South Carolina, Clemson climb one spot in AP poll

Big wins by South Carolina and Clemson on Saturday allowed both teams to jump on spot in the Associated Press college football poll.

The Gamecocks climbed to No. 8 in the AP poll (they remained No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll) following their 48-10 victory over East Carolina, while the Tigers leaped to No. 11  in both polls following their 52-27 thumping of Ball State.

The University of South Carolina football team climbed one spot in the Associated Press poll while remaining steady in the USA TODAY/Coaches poll, it was announced today.

The Gamecocks (2-0) are enjoying their highest AP ranking since they checked in at No. 6 after defeating North Carolina in 2007 to improve to 6-1. The Tigers (2-0) closed in on their second straight season in the top 10, missing out by one spot in both polls.

Alabama sits atop both polls, with LSU and Southern California trading off the No. 2 and 3 spots in the two polls. Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida State and Georgia are ranked 4-7 in order in both polls, with South Carolina and West Virginia checking in at the 8 and 9 spots. Michigan State rounds out the Top-10.

South Carolina will host UAB (0-1) on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The Tigers will play host to Furman on Saturday at Death Valley.

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