Gamecocks finish fourth in the final ranking

By: Staff
By: Staff

Tuesday, January 7, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 7, 2014) – The University of South Carolina football team finished fourth in the final Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls, it was announced today. It marked the highest postseason ranking in school history.

Florida State (14-0) received every first place vote in both polls, finishing just ahead of Auburn (12-2). Big Ten Champion Michigan State (13-1) placed third, with the Gamecocks (11-2) and Missouri (12-2) rounding out the top 5 in both polls.

“Being ranked No. 4 in both major polls is an honor for the University of South Carolina and for our football program,” said head coach Steve Spurrier. “Thanks to the players for achieving another 11-2 record. Thanks also to the coaches, the support staff and our fans for their contributions. Also thanks to the voters for thinking so highly of us. We are very appreciative and thankful for being the highest–ranked team in school history and hope to do better next year.”

This is the ninth time that Carolina has finished the season ranked in the final Associated Press poll and the third-straight top-10 finish. Here are Carolina’s postseason A.P. rankings: 1958 (13), 1984 (11), 1987 (15); 2000 (19); 2001 (13); 2010 (22); 2011 (9); 2012 (8); 2013 (4).

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