South Carolina dropped one spot in the Associated Press Poll after a narrow home win over Florida on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks are No. 12 in the AP top 25 released Sunday morning, jumped by No. 11 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are 9-1 this season, one fewer loss than the 8-2 Gamecocks. Oklahoma State’s lone loss is a came earlier this season against West Virginia, which lost to Kansas on Saturday.
Clemson jumped one spot in the AP, up to No. 7. The Tigers surpassed Stanford, which lost at Southern Cal on Saturday night.
USC’s fall in the polls makes it unlikely there will be a top 10 AP matchup when Clemson travels to Williams-Brice Stadium on Nov. 30. Both teams were ranked in the top 10 of the BCS standings for the first time ever last week, and will likely repeat that this week.
Alabama and Florida State retained the top two spots in the poll. Baylor jumped Ohio State into the third spot, while Oregon rounded out the top five. Auburn climbed one spot to No. 6 after its win over Georgia, while Clemson, Missouri, Texas A&M and Stanford completed the top 10.
This week’s top 10 consisted of four SEC teams, two ACC, two Pac-12, one Big 12 and one Big Ten.
The BCS standings will be released tonight.