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Oct. 4, 2009

The University of South Carolina boasts the 25th-ranked football team in the country, according to this week’s Associated Press poll.

South Carolina (4-1) checks in at number 25 in this week’s AP poll with 200 points. It marks the first time the Gamecocks have been ranked since they defeated Arkansas on November 8, 2008 to improve their record to 7-3. Missouri (4-0) is ranked just ahead of Carolina in 24th place with 215 points, while Wisconsin (5-0) is 26th with 157 points in this week’s poll.

The Gamecocks are just outside the top 25 in the ESPN/Coaches Poll. They come in at number 27 this week with 128 points. Wisconsin is 25th in that poll with 156 points, just ahead of Georgia (148) and Carolina.

The Gamecocks will put that national ranking on the line on Saturday, October 10, when they host the Kentucky Wildcats in another SEC contest. That game, which will be televised on FSN, will kick at 12:30 p.m. in Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium. Tickets still remain for that contest.