Tigers leapfrog Gamecocks in Top 10 of BCS standings

Clemson took a Saturday off and managed to jump two spots into the Top 10 of the BCS standings, which were released Sunday.

After suffering their lone loss of the season to Georgia Tech last week, which knocked the Tigers out of the top five, Clemson was rewarded for a well-timed week off.

Clemson jumped to No. 9 in the BCS, surpassing the Gamecocks in the Top 10. South Carolina dropped from ninth to 13th following its loss to Arkansas on Saturday.

LSU held the No. 1 spot after defeating Alabama on Saturday night, but the Crimson Tide dropped only one spot to No. 3. Undefeated Oklahoma State took over the No. 2 spot.

Also-unbeaten Stanford and Boise State rounded out the top five spots, with one-loss teams Oklahoma, Oregon, Arkansas, Clemson and Virginia Tech rounding out the Top 10.

Clemson faces Wake Forest at noon Saturday and needs to run the table and get some help to have a chance to get into the BCS title game.

South Carolina faces Florida at noon Saturday and needs a victory to stay in the hunt for a spot in the SEC title game. The Gamecocks need Georgia to lose to either Auburn or Kentucky to win the SEC East.

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