Gamecocks drop out of BCS top 10; Clemson up to No. 7
South Carolina felt some gravity Sunday less than 24 hours after beating Florida 19-14 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The Gamecocks dropped one spot to No. 11 in Sunday’s release of the latest BCS Standings, falling out of the top 10. USC had cracked the top 10 for the first time this season last week. It had been the first time in BCS history USC and Clemson were ranked in the BCS top 10.
Clemson moved up one spot to No. 7, as Stanford fell to ninth after losing at Southern California.
Oklahoma State (9-1) jumped USC into the 10th spot in the BCS standings. How close was it? The Cowboys scored .589, while the Gamecocks were .588.
Earlier Sunday, USC also dropped one spot in the Associated Press Poll – from No. 11 to No. 12.
Alabama and Florida State are still on a collision course for the BCS Championship Game after retaining the top two spots in the standings, respectively. Ohio State is on deck at No. 3, while Baylor is the fourth undefeated team. Oregon, Auburn, Clemson, Missouri, Stanford and Oklahoma State filled out the top 10.
Ole Miss moved into the 24th spot. The Rebels will be ranked when they host Missouri on Saturday in a game that has monumental SEC East implications for the Gamecocks.
Two non-automatic qualifying schools are eligible for a BCS selection. No. 16 Northern Illinois and No. 15 Fresno State were ranked in the BCS top 16 and ahead of No. 18 Central Florida, which will likely be the American Athletic Conference champion. If that holds, there will be one fewer at-large selection for eligible teams from BCS conferences.