Gamecocks Football: AP Ranks USC 12th

The South Carolina Gamecocks are the 12th-best team in the nation, according to the Associated Press Preseason Football Poll, which was released today.

This is the same ranking they received a few weeks back by the USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll and is the highest ranking ever for the USC football program heading into a collegiate football season.

The Gamecocks finished the 2010 season with a 9-5 record and ranked 22nd in the country in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls. It was the Gamecocks’ first top-25 finish since the 2001 season.

The Gamecocks begin the 2011 season against the Pirates of East Carolina University on Sept. 3rd in Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, NC.

Here is the poll:

1. Oklahoma
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. LSU
5. Boise State
6. Florida State
7. Stanford
8. Texas A&M
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11. Wisconsin
12. South Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
14. TCU
15. Arkansas
16. Notre Dame
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
19. Georgia
20. Mississippi State
21. Missouri
22. Florida
23. Auburn
24. West Virginia
25. USC

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