The University of South Carolina Gamecocks have finished at No. 4 in both major postseason football polls, the highest postseason rank in South Carolina history. Orange Bowl Champion Clemson is ranked No. 7 in the coaches poll and No. 8 in the AP Poll.
Both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls place the Gamecocks behind BCS National Champion Florida State, Auburn and Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State.
Missouri and Oklahoma came in at No. 5 and No 6. respectively.