For the first time in its 118 year history, the USC football team finished the season ranked in the top ten in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls. The Gamecocks are ninth in the final AP poll and 8th in the Coaches ranking.
“This is another “first” that we’re proud of – another goal reached,” said Steve Spurrier in a school issued statement. “There’s still some room higher than that, and we’ll shoot for that next year.”
The Gamecocks finished the season 11-2. The 11 wins were the most in school history.
Alabama was the top team in the AP poll, LSU was second. Oklahoma State, Oregon and Arkansas round out the top five teams. Clemson was 22nd in both polls.