South Carolina fans rejoice. Yet again, the top-25 has been cracked in terms of Gamecock football. You guessed it, today’s countdown topic is the Gamecock football team in the AP Top-25. While the Gamecocks have gained notoriety in the national spotlight over the past three seasons, South Carolina has been on the national radar for a slightly longer tenure.
The Gamecocks have officially been ranked in the AP Top-25 for a school-record 47 consecutive weeks. For those of you who are doing the math, that is over three and a half seasons of being ranked atop the college football world. During this impressive run, the Gamecocks have won the SEC East, been ranked in the Top-10, and even the Top-5.
In the past four seasons, South Carolina has won 39 games, defeated in-state rival Clemson four times, and won two big-time bowl games. Steve Spurrier became the school’s all-time leader in wins. Gamecock fans were privileged enough to see Marcus Lattimore write his way into the Gamecock record books by becoming the school’s all-time touchdown leader and all-time leader in rushing touchdowns. South Carolina coaches were able to land 3 consecutive “Mr. Football” recipients from the state of South Carolina, including the most impressive specimen in college football: Jadeveon Clowney.
There has been no better time to be a Gamecock, and the future is looking brighter than ever. Gamecock Nation, get ready for another incredible season as the Steve Spurrier looks to lead the Gamecocks to an SEC title and a BCS National Championship.