South Carolina is on the up and up.
The Gamecocks rose in the SEC Country Power Poll for the second straight week, climbing from No. 13 to No. 11 following their 24-21 win against Tennessee.
South Carolina held the bottom spot two weeks ago, but has won both its games since then to move to 4-4 heading into November. USC was voted as high as No. 7 this week with a low of No. 13.
The SEC Country Power Poll consists of 26 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
South Carolina upset Tennessee on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Jake Bentley started for the second straight game and played well, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and 167 yards on 16 of 20 passing. Rico Dowdle also recorded a career-high 127 yards rushing.
South Carolina hosts Missouri on Saturday before a trip to Gainesville, Fla., to play the Gators to wrap up its conference slate.
Mizzou ranks No. 14 in this week’s poll and Florida is No. 4.
Alabama received all 26 first-place votes to hold the top spot as it has all season. Texas A&M stayed stead at No. 2, while Auburn rose to No. 3.
Check back next week to see the Week 10 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 9 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||309||0||2||2||4|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||281||0||3||2||4|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||252||0||6||3||6|
|5||LSU (8 - 4)||248||0||5||3||6|
|6||Arkansas (7 - 6)||187||0||7||5||10|
|7||Tennessee (9 - 4)||175||0||4||5||11|
|8||Kentucky (7 - 6)||143||0||10||6||11|
|9||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||137||0||8||6||11|
|10||Georgia (8 - 5)||114||0||9||6||13|
|11||South Carolina (6 - 7)||83||0||13||7||13|
|12||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||53||0||11||7||14|
|13||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||43||0||12||10||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||3||0||14||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cody Worsham (Tiger Rag Magazine)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)