Gamecocks No. 7, Clemson No. 10 (tops in the ACC) in SI’s Post-Spring top 25

  • Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:34 a.m., Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:15 a.m.
South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) scrambles away from Michigan linebackers Joe Bolden (35) and James Ross III (15) during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. South Carolina won 33-28. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples admits his Post-Spring Top 25 is a “nerdy” college football ranking. But that didn’t stop his attempt found here.

The top 10 goes like so:

1. Alabama

2. Texas A&M

3. Stanford

4. Ohio State

5. Notre Dame

6. Oregon

7. South Carolina

8. Louisville

9. Florida

10. Clemson

Note that Staples essentially has South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game and picks Clemson over (No. 12) Florida State as the top team in the ACC.

Follow Gene Sapakoff on Twitter @sapakoff.

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