South Carolina kept its game close Sunday (and it seems strange writing Sunday), so despite another conference loss, the Gamecocks remained No. 13 in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
Georgia’s Terry Godwin took an onside kick 43 yards with 1:33 to play, ending South Carolina’s valiant effort to make a comeback in a 28-14 loss.
The SEC Country Power Poll consists of 17 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
The Gamecocks’ loss dropped their record to 2-4 overall, 1-4 in the SEC. They rank ahead of Missouri and Vanderbilt for fifth in the SEC East standings and ahead of only Vandy in the SEC Country poll.
South Carolina’s problems on offense continue to put pressure on its defense. The Gamecocks have scored 64 points in their five SEC games, 12.8 per game.
After the Hurricane Matthew-related stress and concerns of the past week, the Gamecocks have a bye Saturday before returning to Williams-Brice Stadium on Oct. 22 to face Massachusetts.
Not only is this a well-timed bye week after the storm havoc, but UMass, with a record of 1-5, could be a welcome opponent for a team with games against Tennessee, Missouri and Florida looming in the following three weeks.
Tennessee ranks No. 3 in this week’s poll. Mizzou ranks No. 12 and Florida is No. 6.
Check back next week to see the Week 7 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 6 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||221||17||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||202||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||179||0||3||3||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||175||0||4||2||6|
|5||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||8||4||9|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||131||0||6||5||9|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||118||0||5||4||9|
|8||LSU (8 - 4)||117||0||7||4||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||99||0||9||6||9|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||54||0||11||10||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||45||0||10||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||42||0||12||10||13|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||27||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||2||0||14||13||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)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)