USC Moves Into Top 5 for First Time Since '84

12:42 PM, Oct 7, 2012   |    comments
Gamecocks players celebrate with fans following their win over the Georgia Bulldogs at Williams-Brice Stadium. (Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE)
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NEW YORK (AP, WLTX) - South Carolina is ranked in the top three in the AP and USA TODAY Sports/Coaches poll, the first time they've been ranked this high in the surveys since 1984.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon hold their spots at the top of the rankings. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 again. The rest of Top 25 got a makeover.

No. 3 South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moves up three spots. No. 4 Florida jumps six after beating LSU 14-6. No. 5 West Virginia moves up three with a 48-45 victory at Texas.

The last time the Gamecocks were ranked in the top five was during the 1984 "Black Magic" season. That year, they got all the way up to number two in the polls.
No. 6 Kansas State, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 8 Ohio State also move up. LSU drops to No. 9 and unbeaten Oregon State is No. 10.
The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was the weekend of Oct. 18, 2008.


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