12. South Carolina

Last Week's Rank: Not Ranked
BCS Rank: 9
Record: 7 - 1
This Week's Game: W @ Tennessee, 14-3
Up Next: @ Arkansas
Trending: Up

We dropped the Gamecocks out of the rankings last week, based solely on the players who aren't playing for them any more (namely QB Stephen Garcia who was kicked off the team, and RB Marcus Lattimore who suffered a season-ending knee injury). But until they actually start losing games, we've got to keep them on the list. Playing at Arkansas is obviously a real test, but as far as disgraced former NFL head coaches go, we're always going to root for Steve Spurrier over Bobby Petrino. —Jack Erwin