams in the Top 25: 12. Georgia; 14. LSU; 15. Clemson; 17. Mississippi State; 20. Ole Miss; 22. Florida. A look at the Top 10:

OverallOff.   Def.   Special
1. Florida State211
2. Oregon11025
3. Auburn3198
4. Alabama1035
5. UCLA61216
6. Ohio State52128
7. Oklahoma19438
8. Stanford1684
9. South Carolina   81866
10. Texas A&M72446

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