COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina became bowl eligible and moved up in the SEC Country Power Poll after its win Saturday.
The Gamecocks moved up to No. 11 this week after getting their sixth win.
USC was voted as high as No. 9 this week with a low of No. 13.
The SEC Country Power Poll consists of 23 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
South Carolina got back on the winning track, beating Western Carolina 44-31 on Saturday. Running back Rico Dowdle led the way with 226 rushing yards, while Deebo Samuel added three touchdowns.
The Gamecocks now are 4-1 in their past five games, but the big one remains.
South Carolina travels to Clemson on Saturday to face its in-state rivals the Tigers.
Alabama received all 23 first-place votes to hold the top spot, as it has all season. Florida moved up to No. 2 following its win at LSU, which dropped to No. 4.
Check back next week to see the Week 13 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 12 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||299||23||1||1||1|
|2||Florida (9 - 4)||259||0||4||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||257||0||3||2||7|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||222||0||2||3||7|
|5||Tennessee (9 - 4)||199||0||6||4||7|
|6||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||193||0||5||3||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||166||0||7||5||8|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||148||0||8||6||9|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||106||0||10||6||11|
|10||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||75||0||9||8||12|
|11||South Carolina (6 - 7)||64||0||12||9||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||60||0||14||9||14|
|13||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||39||0||11||10||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||6||0||13||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)