South Carolina No. 12? Uhhh … Okay September 17, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Sports.
GAMECOCKS PROBABLY RANKED HIGHER THAN THEY DESERVE
FITSNews – September 17, 2007 – Don’t get us wrong, we bleed garnet and black just as profusely as the next diehard University of South Carolina fan. We’ve been rooting for the Gamecocks since we were in our mothers’ wombs, people, and whether it was George Rogers’ Heisman Trophy season in 1980, the 10-2 “Fire Ants” of 1984 or the back-to-back Outback Bowl wins in 2001 & 2002, we’ve lived and died by South Carolina football for the last three decades.
Having said that, seeing our beloved Gamecocks ranked No. 12 in this week’s Associated Press poll surprised us.
How come? Well, South Carolina just isn’t that good. Top 25, sure. But Top 15? Not a chance. The Gamecocks have no passing game, and our only big victory of the season (last week’s road triumph over Georgia) came against a program that’s nowhere near as good as it has been in years past. We remain cautiously optimistic that our boys can avoid a blowout Saturday against No. 2 LSU (which is clearly the best team in college football this year), but to do so they’ll have to play a helluva lot better than they’ve been playing.
UDPATE – We couldn’t help but notice six SEC teams are ranked in the Top 25 this week, compared to three ACC teams … once again proving our theory.