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Gamecocks hold position, Tigers improve in polls after wins

NEW YORK (AP/WIS) - After wins against conference opponents Saturday, South Carolina held steady and Clemson improved in the Associated Press college football rankings.

USC remains ranked sixth, while Clemson moved from 17th to 15th. The Gamecocks also are rated sixth in the USA Today poll, but Clemson moved up to 15th.

South Carolina beat SEC opponent Kentucky 38-17. Clemson defeated Boston college 45-31.

Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll.

The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season. The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week.

LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4 in the new media poll.

Oregon remained No. 2 and Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3.

Georgia is ranked fifth, followed by South Carolina, Kansas State, Stanford, West Virginia and Notre Dame to round out the top ten.

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