For the second straight week the voters aren’t giving USC much credit for an impressive win. A week after dropping the Gamecocks one spot following a 69-24 win over Troy, the Associated Press poll held Carolina at number 18 after its decisive 29-7 road win at rival Clemson.
The USA Today Coaches’ poll moved the Gamecocks up to 16th in its latest ranking.
USC is 9-3 and has now been ranked in the top 25 for 13 consecutive weeks. They will face second ranked Auburn Saturday in the SEC Championship game. The game will kick off at 4:00 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.