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Sept. 16, 2007

The University of South Carolina moved up in both major college polls released this week. The Gamecocks jumped from 17th to 12th in the Associated Press poll and moved from 23rd to a tie for 14th with Clemson in the latest USA Today/Coaches’ poll.

It marks the highest the Gamecocks have appeared in the Associated Press poll since they were ranked 12th in the country on Oct. 21, 2001. They were 6-1 and coming off a 46-14 win at Vanderbilt, before falling that week to No. 9 Tennessee in Knoxville by a 17-10 score.

The Gamecocks (3-0, 1-0 in the SEC) will put their six-game winning streak on the line this week when they travel to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers (3-0, 1-0 SEC). The Bayou Bengals are ranked second in the country in both national polls.

Game time for that contest has been set for 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. CBS will televise the game nationally with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson describing the action.